Xiaomi is for now the number one smartphone brand in India and if you are using a Xiaomi smartphone you may be aware that the cloud features were / are hosted on servers not located in India. But now Xiaomi India will migrate its local data to India cloud infrastructure.
Since many users were having issue with their data being saved on server in China, Xiaomi prior to this was using AWS servers across United States and Singapore for Indian users. But now they will have the data stored in local servers in India.
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.”
Xiaomi is migrating its local data to 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. 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.