Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India

Abhishek Baxi

Microsoft, Azure, Stack

Microsoft, the only provider of all three clouds – private, public, and hybrid – announced the launch of Azure Stack for India on the sidelines of Microsoft Media & Analyst Days 2017 held in Hyderabad at the Microsoft India Development Center.

Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, and brings the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments and enables entirely new hybrid cloud scenarios.

All the major Azure Stack partners HP, Dell, EMC, Lenovo, and Cisco, have started shipping Azure Stack to customers in India and an Azure Stack ready partner ecosystem has been created with partners such as Netmagic, Embee, and G7CR. Microsoft India has more than 9,000 cloud partners while globally, Microsoft has 64,000 partners — more than any other cloud services provider.

As the pace of digital transformation picks up in 2018, we recognize that many customers prefer to evolve gradually by first moving to a hybrid cloud environment before fully embracing the public cloud. With Azure Stack, we will help our customers move forward in their preferred digital transformation path at a pace they prefer.

– Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India

At the event, Anant shared that 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange-listed companies are now using Microsoft cloud to drive their digital transformation.