Cisco Meraki India Region Launched to Enhance Networking and Enable Data Localization

Cisco is launching the Meraki India Region, a new cloud region hosted locally within the country. It will help businesses in India accelerate their move to the cloud while helping customers meet their local data storage and privacy needs.

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Cisco Meraki India Region

Cisco has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to India's digitization by launching the Cisco Meraki India Region. This new cloud region is hosted by a cloud service provider approved by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. The Meraki India Region will enable businesses across the nation to embrace a cloud-first transformation, helping customers meet their local data storage and privacy requirements.


Cisco Meraki, trusted by over 810,000 customers worldwide, is the leading cloud-managed IT platform. It drives cloud-first business transformation through streamlined operations, secure networking, and an ecosystem that fosters future growth and innovation. Meraki provides comprehensive capabilities in networking (wired, wireless, SD-WAN), secure networking, and IoT (sensors), offering customers centralized visibility and control, unified management of wireless and wired networks, and reduced operational costs.

“Launching the Meraki India Region is a critical step to ensuring customers can securely connect and scale their business with the simplicity they expect from Meraki,” said Lawrence Huang, SVP/GM – Cisco Networking – Meraki & Wireless. “The Meraki India Region helps our customers meet their local data storage needs with advanced security features such as penetration testing and daily vulnerability scans, continuing the drive towards digital transformation across the country.”

Daisy Chittilapilly, President, of Cisco India & SAARC, said, “As businesses continue to embrace a cloud-first environment, they are seeking a comprehensive networking platform that offers agility, flexibility, and secure access to drive operational efficiencies and succeed in an interconnected world. With the launch of the Meraki India Region, we aim to do just that.”


This launch aligns with the growing need for privacy and data localization. The Cisco 2024 Data Privacy Benchmark Study states that 97% of Indian organizations think data is safer when kept locally, and 94% of them trust international providers to protect their data better than local ones. Customers in the public sector, government, education, healthcare, financial services, and professional services that value local data storage can take advantage of a range of benefits that the Meraki India Region provides in line with their cloud transformation.  

Cisco is dedicated to supporting digital transformation at scale and enabling a connected and inclusive future for everyone as India develops into a digitally-first country. Cisco will provide customers additional options with Meraki so they can use secure and resilient cloud infrastructure to develop creative solutions, streamline network operations, build scalable, manageable networks, integrate safe IT experiences, and cater to evolving customer needs.