Microsoft has introduced its Cloud OS Network, a worldwide consortium of more than 25 cloud hosting and services providers delivering Microsoft-consistent services built on its cloud platform comprising Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack.
The organizations that have been nominated for the Cloud OS Network support Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision of a consistent platform that spans customer datacenters, Windows Azure and service provider clouds. The cloud hosting and services providers in the Cloud OS Network will offer Microsoft-validated cloud-based infrastructure and application solutions.
“This network of leading service providers will help our customers create datacenters without boundaries for apps, data and device management,” said Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft corporate vice president of Cloud & Enterprise Marketing. “That translates into greater diversity of solutions, more flexibility and lower operational costs for customers.”
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By joining Microsoft in the Cloud OS Network, cloud hosting and services providers would also be able to quickly and cost-effectively develop new services, attract new customers and increase revenues. With the Microsoft Cloud Platform, service providers have access to the capabilities of and best practices from Windows Azure.
Organizations within the Cloud OS Network cover more than 90 active markets around the world, serve more than 3 million customers every day and operate over 2.4 million servers in more than 425 datacenters.
Partners in the Cloud OS Network include, among others, OVH.com, Aruba S.p.A., Dimension Data, Alog, Capgemini, Capita IT Services, CGI, CSC, DorukNet, Fujitsu Finland Oy., Fujitsu Ltd., iWeb, Lenovo, NTTX, Outsourcery, Revera, SingTel, Sogeti, TeleComputing, Tieto, Triple C Cloud Computing, T-Systems, VTC Digilink and Wortmann AG.
Customers interested in the Cloud OS Network and the services offered by these partners can find additional information here.