Microsoft is in the final leg of talks with the Telangana state government in India to establish a data center in the state with an investment outlay of about $2 to 2.25 billion (INR 15,000 crore), local media reports say.
The government of Tamil Nadu has signed MoUs with two firms with the goal of constructing data centres in and near Chennai.
GDS Holdings, the largest carrier-neutral data center operator in China, announced the first step in the expansion of its portfolio to Southeast Asia with plans to develop a hyperscale data center campus in Johor, Malaysia.
Israeli real estate group Azrieli is acquiring 100% of Norway's data centre services firm Green Mountain for around $850 million, to expand its data centre activity.
Even more data centres are on the way to India following announcements from Digital Realty and Google, both of which have plans to build a number of such facilities in the country.