Microsoft apps availed on Huawei Cloud

The two companies sign an MoU on cloud service at the ongoing HUAWEI CONNECT 2017

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Microsoft apps availed on Huawei Cloud Joint innovation by Huawei and Microsoft seek to provide customers with trusted hosting and various enterprise applications as-a-service.
By  David Ndichu Published  September 6, 2017

Huawei Cloud customers can now access Microsoft applications directly on the platform.

This is after the two companies signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cloud service, under which Microsoft applications will be released on Huawei Cloud, at the ongoing HUAWEI CONNECT 2017.

The cooperation between the two industry giants seeks to provide an optimal experience of cloud services and help enterprises undertake digital transformation.

Huawei and Microsoft already enjoy a long relationship in the field of cloud computing as the Huawei Cloud has provided Windows Server and RDS for SQL Server. In this new strategic cooperation, Huawei and Microsoft will bring more Microsoft enterprise-level products online. Joint innovation by the two parties seek to provide customers with trusted hosting and various enterprise applications as-a-service. Both companies will also jointly carry out market expansion and marketing activities.

At the in the MOU signing ceremony, Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei’s cloud BU and IT product line said Huawei is dedicated to enabling and promoting the development of a smart society.

“As a world-leading provider of software, services, and solutions, Microsoft has played an important part in the enterprise market all along. Huawei Cloud looks forward to cooperating with Microsoft to build an open and win-win ecosystem. The signing of this MOU marks the start of strategic cooperation between the two companies,” Yelai added.

Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft China said, “The fourth industrial revolution, driven by technology innovation, is creating opportunities for customers to achieve more across nearly every industry. As a global leader in enterprise IT, Huawei is a strategic partner for Microsoft in the mission to empower organizations as they transform. Our increased collaboration will drive innovation as we build a seamless platform to benefit customers through industry-leading technology. Together, we are confident that we will lead, and win, in the era of digital transformation by focusing on what our customers need.”

HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei's flagship event, is being held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre from September 5-7 under the theme of ‘Grow with the Cloud’.

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