Vastavam web: Global technology giant Microsoft is shifting to higher gear in getting more customers on board for its cloud-based services in India as it aggressively targets new as well as existing cloud technology users. “Anybody who is on the cloud in India and anybody who has the potential to be on the cloud in India is a conversation for us,” Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari told. The comments assume significance amid reports that Microsoft Corporation could invest up to USD 100 million (Rs 640 crore) in buying a small stake in cab aggregator Ola.
Citing sources, the reports said the deal could see the ride-hailing service switch to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform from Amazon Web Services (AWS).Microsoft has been pushing its Azure cloud service in India. Its competitors include AWS and Google, among others.In February this year, Microsoft had announced a long- term cloud services deal with e-commerce platform, Flipkart.Later, in April, Microsoft was part of the USD 1.4 billion fund raising round by the online retailer.