Cloud offers huge scope in India: Nadella

Cloud offers huge scope in India: Nadella

Microsoft on Tuesday said it will offer commercial cloud services from local data centres in India by 2015 as the tech giant gears for competition for the estimated $2 trillion domestic market opportunity from rival firms like Google and IBM.

“There is an incredible demand and opportunity for India with Microsoft cloud services," chairman Satya Nadella said on his first visit to India after taking over the top job.Nadella said last year Microsoft’s cloud business in India grew over 100 per cent. Microsoft is expected to set up three data centres across the country by 2015.

The 47-year old CEO of US-based technology giant, said the company was gearing up for large scale investment in India to tap its  $2 trillion market where rivals Google and IBM too have a strong presence.

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