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Flipkart sets up data centres to handle traffic

Most of the e-commerce giant's traffic comes from mobile users

Flipkart sets up data centres to handle growing mobile first traffic

Flipkart co-founder and Chief Executive Binny Bansal has taken another leaf out of Jeff Bezos’ playbook. The e-tail major has set up data centres in Mumbai and Chennai to manage traffic from its user base of 100 million-plus. The Indian e-commerce giant’s move to store its applications and data on its own servers comes at a time when global firms such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon look at India as the next battleground for providing cloud services. While most of Flipkart’s traffic comes from mobile users, other large firms have built their cloud services for Western ...