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  • Blog Post: Cloud OS Network Partners Enable Customers to Choose Their Own Cloud Roadmap

    By Marco Limena, vice president of Hosting Service Providers, Microsoft Corp Late last year we introduced the Cloud OS Network , bringing together a worldwide group of leading cloud service providers that embraced our Cloud OS vision, delivering hosted services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform...
  • Blog Post: Business Continuity Bootcamp with SQL Server

    Attend a FREE three-day bootcamp for SPLA partners on high availability & disaster recovery (US ONLY) Join Microsoft and partners by registering today to attend a 3-day boot camp in Chicago, Atlanta, or Redmond (Dallas, Boston & Silicon Valley currently being scheduled), and learn about techniques...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to showcase latest cloud technologies at WorldHostingDays

    If it’s not clear by now that cloud computing is much more than the latest technology trend, consider two conclusions from a recent IDC report : Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015. By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled...
  • Blog Post: Cloud services: the opportunities for service providers

    This week brings me to Germany for WorldHostingDays, the world's largest hosting event – it’s not every day one gets to do business in a theme park, so I’m looking forward to a successful and fun event meeting Microsoft’s invaluable hosting and service provider community. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Service Providers Deliver on the Cloud OS Vision Together

    Last summer Microsoft introduced our Cloud OS vision. Simply, our strategy is to provide the most comprehensive approach to cloud computing such that our customers can decide the rate and pace at which they can move to the cloud. The intent is to provide a common set of technologies that they can invest...
  • Blog Post: Why a Strong SQL Server Offering is Critical to your Cloud Business

    Yesterday at the Microsoft Hosting Summit, Doug Leland, general manager of Business Platform Marketing at Microsoft presented a breakout session titled, “Why a Strong SQL Server Offering is Critical to your Cloud Business.” The session looked at what’s coming in the next version of...
  • Blog Post: Hosting partners are the key to cloud adoption amongst small and medium businesses

    By Andrew Lund, EMEA Director, B2B Channels, Hosting and Partner Cloud, Microsoft Operator Channels There are over 23 million small and medium businesses across Europe . In fact, 99 percent of all European businesses are SMBs, making them the backbone of the European economy. However – and unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: Hosting Service Providers Play a Critical Role in the Cloud

    I wanted to flag a couple pieces of coverage today resulting from Bob Muglia’s keynote at TechEd, where he talked about hosting partners as an important piece of Microsoft’s cloud strategy. “Microsoft sees hosting partners becoming more important as the cloud becomes more predominant...
  • Blog Post: Keep Thinking Big...Until We Meet Again Next Year

    Another Hosting Summit has come and gone, leaving us with the fond memories of slow motion magic tricks, jam sessions, cloud ninjas, and of course plenty of talk of servers, infrastructure and applications, and new business opportunities created by the broader business adoption of cloud. This was our...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing Is Meeting the “Enterprise” Needs of SMBs

    I have been in technology marketing since my career began, and one word that gets thrown around often is “enterprise.” In technology, we make broad statements about offering “enterprise-class” services, solutions, architectures, software, etc. In general, we’re talking about...