Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to visit his hometown Hyderabad early in the next month, i.e., in December. An official of the Telangana State Government had confirmed the visit of Satya Nadella to Hyderabad city in the month of December. However, the official has not yet spoken a word on the date and other details of his visit. All the other details are not yet revealed by the official.
Satya Nadella is expected to meet Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao alongside his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad. Besides the encounter, the CEO will be visiting the Microsoft India Development Centre in Hyderabad. This is the second visit of Nadella to Hyderabad after heading over as the Chief Executive of the global tech giant last year.
Microsoft Plans to Set up Data Center in Hyderabad
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella will be visiting Hyderabad in the month of December to meet both the State Chief Ministers, K.Chadrashekar Rao and N.Chandrababu Naidu. Earlier, during his first visit in the month of September, Nadella had Telangana chief minister and spoke to Naidu over the phone. Now, the CEO wishes to meet both of them at one place and seems to hold discussions with the state government on the topic of setting up a data center in the city.
Already, there are data centers which were launched in Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai. Although the metropolitan city, Hyderabad was deemed to be the first city to have a data center, however, it did not materialize. Telangana Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao had also called on Nadella during his visit to the US in May this year. This visit likely shows that the Microsoft company is planning to expand its operations in Hyderabad while AP CM, Chandrababu Naidu is also seeking to woo it to have its presence in Andhra Pradesh.
However, all the technical aspects of setting up a data center will be revealed only after the meeting between the company’s CEO, officials, and the state government. During Satya Nadella’s speech to the Company’s employees on expanding the Hyderabad center in September, he hints that the company is planning to set up a data center for cloud computing.
Microsoft has its India development center in Hyderabad which was set up in 1998. The development center in Hyderabad is the largest Research & Development center of Microsoft outside its Redmond (US) facility.