As more organizations embrace digital transformation and modernize their IT systems towards cloud computing platforms, the opportunity in the Asia Pacific region alone is estimated by Frost & Sullivan to hit $65.2 billion by 2019, more than double that of last year.
At this time of unprecedented transformation and cloud growth, we’re constantly on the lookout for top talent to help build on our growth and tap into the huge potential of the region. If you’re keen to work at one of the top cloud companies in the world, explore the opportunities available here.
Here’s a snapshot of our cloud momentum across Asia Pacific:
In India, in early November we became the first hyper scale public cloud provider to offer services from datacenters in India. Leading banks, financial institutions, hospitals, media companies, e-commerce organizations, government departments, and telecom providers have already become early adopters of local Microsoft cloud services.
In Australia, our local Azure datacenters have kept Australian businesses at the forefront of their digital transformation, as enterprises and entrepreneurs alike are turning to the cloud to cut costs, accelerate innovation and launch new businesses. Over the past year, there has been a significant uptake of the Microsoft cloud platform across a range of sectors like utilities, the public sector, financial services, start-ups and education.
In Vietnam, Da Nang became the most tech-savvy city in the country with Microsoft cloud. Local officials were determined to maximize the port city’s economic and social growth, and did so by investing in its IT infrastructure. Their goal was to integrate the services of more than 20 government agencies under one IT umbrella. The resulting cloud-based solution enables Da Nang citizens to easily access all the government services they need. Da Nang is considered one of the most desirable cities to live in. The city has also held the top spot in Vietnam’s ICT Index for six consecutive years (2009 to 2014).
In China, we announced a slew of new agreements with Chinese companies and government institutions in September involving our cloud products. For example, Microsoft, Unisplendour Corporation (UNIS) and 21Vianet announced today a new cooperation agreement to provide advanced, reliable and tailor-made hybrid cloud solutions and services to Chinese customers, especially state-owned enterprise customers.
The financial sector in the region is also progressively warming up to the idea of entrusting its apps and data to the cloud and cloud adoption is on the rise. Microsoft is playing an instrumental role in this acceleration with banks and financial services providers using the Microsoft data platform to identify hidden risks before they happen, deliver timely and insightful customer advice, and transform their business.
The global growth of the Microsoft cloud is significant as well. At the latest count, more that 85% of Fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft Azure, with more than 93,000 new Azure subscriptions each month.
Since the appointment of Satya Nadella as our CEO last year, Microsoft has accelerated its commitment to bringing cloud platform innovation on a global scale to its enterprise customers. For example, in our most recent earnings for the quarter ended September 2015, we reported:
- The Microsoft commercial cloud business was now worth over $8.2bn a year
- It is growing almost 70% year-on-year.
- The company is on track to achieve its goal of a $20bn commercial cloud business by FY18.
- We now have 20 datacenter regions, more than any other global cloud provider.
Mapping your Cloud Career? Now is the Time
Microsoft’s cloud business is rapidly growing and the company is investing in new critical roles for its cloud team, including cloud and data solution architects and data platform specialist roles for Azure, and Dynamics CRM.
What this means is that Microsoft is continually looking at expanding its team to enable more customers to tap into cloud technology to re-invent their businesses.
This is an exciting time for both the industry and Microsoft, where there is a great opportunity for talented individuals to learn and grow with us. Exciting new roles are currently open in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
For more information on the roles currently available, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/singapore/buildabettercloud/