Announced in 2013 and officially launched in March 2014, Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet is the first international public cloud service generally available in the China market. Customers and partners range from established Chinese brands such as Haier, Lenovo, and Huawei to emerging powerhouses such as smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, bike-share company Mobike, automobile manufacturer BYD, world-leading sporting goods company Amer Sports and Arcplus Data & Innovation Technology, an integrated solutions provider for construction engineering industry.Office 365 operated by 21Vianet was launched in China in April 2014 and now ranks # 1 in China's SaaS market. Huawei, Tencent, and Pactera currently use Office 365 operated by 21Vianet to empower their employees and optimize their daily business operations. Since its establishment in 2013, 21Vianet's cloud operation and maintenance group for Azure and Office 365 in China has grown from dozens of people to one of the largest professional cloud operation and maintenance teams in China, and more than half of the current staff members are senior engineers. With user satisfaction over 98%, Microsoft Azure and Office 365 operated by 21Vianet have been widely recognized in the industry and have received 10 trusted cloud certifications, including cloud hosts, cloud storage, databases, cloud engines, network load balancing, enterprise-class e-mail, file sharing, online meeting, cloud backup and hybrid cloud, making 21Vianet the cloud service provider with the most trusted cloud certifications in China. In 2017, Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet, passed the industry's first "Hybrid Cloud Solution Assessment" and was awarded the only "Trusted Cloud Technology Innovation Award-Hybrid Cloud Award" by the Trusted Cloud Conference. In accordance with the latest regulatory requirement on cloud services, 21Vianet, as the operator, obtained the newly required Internet Resource Collaboration Service (IRCS) license in August 2017, which ensures the compliance of its cloud services in China. With a growth mindset and strong confidence in the China market, 21Vianet and Microsoft are in the process of expanding their capacity. As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced at the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 in November, Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet will triple its capacity in China in the beginning of 2018. Azure's enlarged capacity will provide increased flexibility and wider access to cutting-edge Azure cloud services. It will also make it easier for multinational companies to meet the needs of Chinese customers through the scale, power, and secure infrastructure of the Azure cloud.
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