21Vianet Blue Cloud becomes one of the first Microsoft connected vehicle partners in China, Enabling technical solution and service innovation in China’s connected vehicle market

July 06th, 2021, Beijing — Shanghai Blue Cloud Technology Co., Ltd. (21Vianet Blue Cloud) today expanded its collaboration with Microsoft to enable automotive customers and partners with advanced cloud + edge mobility services. 21Vianet Blue Cloud has now been certified as one of the first Microsoft connected vehicle partners in China.

21Vianet Blue Cloud is a strategic partner of Microsoft that operates Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft Dynamics 365 in China. Today’s announcement further expands its cooperation with Microsoft and will enable the next wave of technical solution and service innovation in China’s connected vehicle market based on Microsoft’s range of Azure-based connected vehicle services.

In the past nearly 8 years of cooperation with Microsoft, 21Vianet Blue Cloud has become a trusted cloud service partner for many world-class MNC public cloud customers and industry partners, based on Microsoft’s technology and Blue Cloud’s excellent localized technical service capabilities. With a professional R&D team of nearly 100 people, 21Vianet Blue Cloud can meet customers’ professional needs such as operation and maintenance development, system development, and product development. Moreover, 21Vianet Blue Cloud’s strong operations team can provide 7*24 hours of operation and maintenance services and SLA guarantees for various services. In addition, it can also help customers integrate with other services based on Microsoft Azure. More importantly, during the multi-year continuous cooperation with Microsoft, 21Vianet Blue Cloud has accumulated strong regulatory compliance experience, based on which it now provides customers with customized, professional legal and compliance consultation to empower the localization of their business in China as well as effectively addressing the safety issues associated with Connected Vehicle industry.

As one of the first certified Microsoft connected vehicle partners in China, 21Vianet Blue Cloud aims to empower global automotive OEMs with advanced mobility solutions. Currently 21Vianet Blue Cloud is developing solutions in the area of smart fleet operations, leasing programs, auto insurance, EV charging and other related functions on top of Microsoft Azure, Azure IoT, and MCVP, to help the digital transformation of the industry. 21Vianet Blue Cloud is also rolling out data compliance solutions through both legal consultation and technology services, including legal advisory services on OEM’s data collection and storage architecture, and also a data masking service to make sure the data transmitted to the cloud is compliant. In addition, 21Vianet Blue Cloud has been engaging proactively with key global OEMs and expects to begin deployment of related projects soon.

Johnny Liu, CEO of 21Vianet Blue Cloud said, “Software-defined cars have become an important trend in automotive industry innovation. As an important global car networking market, China will play a leading role in future market demand and technological innovation. The Connected Vehicle market is one pillar of “Blue Cloud 4+1 strategic markets initiative”. As one of Microsoft’s first certified connected vehicle partners in China, 21Vianet Blue Cloud will become a bridge between Microsoft and China’s connected vehicle market, which will introduce Microsoft’s advanced connected vehicle technology to China and will help Chinese automotive companies develop overseas markets as well. Based on its compliance, operation and maintenance, and R&D capabilities, 21Vianet Blue Cloud provides enterprise customers, OEMs and other ecosystem partners with a neutral platform, trustworthy high-quality operation services, and localized multi-scenario solutions, which will empower the digital transformation of China’s connected vehicle market.”

“With the continuous rapid growth of next generation automotive industry and its advanced transportation system, China has become one of the leading sources of innovation in connected vehicle technology development and deployment,” said Avijit Sinha, general manager, Azure Mobility, Microsoft. “We look forward to working with 21Vianet Blue Cloud, to deliver locally relevant technical solutions and managed services to our mutual customers.”