Chinese handset maker Xiaomi said that it is migrating its Indian data to cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure with infrastructure in India. The migration will be completed by the end of 2018.
All new Indian user data since 1 July is already being stored in local servers and all existing user data on mi.com/in/ will be fully migrated to servers in India by mid-September 2018, the company said, adding that the migration will result in a jump in access speed.
The data migration would cover all Indian user data across Xiaomi e-commerce platform, Mi Community (in.c.mi.com), Mi Cloud, MIUI (Xiaomi Market, feed, Mi Video, advertising, Mi Messaging, push notifications, etc) and Mi TV.
Prior to this, all Indian user data used was stored in AWS servers across Singapore and the United States.
Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India: “At Xiaomi, data privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We are taking one more step towards user data security and privacy by bringing our cloud services to India for all local data needs. It’s something our teams have been working tirelessly on and I am glad we have been able to turn this around for our India users. With the data stored locally and encrypted end to end, users will be able to enjoy greater access speeds.”
He continued, “Xiaomi is committed to India and data protection and using cloud servers in India is another step in that direction for us. We will continue to work on this aspect and ensure a heightened user experience for all our users in India.”