Right on the heels of Microsoft and Airtel, technology solutions provider Take Solutions Ltd., on Friday, launched its comprehensive cloud solution aimed at enterprises in India.

The company is partnering with Hewlett Packard, which provides the necessary server infrastructure, in order to offer a range of software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service solutions to both small and medium businesses (SMB) and large enterprises.

“While our strength lies in offering this ‘take10’ cloud services to clients in our life sciences and supply chain management verticals, we are also targeting the SMB and large enterprise market. We are pricing it such that, on average, SMBs will spend around Rs 2 lakh a year for a 20-user package,” said HR Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman, Take Solutions.

“This service will prove to be a very useful value-add for our clients,” he said.

While the global cloud computing market is estimated to be $150 billion, the company places the addressable Indian market for software-as-a-service solutions at $50 million. The partnership with HP would also take care of security concerns for employees who bring their own devices to access the cloud.

Hewlett-Packard Cloud

When HP launched its public cloud and cloud services in May, it had not just built a cloud for infrastructure services, but also laid the foundation for partnering with service providers such as Take Solutions under its HP CloudAgile programme.

This programme lets HP provide the underlying infrastructure required for cloud solutions, and team up with service providers who develop and offer the applications and services.

“While we do still sell cloud-infrastructure to businesses, we are also focussing on partnering with these service providers in order to provide business-critical applications which can meet the ever-changing demands of customers, as well as provide them with a competitive advantage,” said Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India.

“Each of our partners specialises in various fields, some are in BFSI, others are in supply management,” she said, responding to a question on whether different partnerships would result in a conflict of interest.

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