Microsoft will sell IT services to Indian companies as part of its efforts to increase its presence in the country.
The Indian government has granted Microsoft a patent covering cloud computing services.
“Microsoft has been engaged in a long-term partnership with Indian government to bring cloud computing to Indian markets.
We have also been working on the integration of Microsoft services in the cloud computing platform,” said Arvind Gupta, senior vice president and head of India and Asia, Microsoft India.
Microsoft is looking to invest in infrastructure in India to increase the speed and scale of cloud computing.
The company has been investing in infrastructure like cloud computing and artificial intelligence for a long time, Gupta added.
Microsoft has also been acquiring technology companies in India and it is also acquiring a small Indian startup in order to expand its cloud computing offerings in India.
Indian technology companies have been working closely with Microsoft to make India more attractive for the outsourcing of its IT services.
Gupta said the partnership with Microsoft will bring Microsoft cloud computing solutions to the Indian market.
Microsoft said it would invest $1 billion over the next five years in Indian IT and cloud services.