Sharing results of a study by global management consultants Zinnov, Microsoft reiterated that India has the potential to emerge as the global competency centre for cloud services.
The Zinnov study estimates the global cloud computing market to be over $ 70 billion by 2015. India, with its powerful ecosystem of over 1300 independent software vendors (ISVs), 1.4 million developers and more than 11000 system integrators (SIs and Custom software development organisations), is ideally poised to address this growing opportunity. As a result, an additional 300,000 jobs related to cloud services are estimated to be created in India over the next 5 years.
Speaking on the subject Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation said, "India will not only see a surge in consumption of cloud services, driving growth in domestic IT usage, but companies all over the world will look to India to support their transition to cloud computing. Microsoft is committed to helping businesses both in India and across the world maximise business value by leveraging the benefits that the cloud offers."
Microsoft's cloud infrastructure supports over one billion customers and 20 million businesses globally, today.Leaders from industry and academia also reiterated this view and shared details of the big bets they are placing on Microsoft Cloud Services:
- NIIT, will train over 100,000 students on Windows Azure over the next three years
- Cognizant, a, announced the creation of a vertically aligned set of industry frameworks and pre-built solution accelerators to enable implementation, migration and management of cloud-enabled application portfolios built on Azure for clients both in India and globally
- CDC Software, enterprise software and services applications provider, announced the global roll out of its flagship product ‘CDC Respond’ (a complaint and feedback management application for banking and government sectors) on Windows Azure
- Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore, is building a large-scale application on Windows Azure to study the basic resource allocation constructs and strategies required for addressing enterprise needs on the cloud
These announcements are in addition to the over 4000 applications that have already been built on the Windows Azure platform by India. ISVs and SIs including Wipro, Infosys, TCS, HCL Technologies and Mahindra Satyam are building applications and solutions across verticals ranging from healthcare to banking to manufacturing for both local and global markets. Academic institutions such as the IITs and IIITs are also building large India-relevant projects leveraging Microsoft's Azure platform.
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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:34:46 IST