Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Cloud OS Network. The Cloud OS Network is a program consisting of over 25 leading cloud service providers who have embraced the Cloud OS vision. These organizations offer solutions based on the Microsoft Cloud Platform designed to meet customers’ hybrid computing needs. The Microsoft Cloud Platform consists of Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Azure Pack

Below is a view to the partners in the program; more details can be found here

The combined footprint of these partners serve over 90 markets around the world, operate over 2.4M servers in more than 425 datacenters,  and serve over 3 million customers every day.

Customers take advantage of three key benefits when consuming services from a Microsoft Cloud OS Network partner

  1. Choice: Customers now have even more choice in deploying their hybrid datacenter environments based on the Microsoft Cloud Platform – either in their datacenter, in Windows Azure or, now, through a network of leading service provider partners. 
  2. Flexibility: Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network program extends hybrid solutions through cloud service providers giving customers the flexibility to bridge their on premises investments with cloud based deployments.  This includes the ability to innovate faster, deliver new services and capabilities, improve employee productivity and lower costs.
  3. Consistency: Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network uniquely enables one consistent platform supporting customers’ hosted datacenter and application needs in an environment built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform (Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Azure Pack)

As cloud adoption accelerates and competition increases, the ability for cloud service providers to differentiate is paramount.  By leveraging the Microsoft Cloud Platform, our partners can focus on building value-add and differentiated services, taking them to market faster and solving the hybrid cloud needs of their customers.

Combined with our strong commitment to partnership, we are excited about lighting up the Cloud OS with service providers in the Cloud OS Network.

To learn more, go check out Takeshi Numoto’s blog post.