An employee of Infosys stands at the front desk of its headquarters in Bengaluru
An employee of Infosys stands at the front desk of its headquarters in BengaluruREUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Infosys has strengthened its relationship with Microsoft Corp by agreeing to expand its team of Azure consultants over the next few years. The collaboration will help bring the benefits of cloud to clients quickly and easily.

With organisations migrating to the cloud of late and Microsoft's cloud computing platform and service Azure becoming popular, the collaboration between the two multi-national companies has become even more vital. The Indian-based consulting and technology company has decided to increase its team of Azure consultants to 5,000. This move will help accelerate Microsoft Azure-based and other digital transformations for clients.

"Microsoft products, especially Microsoft Azure, are proving to be among the most compelling enterprise-grade solutions for cloud. Our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and decades of co-development for our mutual clients gives us the knowledge and insight to help clients migrate and take advantage of the platforms Microsoft offers," Sandeep Dadlani, president and global head of Alliances at Infosys, said in a statement.

Judson Althoff, president of Microsoft North America, also expressed his excitement over the relationship and said their "efforts will allow both companies to meet the explosive demand of a new generation of solutions powered by Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics."

"Enterprises today are on a journey of digitization – reinventing business processes and adapting to new business models to build a competitive advantage. We are working closely with Infosys in North America and other markets around the globe to help our customers in their digital transformation journey," said Judson Althoff.