21Vianet partnership with Adobe and Microsoft

Beijing, China, April , 2018 — Executives from 21Vianet (Nasdaq: VNET), Adobe(Nasdaq:ADBE) and Microsoft(Nasdaq:MSFT) gathered to officially launch their new partnership in China. At the 2018 Adobe Summit, Adobe and Microsoft announced that they are extending their partnership into China, with support from leading carrier-neutral cloud provider 21Vianet. The new partnership will help brands locally deliver personalized experiences across customer touchpoints in this important and growing market.

Wing-Dar Ker, President of Shanghai Blue Cloud Network Technologies Co., Ltd. (Blue Cloud) says, “It is a great pleasure to participate in and witness the signing ceremony of the tripartite cooperation between Adobe, Microsoft and 21Vianet in Beijing today. We are honored that our five-year-experience cooperated with Microsoft can be applied to Adobe Experience Cloud’s landing in China, helping Adobe and Microsoft Global Strategic Cooperation to extend in China. Our partnership with Adobe further enriches the cloud offer, this also signifies our journey with Microsoft in the past five years in pioneering a robust and trusted MNC public cloud model in China. We will continue to work with our partners in providing customers with world-leading, secured and trustworthy cloud services in China.” Blue Cloud, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 21Vianet, is the one-stop operator of cloud services and exclusive partner to Microsoft in operating Microsoft cloud services in China.

The partnership furthers Adobe’s strategy to bring its industry-leading cloud based solution to China, starting with Adobe Experience Manager. This solution is the leader in digital experience management, allowing brands to design, anticipate and deliver rapidly adaptable experiences across all customer touchpoints.

Yew Hwee Ng, Senior Managing Director, Greater China at Adobe says, “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Microsoft and 21Vianet. This announcement has officially brought Adobe’s cloud based solution to China, and it is a great example of how Adobe continues to invest in and focus on this important market. Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet offers secure, reliable, open and flexible functions, and we are confident that this joint partnership will benefit global and local brands in China.”

With Adobe Experience Cloud in China, brands can access more Sensei-powered AI capabilities such as ’smart crop’ and ’smart tag’ through the cloud, improving efficiency and gaining deeper insight from Adobe’s global resources. The new solution also delivers an improved user experience, along with system maintenance and servicing. The cloud services that Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet provides are designed to deliver outstanding services with a high standard of Service Level to ensure stability and data security.

Alain Crozier, Corporate Vice President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR) says, “We are very pleased to expand our global partnership with Adobe into China with Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet. Together we are excited to help global brands reach customers in China and to empower China’s brands to reach new customers outside China and become the next global brands themselves. Companies in China, and from all over the world, are choosing Microsoft Azure not only because of our global footprint of 52 announced regions, the only hybrid cloud capability in the market, a neutral data platform and unrivaled AI capabilities, but also because we bring an entire ecosystem of industry-specific solutions, like Adobe’s, and a global partner network that can help customers succeed in nearly any scenario and any market.”

Widely recognized by customers and partners for its outstanding capability in network management, data centers and cloud services, Blue Cloud is committed to providing global cloud companies with one-stop services to tap into the Chinese market, and to helping them comply with China’s laws and regulations. As a “Cloud Enabler”, Blue Cloud’s ambition is to help more cloud products from home and abroad to demonstrate their expertise and know-how. In the future, Blue Cloud will continue to deepen the CLIC (Cloud Landing in China) strategy by providing users with the world-leading, secured, intelligent and trustworthy cloud services, booming cloud computing ecosystem and helping more users enjoy higher-quality cloud services.

About 21Vianet

21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) is a leading carrier-neutral Internet infrastructure service provider in China. 21Vianet provides data center services, nationwide transmission network, CDN service, well-trained local team and all China VAT business licenses to improve partners’ abilities of operations, sales and market promotion. More information please click http://www.21vianet.com/

Shanghai Blue Cloud Network Technologies Co., Ltd. (Blue Cloud), a wholly-owned subsidiary of 21Vianet is the one-stop operator of cloud services and exclusive partner to Microsoft in operating Microsoft cloud services in China.

About Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit https://www.adobe.com/# .

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.