Microsoft Organises Private Cloud Immersion Session in Pakistan

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Cloud computing has ushered a revolutionary advancement in the field of Information Technology. To create awareness about this innovative platform among the business community of the country, Microsoft Pakistan yesterday conducted a Private Cloud Immersion session for local media personnel. The event was organized in partnership with Fujitsu, which is the hardware partner of Microsoft Pakistan for the deployment of this cutting-edge technology across various organisations in Pakistan.

Cloud computing is a major paradigm shift in how IT resources are designed, managed and delivered. This new model opens a matchless avenue for innovation and covers virtualized infrastructure, advanced storage management, deep application management and data security.

Microsoft solutions for Private Cloud, built on Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center, are a key part of the company’s end-to-end approach to cloud computing. By improving on the way organizations currently consume IT, Microsoft can help businesses leverage investments and skill sets they already have, while taking advantage of the new value the cloud provides. Most importantly for local businesses the cloud service provider they trust their information or applications to will be around for the long term, because Microsoft’s belief in, and commitment to, the cloud is seen clearly in the fact that much of their annual $9.5 billion R&D budget — more than any other company in the world — is devoted to cloud technologies. Today, 70% of Microsoft’s 40,000 engineers work on cloud-related products and services because the company firmly believes in a cloud based future and the innumerable benefits it brings to industries not only in Pakistan but around the globe.

Speaking on this occasion, Amir Rao, country manager, Microsoft Pakistan said: “Information Technology permeates through every sector of our business environment. In this era of modernity, Microsoft Pakistan provides private cloud solutions to companies through which they can reform the workplace for employees across various departments and offices. Moreover, they enable you to deliver unrivalled services to your external stakeholders and engage with them more directly. Network administrators can explore new network management capabilities and configure the application performance mechanisms which are not possible otherwise. ”

The session was also attended by representatives of Fujitsu. Commenting on the development, Sajjad Abbas, regional sales manager – ME, Fujitsu Technology Solutions said: “The partnership of Fujitsu with Microsoft Pakistan for Private Cloud Technology is a perfect match, with the remarkable cloud solutions from Microsoft and adept hardware of our company, businesses will be able to take the benefits of R&D of both the companies’ in-cloud technology and initiate an overall reformation of their infrastructure. This demo center facility will give an opportunity to our valued customers for try & buy.”

The benefits of adopting cloud computing makes it a valuable acquisition for any organization looking to reduce its cost and grow at the same time. The platform offers economies of scale by increasing productivity, reduces un-necessary spending on software licensing and it enables globalization of the workforce as people worldwide can access the cloud database. The Private Cloud Immersion technology by Microsoft Pakistan in partnership with Fujitsu will now enable local organizations to achieve greater efficiency and save on resources which can be utilized elsewhere.

  • Meanwhile, in the real world, millions of customers use Linux on the cloud, happily and cheaply.

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