Customers will be able to participate in the private preview of Microsoft Azure from India data centers in July 2015, which is a key component of our Microsoft Cloud services.
This will give them a headstart to run trials of their apps on Microsoft Azure from local infrastructure. With these hyper-scale data centers, Microsoft will offer enterprise-grade cloud services from local data centers to customers of all sizes and industries, including government departments and banking and financial services.
Microsoft will launch the commercial cloud services from local data centers by the end of this year.
In addition to Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Microsoft has also announced that Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will also be available from India data centers in the first half of 2016.
Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice-President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, said, “Building an intelligent cloud is a key Microsoft strategy for global markets, including India. We deliver the most open, complete and secure enterprise-grade cloud services. Services from local data centers will open infinite computing capacity for Indian government departments, banks, telecom companies and enterprises or all sizes.