Microsoft Azure, a public cloud solution, has reached China.
Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, Cloud & Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft, in a blog post, said: “This significant milestone makes us the first global company to make onshore public cloud services available to customers in China, through 21Vianet.”
21Vianet has already delivered fully functional cloud services to more than 3,000 customers in China, including CNTV, LineKong, GMW.cn and Coca-Cola China.
According to IDC, growth rate of public cloud service market in China since 2012 is more than 40 percent.
Last month, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Azure in Japan.
“This is yet another rapidly delivered milestone in our strategy to bring the benefit of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade cloud technologies to people and businesses around the world. Cloud computing is a big part of the future for China, and we are thrilled to play a role in bringing this future to our customers,” Numoto said.