Microsoft has acquired a plot of land in Pune, India, and plans to develop a data center there.
The Economic Times reports the company has acquired a 25-acre land parcel in the Pimpri-Waghere locality in the northwest of the Maharashtra city, where it plans to develop a data center.
The deal is reportedly through an agreement with Finolex Industries to transfer the long-term lease for nearly Rs 329 crore ($39.7m).
The companies declined to comment to the publication.
Microsoft opened three Indian cloud regions in Pune (Central India), Chennai (South India), and Mumbai (West India) in 2015. In December 2021 it added three availability zones in the India Central region in Pune; it is the only Indian Azure region with availability zones.
Earlier this year the company announced plans for a Hyderabad region, though timelines weren’t shared.
It has seemingly since de-listed the India West location in Mumbai, which may have been converted into a reserved access zone.