To support the Indian startup scene, WSO2 and Microsoft have announced a partnership that will enable entrepreneurs to create cloud-native apps on Microsoft Azure using Choreo. With Choreo—WSO2's cutting-edge cloud-native internal developer platform—this endeavor gives Indian companies full access to resources, support, and technological know-how for developing cloud-native apps.
The advantages of developing cloud-native apps are rapidly gaining traction, but the setup and maintenance of cloud infrastructure present challenges. Startups eager to get into the cloud but without the development resources to simultaneously generate digital products for their clientele and set up and manage cloud infrastructure are put off by these intricacies. The Indian entrepreneurial community will benefit immensely from this partnership.
As Choreo is built on top of Microsoft Azure, development teams that depend on the Azure cloud platform will find it to be highly suitable. It offers a pre-integrated development platform on Azure by utilising more than thirty Azure services, such as Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Key Vault, and Azure DevOps. This accelerates the time to market for customers' digital products, simplifies the development of cloud-native apps, and increases developer productivity.
“Choreo simplifies cloud-native app development, offering developers and startups the essential tools and capabilities required to build and manage applications on Microsoft Azure, and significantly enhances developer productivity, accelerating the time to market for new products and solutions,” said Kanchana Wickremasinghe, vice president and general manager of the SaaS business unit at WSO2. “This will eventually lead to increased ROI and lower TCO.”
Choreo can now be purchased, deployed, and managed more easily on the Azure cloud platform thanks to its availability on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The thriving startup community in India is the main target audience for this collaboration. Major Indian cities such as Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai will be the initial focus.
A PwC India report claims that between January and June 2023, funding for Indian startups decreased by 36%, mostly as a result of investors taking longer to complete due diligence procedures. In the first half of 2023, 57% of all funding came from early-stage deals.
“This innovation by WSO2 on Microsoft Azure will bolster support and accelerate the concept to product journey for Indian startups by alleviating investment costs and offering essential support in navigating the competitive landscape, said Sangeeta Bavi, Executive Director, Digital Natives, Microsoft India. "As a longstanding committed partner to the dynamic startup ecosystem in India, we are delighted that WSO2 is bringing cloud native development capabilities closer to startups, to help them succeed in a rapidly evolving technology landscape."