SingTel, Microsoft APAC launch Cloud Operating System Network

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), in partnership with Microsoft, has launched Cloud Operating System Network (COSN) in Asia Pacific.

COSN is an addition to SingTel Managed Cloud, a hybrid cloud platform from SingTel. The service allows enterprise customers who use Microsoft applications to move their data and workload easily between public cloud, dedicated private cloud and SingTel’s virtual private cloud.

The service promises seamless interoperability between their Microsoft-based private clouds and SingTel Managed Cloud. As a result, enterprises can move their workload to any cloud which best meets their price, security, compliance and performance objectives, said Lee Han Kheng, vice president, Global Products at SingTel Group Enterprise.

In December 2013, Microsoft launched the Cloud OS Network, a worldwide consortium of more than 25 cloud service providers delivering services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform: Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack. SingTel was a partner in the network.

Jessica Tan, managing director, Microsoft Singapore, said, “The Cloud OS Network is a  worldwide  programme  for  elite  cloud  service  providers,  partnering  closely  with Microsoft to offer technically validated, cloud-based infrastructures and application solutions. By combining Microsoft’s technology with its hosting expertise and geographic specialisation, SingTel can provide flexibility and choice for hybrid cloud solutions.”

According to Tan, the Cloud OS Network will help customers bridge their dedicated on-premises investments with virtual private cloud deployments by SingTel, enabling them to innovate faster, deliver new services and capabilities, improve employee productivity and lower costs.

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