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In a pivot from the data centre expansion of the past several years, the government of Singapore has placed a moratorium on the construction of new data centres on the island. This restriction will likely have a significant effect on the data centre industry throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in India. Why the moratorium? Singapore elected… Read More
Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications provider headquartered in India, has announced that it will invest $673 million USD in data centres. The main purpose of this investment will be to expand Airtel’s data centre footprint to meet growing customer demand in the country. Nxtra, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, will make the investment sometime in… Read More
A new report published by security solutions provider Barracuda finds that 87% of Indian companies have fallen victim to cyber security attacks in the past year. The shift to home-working contributed to this high figure, as the report also found those firms that were predominately home-working had higher rates of security breaches. “While organisations are… Read More
Amazon plans to invest $1.6 billion (£1.23bn) constructing two data centres in India to form an AWS region in the state of Telangana.
The company has sought environmental approval for the construction of the two facilities on the outskirts of Hyderabad. One data centre is proposed at Chandanvelly village in Shabad, the other at Meerkhanpet village in Kandukur.
Google is the latest major cloud provider to set its sights on the thriving Indian market, joining fellow “big three” players AWS & Azure in stepping up commercial efforts in the country.
The technology giant’s cloud arm has penned a deal with Airtel which will see India’s third-largest telco offer G Suite’s cloud-based applications to small and medium businesses.
The telco, which boasts over 325 million subscribers, currently serves over 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses and startups in the country, in addition to 2,500 large businesses.