Microsoft’s Nadella To Engage With Indian Industry, Government During Visit

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For Microsoft’s chief executive officer Satya Nadella, Monday will set the stage for him to engage with leaders of the Indian industry on the future of technology when he begins his three-day India visit with Mumbai. Nadella’s visit is seen as his deep commitment to the region as he continues to innovate and invest in India, in line with his company’s vision to empower people and organizations.

“This is a strategic investment for Microsoft and will play an important role in Microsoft India’s expansion and growth story. It will also create thousands of jobs for Indian engineers,” said Sanchit Vir Gogia, founder and CEO Greyhound Research.

India is a top performing market for Microsoft as it focuses on increasing consumption of its Azure cloud services, added Gogia. More than half of the company’s revenue in India now comes from the cloud and cloud-based services, signaling its growth in a market where it competes with Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google cloud.

Much of the optimism around Microsoft’s prospects is tied to its cloud service Azure, where it competes with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud and with cloud wars heating up. In India, Microsoft still has much to prove before it can claim cloud dominance.

“Our CIO customers do often share with us their concerns with Azure outages and also support issues around costs and timeliness. Both are extremely important topics for organizations to ensure availability of resources in production,” added Gogia.

[HT Mint]


Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Technology & Innovation Research & Advisory firm. To read more about him, click here.

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