Mumbai, India–(Sep 6, 2015)

Microsoft plans to offer its commercial and cloud services - Azure and Office 365 - through three local data centers by the end of 2015, making it one of the first major technology companies to set up cloud data centers across India.
Starting today, the tech giant will offer core compute and storage services using data centers across three locations in India — Pune (Central India), Chennai (South India), and Mumbai (West India). 

With these hyper-scale datacenters, Microsoft will offer enterprise-grade cloud services from local datacenters to customers of all sizes and industries including government departments and banking, NBFC, CA firms and financial services. Microsoft will launch the commercial cloud services from local datacenters by the end of this year. The testing Phase has already started.

 “Customers can now benefit from data sovereignty, lower latency and geo redundancy with the availability of local infrastructure.” said Ebrahim Nalwala, Managing Director IOTAP “This will help ease some of the biggest pain points which is  reduce pricing, allow complete governance and compliance.” 

The Azure data centers have already been running in India on a test phase  and they have banks like ICICI and Yes bank which have some of the most confidential data already on board. Next month the Data centers will start running Office 365, and they will also offer Dynamics CRM Online in the first half of next year.

About IOTAP IOTAP provides IT consulting and Software Services to enable companies to effectively Connect, Communicate and Collaborate with their internal as well as external customers and peer-groups. IOTAP is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, and provides full life-cycle solutions for implementation of CRM, Collaboration solutions, Web Content Management Systems and Custom Application Development projects IOTAP has always delivered exemplary solutions that continuously delight the customer which is coupled with alliances with the world's technology leaders and a highly motivated and competent in-house team. IOTAP helps clients achieve IT objectives by delivering and supporting comprehensive turn-key solutions in IT applications and infrastructure. The company provides services and consulting for technologies like SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, and Office 365. We have offices in Washington DC (US), Milton Keynes (UK), Muscat (Oman), Mumbai (India) and provide on-site as well as offshore support globally. For more information, please visit us at or write to us at [email protected].