Xiaomi to shift cloud servers to India for local data storage

In a significant move, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has decided to migrate its cloud servers to India to store data locally. The migration would cover all Indian user data across Xiaomi’s e-commerce platform — (www.mi.com/in/), Mi Community (in.c.mi.com), Mi Cloud, MIUI (Xiaomi Market, feed, Mi Video, advertising, Mi Messaging, push notifications, etc) and Mi TV, the company said. ‘Highly secure’ “We’re migrating our local data to the highly secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure infrastructure in India and all the existing data would be migrated by the end of 2018,” said Manu Jain, V-P, Xiaomi, and managing director, Xiaomi India. All new Indian user data are already being stored in local servers since July 1 and existing data onmi.com/in/will be fully moved to servers in India by mid-September. Hitherto, all Indian user data inmi.com/in/,in.c.mi.com, Mi Cloud, MIUI (Xiaomi Market, feed, Mi Video, advertising, Mi Messaging, push notifications, etc.) and Mi TV were stored in AWS servers across Singapore and the U.S. “With the migration of local user data to Indian cloud service provider infrastructure based in India, users can expect a jump in access speed,” he added. “With the data stored locally and encrypted end-to-end, users will be able to enjoy up to four times higher access speed when using Xiaomi’s services,” said Mr. Jain.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/xiaomi-to-shift-cloud-servers-to-india-for-local-data-storage/article24836896.ece

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