Through a press release, Xiaomi has declared that it won’t be storing user data of its Indian users outside the country. It is now in the process of migrating the user data to secure cloud platforms such Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure locally in India. The company has also confirmed that the migration process will finish by the end of this year.
The Chinese manufacturer will be migrating user data of Indian users across various Xiaomi services and products like Mi Cloud, Mi TV, MIUI (Xiaomi Market, feed, Mi Video advertising, Mi Messaging, push notifications, etc) Mi Community (in.c.mi.com) and Xiaomi’s e-commerce store (mi.com/in) on the local cloud servers in India. Prior to this, the Indian user data was stored on cloud servers in Singapore and the U.S.
The company has been storing all the new user data of Indian users since July 1 on its local servers. It is aiming to finish the migration process of mi.com/in user data by the next month. Now that the user data will be available on local servers, Indian users will be able to enjoy better access speed.
Last year, the Government of India had instructed around many smartphone makers from China to declare the procedures and processes that they were using to securing the Indian user data. In September 2017, Xiaomi confirmed that it will be shifting its servers in India in future. And today comes the confirmation from the company that it will soon finish the Indian user data migration to local servers.
The IDC survey reports have revealed that Xiaomi has been leading the Indian phone market since the past four consecutive quarters from Q3 2017 to Q2 2018. As of Q2 2018, the company is holding an impressive market share of 29.7 percent. In the same quarter, Xiaomi became the first phone manufacturer to ship around 10 million units within a single quarter.