To further hasten Indian clients move to the Cloud, Microsoft on Wednesday launched Azure Stack for India. Azure Stack is an expansion of Microsofts Azure Cloud platform and brings the agility and fast paced innovation of Cloud computing to on premises environments and enables entirely new hybrid Cloud scenarios. The technology giant said that 70 of the main 100 Bombay Stock Exchange listed companies are now using Microsoft Cloud to drive their digital transformation. Microsoft works with over 200, 000 large, medium and small enterprises, 29 state governments and over 5, 000 start ups within the country. In the last 18 months, the company has seen some of those clients start their digital transformation utilizing the hybrid Cloud.
The only provider of all 3 clouds private, public and hybrid Microsoft has now launched Azure Stack for India, the company said in a statement. As many mobile only and Cloud only collaboration and productivity scenarios emerge at work, we’re working with our clients and partners to accelerate movement to the intelligent Cloud and edge in the following year and also to help build new engines of growth, said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. All of the main Azure Stack partners HP, Dell, EMC, Lenovo and Cisco, have started shipping Azure Stack to clients in India. A large Azure Stack ready partner ecosystem has been created with partners like Netmagic, Embee and G7CR.
Microsoft and our partners are helping clients who want to utilize the full power of our Cloud platform and uses Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Cognitive Intelligence and Internet of Things, Maheshwari added. Microsoft has 3 of its 42 global datacentres in India at Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Operating since Sept 2015, Microsoft was also the first public cloud service provider to be implanted by Ministry of Information Technology in late 2016. Financial Services and Information Technology have emerged as the top Microsoft Cloud adopters followed by the manufacturing sector and start ups in the last year. Microsoft has also witnessed significant diffusion of its Cloud in the education sector within the country. Microsoft was a partner led company for more than forty years and generates over 95 percent of its business through partner ecosystem. Today Microsoft India has a lot more than 9, 000 Cloud partners.