Microsoft partnership enables Mindtree to accelerate cloud strategy

Microsoft partnership enables Mindtree to accelerate cloud strategy
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16 Dec, 2020

Information technology services provider Mindtree on Tuesday said it has launched a Microsoft go-to-market business unit that is centered on building new solutions based on Microsoft platforms and technologies.

The new unit is a component of Mindtree’s multi-tiered initiative to support the continued demand of cloud services and solutions, as per a statement.

Through Microsoft's partner-led sales model, Bengaluru-based Mindtree will deliver Azure-based solutions to drive clients’ digital transformation initiatives.

“As long-standing partners, our mutual goal is to bring together our complementary strengths to deliver specialized capabilities, industry solutions and services that will help our customers get maximum value out of their investment in Microsoft technologies,” Mindtree MD and CEO Debashis Chatterjee said.

Mindtree’s team of experts have accumulated a vast base of knowledge and skills in Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Azure, and related capabilities, as per the statement.

The other two areas in which the Microsoft collaboration is spread is Mindtree’s expansion of its global Azure experience centre in Redmond, Washington, and a Microsoft Excellence Academy to ensure all technical professionals at Mindtree are proficient and certified on Microsoft Azure technologies.

The pandemic has accelerated digital adoption across industries, resulting in global technology service providers revisiting their go-to-market strategies.

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Market leaders in the global cloud infrastructure space include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as per a latest research report from independent analyst firm Canalys.

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As of October 2020, the worldwide cloud market grew 33% in the third quarter of the year to $36.5 billion. AWS had 32% of the market, and generated more revenue than the next three largest cloud service providers combined. Azure stood at 19%, Google Cloud at 7%, with Alibaba Cloud close behind at 6%, and other providers with 37% of the market share.