Microsoft plans to enhance their data center investment in Hyderabad by setting up three more data centers, the Telangana government announced on Thursday.
Microsoft had last year announced its first captive data center investment of three campuses. While the earlier investment commitment entailed three data centers in Hyderabad, each with an IT capacity of at least 100 MW, Microsoft now targets to reach 6 total data centers in Telangana with each data centre serving 100 MW of IT load on average, the government said.
These data centers form an integral part of Microsoft’s goal of strengthening its cloud infrastructure to serve Azure’s customers in India and worldwide. All 6 data centers are estimated to be deployed phase-wise in the next 10-15 years.
The upcoming projects were discussed by the officials of the state government and Microsoft at the Microsoft Cafe at Davos. State Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao, and Principal Secretary, IT Jayesh Ranjan had discussions with Microsoft’s President, Asia, Ahmed Mazhar.
Telangana had earlier signed an MoU with Microsoft to enable several activities such as skilling, internship programs, and cloud adoption. As part of Telangana’s cloud adoption, Telangana is working with Microsoft Azure and others to ensure citizen services have the best of infrastructure as part of its tech stack.