Tech giant Microsoft have partnered with Nordic data center giant Equinor in a bid to provide Microsoft Cloud to business across Norway and Europe. As per the terms of the deal, Microsoft seeks to deepen their relationship with enterprise clients in Europe by providing Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 through two data centers at Stavanger and Oslo in Norway.
According to Microsoft, Nordic enterprises are waking up to the benefits provided by the cloud. They say that enterprises can drastically reduce their time-to-market and accelerate critical workloads by leveraging the cloud’s prowess.
By partnering with Equinor, Microsoft say that they will be able to leverage their network to provide Microsoft Cloud solutions to their Nordic and European customers. They claim that this alliance will help them extend business relations with the enterprises in the region and earn more market share in return.
Speaking about the deal, Jason Zander, Executive Vice President, at Microsoft Azure, Microsoft, commented:
Over a billion customers around the world trust the intelligent Microsoft Cloud to provide a platform to help transform their businesses.
By delivering the Microsoft Cloud from new datacenter regions in Norway, organizations will be empowered through cloud-scale innovation while meeting their data residency, security and compliance needs.
Microsoft say that Equinor plays a crucial role in not just providing data center services but also transforming the way enterprises look at the cloud. Explaining this, Kimberly Lein-Mathisen, General Manager at Microsoft Norway, commented:
By bringing these new datacenters online in Norway, we are also very pleased to be able to pave the way for growth and transformation of many other businesses and organizations in Norway.