After information technology and life sciences hubs, Telangana is now racing ahead to become a global data centre hub. The future is cloud services and the city of Hyderabad is going from strength to strength to position itself as a progressive data centre hub.
Top cloud service platforms – Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services have already developed their base in the city and also announced plans to expand. On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, Microsoft has announced to open three more data centres in Hyderabad in addition to the already-announced three data centres. This announcement translates to a whopping investment of Rs. 16,000 crores.
Previously, Amazon Web Services (AWS) came forward to invest Rs. 36,300 crores to set up state-of-the-art AWS data centres in Hyderabad. From an initial investment proposal of Rs. 20,096 crores, the company has decided to increase its investments to Rs. 36,300 crores. It speaks volumes about how Hyderabad is shaping up as an ideal destination for data centres.
Also, other top players in the data space such as CtrlS and Webworks have chosen Hyderabad. While CtrlS is hugely expanding its facility, Webworks is planning to start its first data centre. Other companies such as NPCI, JLL Projects, to name a few, have identified Hyderabad as the destination for their data centres.
Meanwhile, it is to be noted that Telangana is already leveraging the power of the cloud to improve governance and citizen services. And with a business-friendly state government at the helm under the leadership of a proactive IT and Industries minister KT Rama Rao, the tech giants are making a beeline to Telangana. Thus, the city of Hyderabad is gradually transforming into a hub for hubs.