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Microsoft's Azure cloud services have a new region: India. The House That Gates Built now has functioning bit barns in the central Indian city of Pune, Chennai and Mumbai. As of today, the three bit barns are open for Azure business. Later in October Office 365 will start to operate from India and in the first half of 2016 …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "there's a few nanoseconds to be saved on the sub-continent"

    Maybe, but it is also within reach of a US judge and the NSA via National Security Letter.

    But hey, don't take that to mean that Indians (and everone else) won't be using the facilities. The public doesn't know the first thing about security, and companies haven't been bitten hard enough yet to care.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Those looking for lower-latency locations in which to place disaster-recovery rigs aimed for European consumption "

    Would never ever even remotely consider using anything based in India. Especially when there are already multiple Microsoft datacentres to choose from in Europe.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      But think of all those eastern customers wanting to throw money at you, having to wait an extra 300ms!

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