Microsoft announces solution packages for SMBs in India to maintain business continuity

Abhishek Baxi

Microsoft India

Microsoft has announced the launch of the Back2Business Solution Boxes for helping small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India maintain business continuity and embark on their cloud adoption journeys.

SMBs across the world, and in India, are facing multiple challenges in running their operations seamlessly during the current crisis. Microsoft believes that these offerings will provide support in keeping businesses running through any outages and reducing on-premise infrastructure management costs.

Also, apart from catering to near-term challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, these solution packages are designed to accelerate the cloud adoption journeys of SMBs. These are curated to help ramp up legacy systems, migrate workloads to Azure or modernize apps and websites.

These solution boxes are curated for specific scenarios in different organization sizes and bring together offerings across Azure and Modern Workplace. The solution boxes come in four variants, although Microsoft partners have the additional flexibility of customizing the boxed packages with their own value offerings for migration and deployment.

  • Starter: Designed for small organizations that require remote working and collaboration solutions in a secure environment.
  • Booster: Made for mid-sized businesses that need both online and desktop applications, customer management, backup service and a secure disaster recovery strategy.
  • Modern Business: Crafted for SMB customers who require a simple security foundation along with their productivity suite.
  • Advanced: Meant for SMBs that need advanced security capabilities, cost reduction and better infrastructure management.

Harish Vellat, Senior Director for Small and Mid-Corporate Business at Microsoft India claims that these Solution Boxes offer speed in deployment and usage and flexibility with pay-as-you-go pricing.