Datapipe has been recognized by Microsoft as one of only four Direct Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) in Hong Kong. Through this partnership, the company can now help drive the cloud-led digital transformation of businesses, leveraging Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
Datapipe’s managed hosting services are now available to enterprises on Microsoft’s cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and hybrid cloud across Asia-Pacific. Datapipe works closely with Microsoft and its clients to help them manage Microsoft cloud migration, deployment and management – driving up the ease of cloud adoption through its award-winning managed services.
The partnership will help businesses tap into the fast-growth of cloud computing in Hong Kong, where the demand from businesses is set to drive IT spending on public cloud to over US$685 million by 2017, according to research firm IDC. Hong Kong recently displaced Japan to take the top spot as the world’s most “cloud-ready” market of 2016, ahead of countries like the U.S. and U.K., according to the Asia Cloud Readiness Index 2016 by the Asia Cloud Computing Association.
The Azure Edge Businesses on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform can tap into Datapipe’s expertise as a managed services provider to deploy and manage cloud environments: from ease of billing and provisioning to providing 24/7 customer support, as well as its ability to handle client lifecycle management and deep technical integrations. Datapipe works closely with Microsoft to ensure it meets the strict regulatory and cloud compliance standards in every market it operates.
“We think of a Cloud Solution Provider as an extension of our Microsoft team. It’s critical that our Cloud Solution Providers have high capability standards to manage the cloud lifecycle and provide a great customer experience,” said Flora Yu, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead, Microsoft Hong Kong. “Datapipe meets and exceeds every eligibility requirement we look for in a provider. We’re excited to continue to grow our relationship with Datapipe in Hong Kong and offer local organizations the benefits of the Microsoft Cloud Platform. The Cloud Solution Provider program puts our partners at the center of the customer lifecycle with direct provisioning, billing and support of Microsoft cloud services. By joining the program, partners can create differentiated offers for our mutual customers, while helping them on their cloud journey.”