New Delhi, June 29, 2016 – Microsoft today announced the appointment of Crayon Software Experts India Pvt Ltd (Crayon) as a Cloud Distribution Partner under its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program in India. As part of this program, Crayon will help its customers (both – SMBs & Enterprise) in India to adopt Microsoft’s cloud based technology solutions like Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) subscriptions. Crayon will also work with Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Telecommunications Providers (Telcos) and Web Hosting firms to deliver these solutions to customers in India.
Cloud Solution Providers are partners who build solutions leveraging Microsoft cloud for customers across the country on a pay-as-you-go model. The CSP Program enables Customers to adopt value-added solutions and offerings supporting their specific requirements on the cloud. Customer’s working with Crayon, can customize their IT requirements by leveraging its deep experience in cloud migration, software asset management and delivery of fully managed services. Crayon will also own the complete customer life cycle, combined and customized solutions, while directly provisioning and supporting Microsoft cloud offerings for their customers.
Vikas Bhonsle, CEO – Crayon explains “We are thrilled about the opportunity to support the growth of our partners and customer’s, through the adoption of this technology. The combination of Microsoft’s cloud offerings and Crayon’s reach across India, provides customers with enterprise grade cloud solutions while maintaining the flexibility and scalability to suit their business needs. Crayon being a leading CSP player globally, allows our Customer’s to leverage our deep proven expertise.”
Manohar Hotchandani, Director – Business Development, Microsoft India says “We are pleased to welcome Crayon to our list of elite partners in the Microsoft Cloud Services Program in India. Accelerating cloud adoption amongst SMBs, Crayon’s capabilities will offer customers greater technical edge with enterprise-grade technology and fully managed services delivered from the Microsoft Cloud. Crayon’s rich experience in software asset management and associated consulting services will further help build the confidence within customers to choose a single-window IT-partner for all their cloud requirements.”
Microsoft launched the Cloud Solutions Partner program for India in 2015. Some other Microsoft CSPs in India include Redington India and Ingram Micro.
About Crayon Software
Crayon Software Pvt. Ltd. is the global leader in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services and is the trusted advisors to many of the global leading organizations. Crayon is a top 10 global LSP/LAR and a top three worldwide SPLA reseller. Experts at optimizing client ROI from complex technology, they have developed unique tools and systems to help optimize their client’s technology estates within the new hybrid cloud world.
About Microsoft India
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 7,000 employees engaged in sales and marketing, research and development, and customer services & support across 10 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.