Microsoft joins Cloud28+ as a premier Microsoft Azure Stack technology partner
Today at Microsoft Inspire, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it has formed a go-to-market alliance with Microsoft through Cloud28+, the world’s largest, open community dedicated to increasing enterprise cloud adoption.
Microsoft joins Cloud28+, an initiative led and sponsored by HPE, as a premier Microsoft Azure Stack technology partner. By becoming a Cloud28+ member, Microsoft will combine forces with HPE to provide partners with new business opportunities and tools, while accelerating customer business outcomes powered by a rich hybrid IT ecosystem.
Through Cloud28+, both the tech titans will create a joint Azure Stack ISV onboarding program focused on connecting software vendors to HPE and Microsoft solution and service providers, helping them to grow their market visibility and develop new revenue streams. In turn, HPE and Microsoft solution and service providers will benefit from dedicated lead generation campaigns and sales enablement activities to bolster their Azure Stack sales. Customers will gain access to an even more comprehensive community and cloud service catalog, allowing them find their own right mix of partners and hybrid IT solutions to match their specific workload, industry and data sovereignty requirements.
The mission of Cloud28+ is to offer customers, regardless of their location, a seamless on- and off-premises experience, based on a common platform of shared resources – services, tailored solutions and knowledge.
Additional partner benefits include:
- Access to the Cloud28+ digital marketing engine to save time and money. Partners can publish thought leadership content, launch online campaigns tied to their offerings and easily track results.
- A worldwide community and digital business platform to increase visibility and new go-to-market avenues. Partners can quickly build new alliances and propel their offerings on the market.
- A ready-made ecosystem to accelerate and differentiate HPE ProLiant Azure Stack ISV readiness and offerings to increase sales. Partners gain time to market with Azure Stack investments and go-to-market engines; richer ISV content from which to tap into; and technical readiness with dedicated Microsoft and HPE training and events. In the future, Cloud28+ will also enable a customer transaction link to the Azure Cloud Solution Provider program.
- Access to flexible HPE IT Investment and Asset Management solutions that serve as the bridge between technology and finance solutions to help partners and their customers achieve their business goals.
Cloud28+ is open to all customers to join free of charge. There is no cost to search the catalog or connect with partners. Likewise, customers can submit their request for proposals directly through the Cloud28+ portal for a customer response from the community. Microsoft ISV and HPE Partner Ready partners will now have immediate member access to Cloud28+, as part of their respective Microsoft and HPE partner programs. There is no cost for partners to join Cloud28+, nor are there any brokerage fees through the platform.
Further info about Cloud28+ and join the partner network: www.cloud28plus.com.