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Tech Mahindra to offer Azure HCI in its Microsoft portfolio

Tech Mahindra to offer Azure HCI in its Microsoft portfolio
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12 Aug, 2021

Pune-based IT major Tech Mahindra has strengthened its hybrid cloud capabilities with Microsoft.  

As part of the new collaboration with the Redmond, Washington-based technology giant, Tech Mahindra will provide the Microsoft Azure Stack hyper-converged-infrastructure (HCI) to aid its clients with faster hybrid cloud transformation, as well as consolidate virtual workloads.  

The Azure HCI was launched in India in early February this year.  

Microsoft India said that it will have the pricing, flexibility and scalability of an HCI, along with the capabilities of the native Azure platform.  

“The collaboration will enable organizations to become agile, resilient and flexible without compromising on performance and security in an increasingly remote work environment today,” Vivek Gupta, head - Global Cloud Services, Tech Mahindra, said.  

The Azure HCI is part of the Azure stack and will be compatible with Windows and Linux virtual machines. In February, Microsoft said that 15 of its partners in India who have Microsoft-validated hardware systems will provide the HCI service. Tech Mahindra is one of Microsoft’s Azure Stack Portfolio partners.  

Tech Mahindra added that the integration will allow for more value from on-premise investments while maintaining business continuity and securing existing resources.  

“By extending our relationship with Tech Mahindra to Azure Stack HCI, we will empower enterprises to deploy cloud-native applications with seamless access to cloud services,” Talal Alqinawi, senior director, Azure at Microsoft, said. 

It is pertinent  to mention here that Tech Mahindra had launched a dedicated Microsoft Business Unit back in September 2020. The unit will focus on building enterprise cloud solutions.   

The business unit houses a centre of excellence (CoE) that provides solutions based on Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and other modern work solutions.  

Early last month, Tech Mahindra had formed a 30-member cloud advisory board to help its clients with their cloud journeys.