Microsoft Brings Azure Stack To India To Heat Up Cloud Services Market

Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India

Microsoft has launched its Azure Stack in India, to assist customers in building customized, hybrid cloud environments and applications using Azure products.

Microsoft today highlighted that over 240,000 developers have signed up to use the Azure Bot Service and it includes popular companies like Dixons Carphone, Equadex, Human Interact, Molson Coors, Sabre and UPS.

On the Government front, the company said it works with the Union government and 29 states.

At the event, Anant shared that 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange-listed companies are now using Microsoft cloud to drive their digital transformation.

The agreement will involve joint work between both companies in identifying innovative solutions for the energy industry based on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, mixed reality and other technologies, the companies said in a release. "With Cloud awareness now reaching tier II and tier III markets, we will definitely have more reach in India in 2018", Rajiv Sodhi, General Manager, Partner Ecosystem, Microsoft India, told IANS. The data centres of Microsoft are located in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai while Google, as part of a Dollars 30-billion global investment programme, opened three data-centres in Mumbai this year.

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The company claimed it was the first global cloud services player to offer local cloud services in India through its three data-centres started in September 2015. Microsoft will also provide information about future developments and technology now in beta to Repsol's technical departments for testing and evaluation.

As explained by Maheshwari, Azure Stack is basically an extension of Microsoft's cloud computing platform, Azure.

It also announced the launch of "Azure Stack" for the country created with partners.

It pegged overall digital opportunity in India, including cloud offerings, at United States dollars 107 billion.


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