Software vendor Microsoft announced Cloud OS Network consortium in a bid to push the sale of Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack.
Cloud OS Network is a consortium of more than 25 cloud service providers delivering services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform.
Partners in the Cloud OS Network include, among others, Alog, Aruba, Capgemini, Capita IT Services, CGI, CSC, Dimension Data, DorukNet, Fujitsu Finland, Fujitsu, iWeb, Lenovo, NTTX, Outsourcery, OVH.com, Revera, SingTel, Sogeti, TeleComputing, Tieto, Triple C Cloud Computing, T-Systems, VTC Digilink and Wortmann.
Microsoft can expand its cloud platform as 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 data centers.
Marc Silvester, vice president of Offerings Management at CSC, said: As these technologies play an ever-increasing role in business, CSC and Microsoft are working together to drive more efficiency and value through Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision. CSC is proud to be part of Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network.”
The software vendor said these organizations support Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision of a consistent platform that spans customer data centers, Windows Azure and service provider clouds. Service providers in the Cloud OS Network offer Microsoft-validated, cloud-based infrastructure and application solutions designed to meet customer needs.
Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft corporate vice president of Cloud & Enterprise Marketing, said that new development 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 data centers.