Microsoft Corp. expects local, state and national governments to take to its cloud platform, Mirosoft Azure, in a big way after it set up three datacenters in the country. The company expects cloud business to roughly double, contributing 25% of its India revenues by June 2016, when its current financial year ends.
“There is a huge amount of interest from the government and private sector,” Neeraj Gill, general manager of public sector business at Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd,. said in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The company announced last week that it would provide cloud services from three local data centres in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Gill refused to disclose the investment Microsoft has made in the three data centres but said the company had invested $15 billion globally to build 100 data centres for cloud services.