Microsoft inks new cloud computing deal in China

The exceptional popularity of cloud computing is forcing top tech companies to implement new strategies.

Microsoft has signed a partnership deal with China Standard Software (CS2C) to develop and market cloud-computing products in China. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Sandy Gupta, general manager of Open Source Solutions Group at Microsoft, has said that this was the first time Microsoft has formed a partnership in an emerging market to sell cloud-computing products.

According to sources, the collaboration between Microsoft and China Standard Software will lead to an array of public and private cloud solutions. The mixed source solutions that result from this collaboration will be built on Microsofts Hyper-V Open Cloud architecture and will include support to run CS2C NeoKylin Linux Server products.

Simon Leung, chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China Region, said, We have come together with CS2C through our shared belief that technology is both a critical mechanism for organizations to realize their potential, as well as a catalyst for innovation and economic growth. Through this collaboration, we seek to support our joint customers in China with solutions for the cloud, which will help them build upon their existing operational investments, yet also allow them the flexibility to capitalize on strategic opportunities that may arise during this period of expansive change and growth.

Founded in 2003, China Standard Software (CS2C) specializes in the R&D, promotion and service of system software products, according to the companys website. The company is based in Shanghai, and currently provides Linux-based solutions within China under its NeoShine, NeoKylin, and NeoLite brands.

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