Microsoft India bets big on its security unit to drive cloud growth

General view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. Photo: Reuters

Microsoft India is betting big on cyber security solutions for cloud adoption growth as Indian businesses seek better security.

More businesses are looking at hosting their applications on the cloud, shifting from the traditional IT infrastructure on-premise to improve efficiency and bring down costs. Firms are looking to move to a model from one-time expense for software licenses and IT hardware in the on-premise model to pay as you rent model on the cloud with upgrades thrown in during the usage period.

Radha Rajappa, Services Head, Microsoft India says cyber security will be of core importance to Microsoft as they enable digital transformation of Indian business and Delhi-based Cybersecurity Engagement Center and global Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) will help organisations to ensure security as they grow business.

Microsoft’s DCU, which is an international team of attorneys, investigators, data scientists, engineers, analysts and business professionals based in 30 countries, uses big data analytics, forensics and novel legal strategies to secure data of its clients. With the help of the DCU, the cyber security unit in Delhi will create collaborations with public and private sector organisations to ensure secure cloud computing environment.

“It (cyber security) is the number one priority for the company in terms of investment. The story is end-to-end. While Microsoft gives digital platforms, it ensures trust of data,” Rajappa told Business Standard in an interview. (READ MORE)

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