Microsoft Claims 2 Lakh Indian Firms Use Its Cloud Offerings
Hyderabad, December 14: Tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday said that over two lakh Indian companies are its clients for its cloud offerings. These include 70 of the top 100 listed entities. Microsoft has been facing increasing competition in the cloud business, especially from tech major Google. The firm has pegged overall digital opportunity in India that includes cloud offerings at USD 107 billion.
As per PTI report, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services are considered as entrenched players in cloud offerings category. Meanwhile, Google is seeking to make inroads through initiatives such as dedicated `cloud regions’. The data centres of Microsoft are located in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai while Google, as part of a USD 30-billion global investment programme, opened three data-centres in Mumbai this year.
Microsoft India President, Anant Maheshwari said that the company serves a total of 2 lakh enterprises and 5,000 start-ups with cloud offerings. He said that 70 of the top 100 listed BSE companies are using its cloud services for digital transformation. “The company claimed it was the first global cloud services player to offer local cloud services in India through its three data-centres started in September 2015”, Maheshwari said.
As per details by Maheshwari, 10 of the top 12 domestic financial institutions including SBI, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank use its cloud offerings. Top auto players like Tata Motors and Hero Motocorp also use its services. On the Government front, Microsoft said it works with the Union government and 29 states.