Bangalore: Leading IT infrastructure provider Microland Ltd has entered into a strategic alliance with global software major Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) to jointly offer cloud solutions to large enterprises in the Indian market.

“With Microsoft software products, we will help enterprises leverage private cloud-based solutions and services to transform their businesses in the Indian private cloud market, which is estimated to accrue $3.5 billion in revenues by 2015,” Microland vice president M.D. Bobby said in a statement Friday.

The solutions will be based on Microsoft’s data centre services, an integrated framework built on industry – leading architectures, spanning hyper-visor cloud services, infrastructure as a service transformation, optimised data centre transformation and well managed date centre transformation.

“The partnership will enable us to deliver services that support heterogeneous hyper-visor environments with operating systems and application development frameworks, which allow customers to face challenges in data centre management such as server sprawl, security threats, service downtime and regulatory changes,” Microsoft Services general manager Meetul Patel said.

As alliance partners, both will jointly provide lifecycle, end-to-end range of services, from consulting, design and architecture to delivery, deployment, implementation and management to enable customers maximise returns on investments in data centers by reducing operational costs and leveraging virtualisation and cloud technology.

“By partnering with Microland, we will bring our industry-leading architectures and best practices to customers in India, to help them reduce costs, improve service levels and drive business agility,” Patel observed.

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built to provide enterprise class virtualisation, end-to-end service management and insight into applications so customers can focus on delivering business value.

Microland is already working with an unspecified large enterprise customer for the deployment and migration to a private cloud across verticals such as banking, financial services, and government.

Source: IANS