During a media event today, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure Stack, its private cloud solution in India. With this launch, Microsoft is the only cloud provider in India offering all three clouds – private, public and hybrid. Microsoft noted that all the current Azure Stack partners HP, Dell, EMC, Lenovo and Cisco, have started shipping Azure Stack to customers in India.
“We are fueling innovation and accelerating India’s digital transformation with our global and local cloud services. As many mobile-only and cloud-only collaboration and productivity scenarios emerge in the workplace, we are working with our customers and partners to accelerate movement to the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge in the next year, and to help build new engines of growth. Microsoft and our partners are helping customers who want to utilize the full power of our cloud platform and use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT),” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
Microsoft India also provided some numbers related to its cloud services adoption. Read the highlights below.
- In the financial services sector, 10 of the 12 largest banks in India use Microsoft Cloud solutions (State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, IndusInd Bank and others).
- In the auto manufacturing sector, the market leaders (Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp and others) in all four sub-segments (passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers) are on Microsoft Cloud
- Microsoft continues to add more than 100 startups every month to its BizSpark program. Microsoft supports 5000 startups yearly through multiple programs including Microsoft Accelerator.
- Microsoft India has more than 9,000 cloud partners. Globally, Microsoft has 64,000 partners — more than any other cloud services provider.
You can read Microsoft’s full announcement here.