Lenovo has planned an expansion in data centre business in India. The Chinese technology major is collaborating with startups and government partners to host applications of companies in four verticals: manufacturing, financial services, academia and healthcare sectors.
With an investment of $1.2 billion dollars in research and development (R&D) on artificial intelligence, the company also aims to expand its Chennai centre to include data centre offerings.
Vivek Sharma, MD-Data Center Group (DCG) at Lenovo India said that India is among the top 10 countries that have been identified from data centre expansion perspective and the emerging market promises huge growth opportunities. Sharma revealed that the company sees a $ 5-6 billion overall revenue coming from India in the next three years.
Scott Tease, executive director-HPC and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Lenovo said that AI is nascent in India and is only used by companies with deep pockets. Most players working in this space do not have a brand name but Lenovo’s collaborative endeavors will help smaller players leverage AI with its end-to-end solutions.