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December 12, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Microsoft introduces Cloud OS Network

Since about 18 months ago, Microsoft has been pushing the message of “Cloud OS” — its name for its vision and strategy of providing infrastructure and platform services that span public, private and hosted/service-provider clouds.

Today, it announced a group of about 25 cloud service providers worldwide that have committed to delivering services built on the most current and comprehensive of Microsoft’s cloud platform offerings: Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack.

Some of the companies likely already have been deploying Microsoft’s cloud offerings though perhaps not the most current versions, said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of marketing for Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division.

The formation of the network — which Microsoft is calling the “Cloud OS Network” — is “a way for us to signal who the go-to-market partners are in terms of enabling hybrid cloud solutions,” Numoto said.

Members of the network, which collectively serves some 3 million customers a day, according to Microsoft, include Alog, Aruba S.p.A., Capgemini, Capita IT Services, CGI, CSC, Dimension Data, DorukNet, Fujitsu Finland Oy., Fujitsu Ltd., iWeb, Lenovo, NTTX, Outsourcery, OVH.com, Revera, SingTel, Sogeti, TeleComputing, Tieto, Triple C Cloud Computing, T-Systems, VTC Digilink and Wortmann AG.

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