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Infosys extends Microsoft partnership, launches cloud-based business unit

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Infosys is extending its partnership with Microsoft and looking to assist enterprises further by launching a new Microsoft Cloud Business Unit.

As the name suggests, the new expansion will focus on the cloud needs of enterprises and will be supported by a pool of trained consultants, architects and a specialist sales team, according to the technology consulting and research firm. They will target four solution areas including the modern workplace, business applications, application development and infrastructure and data analytics.

Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer at Infosys, says even its large clients, global corporations, still need help scaling their digital transformation strategies. The extended partnership with Microsoft is going to make that easier, he said in a statement.

“This presents a unique opportunity for Infosys to partner with our clients and help them navigate this disruption. Our newly formed Microsoft Cloud Business Unit will help to synergize best-in-class capabilities; and our investments across Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 will support in orchestrating differentiated solutions in the age of digital,” said Kumar.

Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s executive vice-president of worldwide commercial business, agreed.

“Globally, customers are moving quickly to digitally transform their organizations and are increasingly turning to the Microsoft Cloud to realize their digital ambitions,” he said in a statement.

Online research company Statista calculated 45 per cent of worldwide public cloud platform services running applications are on Azure, behind only Amazon Web Services (AWS), at 64 per cent. However, the report also suggests 22 per cent of vendors worldwide are experimenting with Azure, compared to only 16 per cent for AWS.

Infosys is an Azure partner with more than 1,400 certified consultants and dedicated Microsoft Learning & Certification Centers across the globe. Its Canadian offices are located in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.