Microsoft in talks with Telangana to set up Rs 15,000-crore data centre

Microsoft is in the final leg of talks with the Telangana government to set up a data centre in the state with an overall investment of Rs 15,000 crore.

The US tech giant has zeroed in on a patch of land near Hyderabad for building the facility.

Microsoft’s plan to set up the data centre comes close on the heels of Brookfield Infrastructure planning to establish a joint venture to develop such facilities in India under the brand name BAM Digital Realty. Brookfield Infrastructure is a subsidiary of Canada’s Brookfield, and NYSE-listed Digital Realty, the global provider of data centres.

Sources close to the firm revealed, “In the information technology (IT) space, Telangana is already seeing some major investments. Microsoft is establishing its data centre here, and it may come out with a public announcement soon,” However, a spokesperson for Microsoft did not comment on the development.

Also, Microsoft and Reliance Jio had signed a deal for a long-term alliance to develop cloud data centres in India in 2019. Microsoft, as part of the deal, was to bring in its cloud computing service Azure Cloud on Jio’s network, targeting small businesses looking to move to cloud technology infrastructure. Besides Microsoft, other international players of the likes of Google and Amazon Web Services are reinforcing their presence in the data centre segment in the country.

Latest articles

Paytm and HDFC Bank have teamed up to explore payment solutions for new online businesses

Paytm, the IPO-bound digital payments company, and HDFC Bank, India's largest private sector bank, announced a strategic partnership to develop comprehensive solutions...

For the first time in three months, Bitcoin has surpassed $50,000

On Monday, Bitcoin surpassed $50,000 for the first time in three months, as investors flocked back into the cryptocurrency on a bargain-hunting...

50 Government schools transformed in Odisha, 1000 underway

Under the 5-T initiative, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has changed 50 government high schools in the Hinjilicut and Sheragada Blocks in...

WhatsApp’s Desktop App Has Been Released To The Public Beta Program

WhatsApp, like most other apps, is subjected to beta testing. This is crucial because they need to ensure that the software works...

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here