Datapipe, a provider of managed hosting and cloud services, has teamed up with Microsoft to incorporate easy cloud adoption among businesses in Hong Kong and across Asia-Pacific. Microsoft has identified Datapipe as a Direct Partner in its Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Program in Hong Kong making Datapipe one of only four Direct CSP Partners in Hong Kong.
Datapipe works simultaneously with Microsoft and its clients to help manage Microsoft cloud migration, deployment and management, driving up the ease of cloud adoption through its services. Datapipe’s managed services are now available to companies on Microsoft’s cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and hybrid cloud across Asia-Pacific.
According to research firm IDC, the demand from businesses is set to drive IT spending on public cloud to over $685 million by 2017. The partnership will therefore help businesses tap into the fast-growing cloud computing market in Hong Kong,
Hong Kong recently took the top spot as the world’s most “cloud-ready” market of 2016, ahead of countries like the U.S. and U.K., according to the Asia Cloud Computing Association. The partnership also capitalizes on Hong Kong’s booming cloud market as more businesses running on legacy IT systems look to adopt new cloud-based solutions.