Microsoft chooses OzHosting for Office 365 expansion
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 9th December 2014 – OzHosting.com, a pioneer in Australia’s cloud hosting market, announced it has been chosen to offer Office365 via Microsoft’s new Cloud Solution Provider (CSP).
The Microsoft CSP program has been launched in Australia with only a select few exclusive Partners, Partners in this program are able to own the complete lifecycle of customers buying Microsoft Cloud Services including direct billing, provisioning, management and support.
Today Microsoft Corp. announced plans to deliver Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite – Office 365 – and business application – Dynamics CRM Online – from datacentres in Australia by the end of March, 2015. These locally hosted services will be delivered from two existing datacentres in New South Wales and Victoria and follows the launch in October of local Azure services.
Delivering these services from Australian datacentres will provide customers with faster performance, offer geo-redundant back-up and help address data residency considerations, particularly in sectors such as healthcare, education, government and financial services.
“Microsoft has operated in Australia for over 30 years and during that time we’ve seen an immense amount of innovation built on top of our platform by customers and partners alike,” said John Case, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office. “Now, with local Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online services and world-class offerings from our partners, we’re taking that innovation to the next level so customers and partners can do more and achieve more with our technology, which is what counts at the end of the day.”
OzHosting.com has been working closely with Parallels (http://sp.parallels.com/au/) to deliver its Direct and Channel Customers full Automation, Provisioning and Billing of the new Office365 platform.
OzHosting.com has recently signed major agreements to offer best of breed solutions around Office365, these include – the McAfee Security Suite for Anti-Virus and Spam Protection, EMC – Mozy Pro for Secure and Encrypted Backup and Hosted PBX for Lync (soon to be Skype for Business), Critical Email for compliance-grade email archiving.
OzHosting.com has taken its offerings further with a full suite of Customer Migration services, On-Boarding and Training for the full Office365 suite, its key focus is to Humanize IT and stick by its mantra of “Cloud made Easy”
“Both our Channel and Direct Customers will benefit immensely from our Partnership with Microsoft and new Vendors EMC, McAfee and Critical Email. We have been very successful focusing on IT in the Cloud, with now over 16,500 Microsoft Exchange Accounts and 500 local partners. Now we are Microsoft CSP Partners, we can enable our Customers and importantly our Channel to be successful with Office365 and bundled products,” said Anthony Banek, CEO, OzHosting.com.
Customers and Partners are encouraged to contact OzHosting.com to express interest for launch in coming weeks.
OzHosting.com founders and technical leaders have a history of exploring the burdens of managing on premise IT and proposing models for the journey to Cloud.
Established in 1997, OzHosting.com is a pioneer of Australia’s Cloud hosting market. It continues the tradition of serving Australian businesses with a great local team and an Australian data centre that complies with world-class standards for speed, reliability and security. OzHosting.com helps businesses meet customer privacy requirements by having their data and information stored in Australia.
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