France-based software firm OVH cloud has launched its first data centre in India as it expands over the Asia-Pacific region with the aim of capitalising the growing cloud adoption amid increasing concerns over data privacy. The new data centre which is situated in Mumbai will provide Indian businesses with localised computer and storage infrastructure in order to meet changing data compliance needs.

The International Data Corporation (IDC) projected the Indian market for public cloud services to reach $13 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.1 per cent between 2021-2026. With over 30 data centres in the world, the company employs over 2000 people, and aims at recruiting more from India.