As part of the new launch, Microsoft inaugurated three data centres - Chennai, Pune and Mumbai - in the country. The new centres started operations after the facilities were inaugurated by the respective state chief ministers --  J. Jayalalithaa and Devendra Fadnavis.

"The governments, large businesses, small and medium businesses (SMBs) and  citizens can use the massive computing power now available locally to fuel India's inclusive growth, spur innovation and accelerate digital  transformation," Tyler Bryson, general manager, marketing and operations at Microsoft India, said.

More organisations and governments will adopt the public cloud which will open up more opportunities for Microsoft.

The Tamil Nadu government in a release said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft at the recently-concluded Global Investors Meet held in Chennai.As per the MoU, Microsoft India will offer entrepreneurs selected by the Tamil Nadu government its software development platform free of cost for three months. The company will also train the entrepreneurs on cloud computing and mobility technology.

"We welcome you to the state and I assure you of the full support of the government of Tamil Nadu," Jayalalithaa told Microsoft India's managing director Karan Bajwa who was present at the inauguration.

Meanwhile, Fadnavis said, "This launch is a milestone which has taken the mission of Digital India and Digital Maharashtra to the next level... The good part about these data centres is that they are within the geographical boundaries of our country and takes utmost care of security."


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