December 13, 2017

Microsoft launch Azure Stack for India

The launch is aimed at enabling Azure Cloud’s fundamental capabilities in on-premises environments.

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Microsoft has announced the launch of Azure Stack in India to enable quick migration of Indian customers to cloud. Microsoft says that with Azure Stack, they will enable organizations with Azure Clouds’ public, private and hybrid cloud solutions in on-premise environments.

Microsoft says that Azure is already being used by more than 200,000 large, medium and small enterprises, 29 state governments and over 5,000 start-ups in the country. They further added that all their major Azure Stack partners like HP, Dell, EMC, Lenovo, and Cisco have started shipping Azure Stack to their Indian customers and have created a strong partner ecosystem with the likes of Netmagic and Embee.

Explaining the launch of Azure Stack, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India said:

In the last 18 months, the company has seen many of these customers start their digital transformation using the hybrid Cloud. The only provider of all three clouds – private, public and hybrid – Microsoft has now launched Azure Stack for India.

According to industry experts, Microsoft has a large chunk of their cloud customers in the banking, IT and education sector with a rising trend observed in the auto sector. Laying emphasis on this, Bhavish Aggarwal Co-founder and CEO at OLA said:

Globally, the auto industry is experiencing a seismic shift as the definition of automobiles is increasingly changing from gas-powered vehicles to technology-packed, connected devices. With Ola Play, we have already set the tone for connected vehicles in India; together with Microsoft, we can make the new platform available to a larger, global audience and unlock futuristic experiences for customers worldwide.

With the Indian economy witnessing growth, most industries have shifted to a digital culture in a bid to unleash modern ways. The launch of Microsoft’s Azure Stack comes as a timely implant into this rapidly changing culture.

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