Microsoft and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Huawei Connect 2017 (Huawei’s flagship event for ICT industry), under which Microsoft applications will be made available on HUAWEI CLOUD.
The strategic MoU will offer enterprises increased exposure to cloud services and help them leverage them for driving digital transformation.
HUAWEI CLOUD has already been providing Windows Server and Microsoft RDS (Relational Database Service) for SQL server.
With this collaboration, Microsoft and Huawei plan to bring more enterprise products online, to give enterprises the benefit of hosting and application-as-a-service simultaneously.
Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft China said, “As a global leader in enterprise IT, Huawei is a strategic partner for Microsoft in the mission to empower organizations as they transform. Our increased collaboration will drive innovation as we build a seamless platform to benefit customers through industry-leading technology.”
By joining efforts, both the companies will ensure that enterprises sustain and win in the digital transformation era. They will also jointly carry out market expansion and other marketing activities.
Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei’s Cloud BU and IT Product Line said, “HUAWEI CLOUD looks forward to cooperating with Microsoft to build an open and win-win ecosystem. The signing of this MoU marks the start of strategic cooperation between the two companies.”
Huawei has been a customer-centric company per Zheng and thus understands its role as a leader. It works to enable, promote and develop a smart society through its various products and networking services built around leading LTE and NB-IoT technologies.
Microsoft also has been a leading provider of various cloud powered applications and services.
This collaboration will be a strategic move for both the companies and especially the enterprises, who are seeking reliable hosting and different enterprise applications as a service.