Syntel Becomes Windows Azure Circle Partner

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TROY, Mich., May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT), a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies, today announced it has been selected to join the Windows Azure Circle Partner program, a group of specialized Microsoft partner organizations that provide deployment planning services for organizations interested in moving to the cloud utilizing Windows Azure.

Syntel has developed a strong portfolio of tools to enable its clients to transform to digital enterprises with Windows Azure. By leveraging these tools, Syntel is able to deliver 30% faster adoption and a nearly 40% reduction in TCO for enterprise clients on the Azure platform.

Syntel deploys Windows Azure as part of its Digital One™ service offering, a holistic, integrated approach for the adoption of digital technologies like mobility, cloud computing, Big Data analytics, social media and Internet of Things to drive business value for its clients.

Syntel Digital One combines Syntel's enterprise systems experience with deep industry knowledge and next-generation technology to create solutions that are tailored to a client's individual needs, as well as the challenges of their marketplace.

"We are proud to have been selected by Microsoft as a Windows Azure Circle member," said Nitin Rakesh, Syntel CEO and President. "Syntel is committed to developing public cloud solutions on the Windows Azure platform as part of our efforts to help drive our clients' digital transformations and create long-term success."

"Recognition as a Windows Azure Circle program partner demonstrates Syntel's ability to deliver public cloud solutions that solve today's business challenges," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "By joining the Windows Azure Circle, Syntel has proven its mastery of Microsoft cloud technologies and continued drive for success and leadership in the public cloud."

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in its ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Syntel

Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT) is a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies. Syntel's mission is to create new opportunities for clients by harnessing our passion, talent and innovation. We combine technology expertise, industry knowledge and a global delivery model to drive business value creation. Syntel's "Customer for Life" philosophy drives our relentless focus to build long-term, collaborative client partnerships.

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CONTACT: North America/Europe: Jon Luebke, Syntel, 248/619-3503 Asia/Pacific: Sikta Samantaray, +91 9167512186

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