Gains an edge over Google and Amazon, which do not have local data centres.
Microsoft has reportedly confirmed plans to deliver its flagship cloud services from its data centres in India.
With the latest move, Microsoft will have an edge over its rivals including Amazon Web Services and Google in India.
Currently, Microsoft Azure operates in 15 regions, including Asia Pacific and Japan, while the leader in cloud services AWS operating in ten.
Google and IBM SoftLayer are yet to gain traction in terms of their global presence.
With the addition of new services to its cloud architecture each quarter, Microsoft is approaching AWS both in global presence as well as features, reported Tech In Asia.
Recently, the US tech major extended support of Azure Backup to reach Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating systems, which was earlier available to Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Sever 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.