As per the news from Microsoft APAC News Center, Microsoft has introduced the Cloud OS Network – a worldwide conglomeration of more than 25 cloud service providers, delivering services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform: Hyper-V, System Center and Azure Pack support Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision covers datacenters, Windows Azure and service provider clouds. Leading Asia Pacific Cloud service providers are now greatly expectant of Microsoft Cloud.
The Cloud OS Network helps customers meet their varied IT requirements by setting up hybrid solutions on the Microsoft Cloud Platform – either in their datacenter, in Windows Azure or, now, through a network of service providers. This service will provide a high degree of technical consistency across environments and will help customers in benefitting from the exclusively customized, fully managed services within their local markets. The efficiency and productivity will also be increased, in turn reducing the operational costs. Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft corporate Vice President of Cloud & Enterprise Marketing said, “This network of leading service providers will help our customers create datacenters without boundaries for apps, data and device management that translates into greater diversity of solutions, more flexibility and lower operational costs for customers, allowing them to focus on their core business rather than managing datacenters.”
Within the Cloud OS Network there are more than 90 active markets around the world, serving more than 3 million customers everyday and operating over 2.4 million servers in more than 425 datacenters. Partners in the Cloud OS Network offering services for the Asia Pacific region include: SingTel Group in Singapore and Australia, Revera in New Zealand, and VTC Digilink for Vietnam. Other partners in the global initiative include, among others: Alog, Aruba S.p.A, Capgemini, Capita IT Services, CGI, CSC, Dimension Data, DorukNet, Fujitsu Finland Oy., Fujitsu Ltd., iWeb, Lenovo, NTTX, Outsourcery, OVH.com, Sogeti, TeleComputing, Tieto, Triple C Cloud Computing, T-Systems, and Wortmann AG.
Zia Zaman, Vice President, Emerging Businesses & Strategy, Group Enterprise, SingTel said, “By working with a global visionary provider, we believe that our Asia-Pacific customers benefit from the speed, the flexibility, and the lower cost that this visionary platform affords them. Microsoft’s commitment to service providers allows us to combine the best of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade assets with the assurance of the SingTel brand. We believe that the combination of SingTel and Microsoft will be able to offer our customers intelligent choices about how they should adopt the cloud.”