Microsoft Corporation, 21Vianet Group, Inc. and the Shanghai Municipal Government, announced today that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement to expand Microsoft’s premier commercial Cloud services Office 365 and Windows Azure into China. Mr. Baojun Ai, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, deputy mayor of Shanghai; Mr. Ralph Haupter, Corporate Vice President, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China Region, and Mr. Josh Chen, Chairman and CEO of 21Vianet attended the signing ceremony to celebrate the milestone.
Mr.Josh Chen, Chairman and CEO of 21Vianet stated: “We are proud to partner with a world technology leader and become the Chinese provider for Office 365 and Windows Azure services in China. We believe that this commercial cloud platform will bring Chinese enterprises unprecedented operational efficiency and flexibility. By leveraging Microsoft’s strong brand reputation and over 15 years of cloud experience, as well as 21Vianet’s data center expertise, we aim to build one of China’s premier cloud computing platforms.”