HYDERABAD: Microsoft India is betting big on Intelligent Cloud to power growth. The global tech giant pegs the opportunity for Intelligent Cloud in India at $100 billion.
“Microsoft’s original mission in the 1990s was to put a PC on every desk and in every home. We have come a long way and now our mission is to empower every individual and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Intelligent Edge and Intelligent Cloud play a major role in achieving our mission,” said Anant Maheshwari, president, Microsoft India speaking at Microsoft’s Hyderabad campus on Wednesday.
With digital transformation occurring across India and in all sectors, Intelligent Cloud coupled with all its associated products and services presents a $100-billion opportunity, he added. “We were the first player to introduce cloud in India and that will give us an edge in gaining from the opportunity digital transformation in the country presents.”
Throwing light on Microsoft’s strategy in India, Maheshwari said that BFSI, IT/ITES, startups are some of the sectors which will lead digital transformation and create market for intelligent cloud. Microsoft India also launched Azure Stack to further hasten Indian customers’ move to the cloud. Microsoft has 9,000 cloud partners as of now and it is adding about 450 every month.