BENGALURU: Microsoft has made significant partnership with Wipro Limited and Dell to offer hybrid cloud services to their customers. It has thus become the first hyper scale public cloud provider to offer services from data centres in India.
At Future Unleashed, its largest-ever customer conference in India, recently, major IT infrastructure and hosting service providers also joined hands with Microsoft.
Tata Communications, Netmagic, Sify and NxtGen are significant amongst these. Existing users of IT infrastructure services from these providers will now be able to extend to Azure, an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform, with seamless service integration.
This will allow customers to retain their existing investments and interests with their service providers and benefit from high value infrastructure and platform services of Azure-like analytics, media and mobile services, machine learning, disaster recovery, among others, a statement said. Wipro launched its ‘Travel & Expense (T&E) Management as a Service’ solution for the B2B segment on Microsoft’s Azure platform with general availability due in December.
This solution will enable organisations, across industries, to carry out the process of travel-related reporting and reimbursements, the statement added. The intuitiveness, performance and insights offered by the solution will be similar to that of popular social apps.
In addition, Dell has also announced a new hybrid cloud solution, featuring technology jointly developed with Microsoft, designed to break down the barriers customers experience on their path to cloud.
Being the first hyper scale cloud provider to offer services from data centres in India, Microsoft is seeing rapid growth in usage driven by the digital innovation of customers.
Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise Group at Microsoft said, “Customers, are keen on the local cloud, to drive productivity and customer and citizen delight. Our partners are excited about new opportunities the cloud presents for themselves and their customers.” Leading banks and financial institutions have adopted Office 365 to redefine productivity and enable quick decision making while reducing information technology infrastructure costs.
Local Microsoft cloud services adoption has also been fuelled by new partnerships with leading system integrators (SIs), new-age independent software vendors (ISVs), content companies, application developers and OEMs. Businesses of all sizes and across diverse industries are leveraging the local cloud for better productivity and enhanced customer experience.