Today’s post was written by Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president for the Office 365 team.
As part of our commitment to making Office 365 the most trusted cloud service for productivity and delivering security, compliance and control to Office 365 customers around the globe, I am pleased to announce that Office 365 services will now be delivered in India from the local datacenters in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.
With the launch of Office 365 datacenters in India, we are strengthening our support to the government’s Digital India vision. Following the launch of Microsoft Azure in India datacenters, our investment in Office 365 in the local datacenters reaffirms our commitment to the Indian market and is intended to accelerate the Indian government’s digital transformation initiative.
Today businesses of all sizes in India are already using Office 365 to make their employees more productive, accelerate decision-making with real-time collaboration and secure their business-critical data. With the launch of our three new datacenters in India, Office 365 becomes the first global commercial cloud service to provide productivity and collaboration services from within India. Businesses in India will benefit from all the innovation, security and compliance capabilities that customers around the world have come to expect from Office 365. With the new datacenters they will also get the added benefit of data residency, which is particularly important to organizations in regulated industries, such as banking, government and healthcare.
Office 365 takes a comprehensive approach to compliance, achieving industry standards such as ISO 27001, ISO 27018, SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports, which provides the gold standard in security to government agencies, education and other commercial enterprises. To learn more about security and compliance in Office 365, please visit the Office 365 Trust Center.
We’re thrilled to provide these technologies locally to help Indian businesses and organizations innovate and compete globally.