Hello and welcome to the Current Affair's Portal of ExamPundit.in. Microsoft India on 29th September, 2015 launched commercial cloud services from local data centres in India.
The company has invested around $200 million to set up three centres in Pune, Chennai and Mumbai. The Chennai Centre was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Karan Bajwa, managing director, Microsoft India, who was in Chennai to be part of the inauguration, said that the company will offer Microsoft Azure services via local data centres in India.
In addition to the Microsoft Azure services launching, Office 365 services will be available from October 2015. Dynamics CRM Online services will follow in the first half of 2016.
The current market share of Microsoft in the Indian public cloud market is 30%. Research firm Gartner estimates the FY15 cloud market at around $838 million. It says the sector is growing at 68-72%.
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