Microsoft’s Maziar Zolghadr Explains the Advatages of Cloud Partnerships at Parallels Forum
Parallels in EMEA Partner Forum in Paris, Maziar Zolghadr, who heads the communications sector of computer software hosting services from Microsoft France (www.microsoft.com / fr), said that Microsoft is making significant investments to their users European cloud not only in infrastructure but in platfrom software, which offers members even more options for running their web sites and applications.
About a year ago, Microsoft opened its first “mega data center in Europe to meet the continued growth in demand for its line, live and Cloud services. The $ 500 million data center in Dublin is part of long-term commitment to Microsoft in the region, and an important step in implementing Microsoft software, plus services strategy.
This support infrastructure is obviously important, but so is the fact that Microsoft is increasingly taking steps to make your choice, to what partners can work with the Windows platform.
The Cloud of Microsoft (including Microsoft SQL Azure and offers WindowsAzure) provides a standardized service, low cost of operations, and is updated by Microsoft. In turn, a couple may choose to create their own cloud using the guidance of dynamic data centers to create a personalized tag that supports all existing applications, and offers lower operating costs.
At the level of the platform, Microsoft also has management experience from Microsoft services. NET, AppFabric Windows Azure, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft System more fluent with common identity management applications and modules of the Centre. In addition, Microsoft has been making great progress in the adoption of open technologies such as PHP, Java, Eclipse, and Ruby – to the point where not only possible to run on Windows, but should do so.
Boulogne-Billancourt-based Prosodie France (www.prosodie.fr) was one of the successes mentioned Zolghadr. Operates four data centers, and offers a wide range of services including IT outsourcing, prepaid solutions, IP telephony and services to telecom operators, Prosodie opted for Microsoft Hyper-V to create private clouds dedicated security and a public cloud.
Some other scenarios that service providers can take into account is the use of hosted Microsoft Azure cloud of disaster recovery off site, or to add server capacity bursts temporal power for the development, testing and data processing.
One of the solutions Zolghadr also drew attention was the recently announced Microsoft Office 365, which offers service providers a complete productivity and offers collaboration software based on Microsoft Office desktop and Web Apps Office and SharePoint , Exchange and the recently launched unified communications offering online Lync.
Announced earlier this month, replacing 365 Office Office Live Small Business, Live @ edu, and subscription-based messaging company and collaboration products known as Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite or BPOS.
Zolghadr showed that Microsoft partners offering solutions across the spectrum of services, if the offer is within the infrastructure, platform or application level. And the partnership with Microsoft opens up great opportunities to provide quality services quickly – it is difficult for companies themselves.