In his first visit to India as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella today announced that Microsoft will offer commercial cloud services – Azure and Office 365, from local datacenters by the end of 2015.
This is expected to accelerate public and hybrid cloud adoption significantly in India. Organizations in the country will benefit from data sovereignty, lower latency and geo redundancy with the availability of local infrastructure.
Microsoft’s cloud services in India have grown over 100 percent in revenue in the past year, and the commitment to offer locally hosted Microsoft Azure and Office 365 will further accelerate this.
Microsoft’s locally available cloud services will open opportunities for banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies, state-owned enterprises and government departments to adopt the public cloud.
— Microsoft India (@MicrosoftIndia) September 30, 2014