Boston, MA 12/13/2013 (wallstreetpr) – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) introduced the Cloud OS Network on Thursday, December 12. This network is a worldwide consortium of about 25 cloud service providers that deliver services, which are built on Microsoft Cloud Platform on the Windows Azure Pack, System Center and Windows Server with Hyper-V. Microsoft supports the Cloud OS vision of the company. Its vision is consistent with the platform that ranges from customers of Windows Azure, data centers and service provider clouds. These service providers tend to provide cloud-based application solutions and infrastructure which are designed to meet the needs of customer.
Words of Management
The corporate vice president of Cloud & Enterprise Marketing of Microsoft, Takeshi Numoto said that this large network of service providers can help customers in creating data centers without any restriction for data, device and apps management. Therefore, this will result in a large variety of solutions, lower operations costs and more flexibility. He said that this network will allow them to concentrate more on their core business rather than on managing data centers.
The customers that are associated with the Cloud OS Network now have more choices in which they can deploy hybrid solutions on the Cloud platform of Microsoft that includes Windows Azure, their data centers and a network of service providers. A high level of technical consistency also benefits the customers as it enables flexibility and prevents vendor lock-in.
Opportunity of Cloud Service Providers
The service providers are concentrating on providing value added services to their customers. This is because the adoption of cloud is increasing and the service providers want to meet the demands of their customers for hybrid solutions. None of the service providers want to lose the opportunity of providing cost-effective and quick new services in order to attract customers and increase profit margins. They can easily do it with the Microsoft Cloud Platform.