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Microsoft Azure continues powering Digital Transformations for Indian businesses in 2018

Technical advancements made to Azure’s capabilities and better ease of deployment; Listed commercial Azure announcements from 2017 across industries

For decades, Microsoft has been at the forefront of converging technologies to offer progressive innovation as a technology company. At the heart of the new Microsoft is Azure, a global computing cloud used to build, deploy and manage applications through an unparalleled global network of datacenters. This has enabled Microsoft to be able to offer unparalleled differentiation in futuristic uses of cloud technologies. Moving into 2018 with the aim to empower every Indian and every Indian organization with best-in-class technology, Microsoft offers its legacy software’s as services on Azure cloud, thus enabling businesses in India to accelerate their digital transformation in delivering new customer experiences throughout 2018. Till date, Azure supports the widest range of programming languages, frameworks, operating systems, databases, and devices, allowing enterprises to leverage the tools and technologies they trust.

In 2016, using Microsoft’s Cloud infrastructure, over 2000 start-ups created a range of IT solutions for retail, e-commerce, banking, logistics, energy, healthcare, and FMCG organizations. Since then the firm’s addressable market is far bigger now. In 2017, Microsoft saw India’s top IT companies and talent combine the finest that Microsoft offers with open source data, AI innovations on Azure to create data-driven, intelligent apps. As a result, a significant number of Indian businesses are driving innovation using Microsoft’s advanced cloud services in areas such as big data, IoT, advanced analytics, and cognitive services.

Marquee customers such as Tata Motors, Flipkart, Ola, SBI and Wipro amongst others are taking advantage of Microsoft’s unmatched security, privacy, transparency and the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud provider.

Over the past year, along with increased adoption, the Microsoft Azure team has explicitly focused on removing all barriers for enterprise customers, so that even the most complex technology and policy requirements are uniquely met with Azure. We keep you informed on the most interesting technical advancements made to Azure in the year gone by around four key areas:

  • Enabling IT and developer productivity
  • Providing a consistent hybrid cloud
  • Unlocking AI solutions
  • Ensuring trust through security, privacy and cost controls.

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