Microsoft To Help Indian Startups By Providing Cloud Services For Free


India is now witnessing its biggest professional shift, with most of the young engineers and graduates resorting to do their own startup rather than getting into a job.

Well, to further boost the startup ecosystem in India, Microsoft has announced that it will offer its Azure cloud services to all the budding startups in the country to set up a strong entrepreneurial zone in India.

Microsoft India said in a statement, “Our Azure cloud services, valued at $120,000 will be given free to qualified start-ups under the ‘BizSpark plus programme’ for building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country,”

Various Cloud services that include software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service are generally provided by vendors via internet to the companies that helps companies to further grow their business in different verticals.

“Startups need all the help they can to get access to the right tools, technology and guidance. At Microsoft, we are committed to supporting these startups and through the BizSpark Plus program we want to support India’s upcoming entrepreneurs,” said Microsoft Ventures India director Rajinish Menon.

Along with cloud service assistance, Microsoft is also committed to help startups with funding and other incubator facilities. Startups that are below five years of operation will stand a chance to receive $1 million revenue yearly and also be a member of a venture capital firm.

Microsoft is also the front runner in providing its services to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign, as it has planned to organize various events like hackathons across 17 colleges in India, potentially targeting 4,000 students.