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Microsoft Cloud Now Used by 70 of Top 100 BSE Cos, 29 State Governments

Microsoft has three of its 42 global datacenters regions located in India at Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.

Debashis Sarkar | News18.com@SarkDeb

Updated:December 15, 2017, 2:17 PM IST
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Microsoft has announced that 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) listed companies are now using Microsoft cloud. The company works with over 200,000 large, SMEs, 29 State Governments and over 5000 start-ups in the country. In the last 18 months, the company has seen many these customers start their digital transformation using the hybrid cloud. It is the only provider of all three cloud platforms – private, public and hybrid.

Microsoft has three of its 42 global datacenters regions located in India at Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Operating since September 2015, Microsoft was the first global public cloud provider to offer local cloud services in India.

Also read: Microsoft Announces Azure Stack For India

Financial Services and Information Technology (IT/ITeS) have emerged as the top Microsoft cloud adopters followed by the manufacturing industry and startups in the last year. Microsoft has also witnessed significant uptake of its cloud in the education sector in the country.

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).

BankChain, a blockchain consortium of 30 banks runs exclusively on Microsoft Azure blockchain platform. They are creating innovative applications on top of Azure for near real-time cross-border remittance at near zero cost, real-time peer-to-peer transfer systems with automated reconciliation, end-to-end loan syndication process management, vendor onboarding, NDA processing, and vendor rating and many more.

In the IT/ITeS sector, the top five Indian companies are using a diverse portfolio of Microsoft Cloud solutions and advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cognitive Solutions, Big Data and Analytics, Power BI and other services on Azure to not only transform their own organizations but to also create cutting edge solutions for their customers.

Also read: Microsoft India Eyes 50 Mn SMBs For Cloud Growth: President Anant Maheshwari

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. In 2017, Flipkart, Ola Cabs and Prime Focus started to use Microsoft cloud.

In the education sector, Microsoft’s cloud offerings are built on the foundation of the National Knowledge Network Grid (NKN) and is used by several technical institutes in India including Narsee Monjee Institute (Mumbai), FIITJEE (Chennai) and Deccan Education(Pune), among others.

For more than 40 years, Microsoft has been a partner-led company. Microsoft India has more than 9,000 cloud partners. Globally, Microsoft has 64,000 partners — more than any other cloud services provider.

WATCH VIDEO: Interview | Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari

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| Edited by: Debashis Sarkar
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