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Since the launch of the Microsoft Cloud in India, we have seen tremendous growth of our customers’ cloud usage. For example, we’re collaborating with Tata Motors, India’s leading auto manufacturer, to provide connected driving experiences powered by Azure. Flipkart has adopted Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform to enable its continued growth and expansion, and to scale quickly and stay resilient. Kotak Mahindra Bank partnered with Zing HR and turned to Azure for an integrated and flexible mobile HR solution.

Today, I’m excited to share that global companies can now benefit from access to the three Azure regions in India: West India (Mumbai), Central India (Pune) and South India (Chennai). These regions provide world-class reliability and performance combined with data residency in India to support the digital transformation of organizations. Customers gain the benefit of data replication across these locations, ensuring business continuity in both pure cloud and hybrid scenarios.

Selected noteworthy services deployed in India regions since my last update include Power BI and HDInsight, with full features across Windows and Linux. Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights to monitor a business and get answers quickly with rich dashboards available on every device. With HDInsight, you can easily spin up enterprise-grade, open source cluster types, guaranteed with the industry’s best 99.9% SLA and 24/7 support.

I’m proud about these expansions, and to see Azure in India enabling our users to deploy dev, test and production workloads closest to their employees, partners and customers anywhere in the world.

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