Orange Business Services has become a Microsoft Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP), through the initiative’s partner programme.
The move will enable Orange to develop managed services within the Azure network. This includes network transformation, connectivity, monitoring and performance managed services and security for Azure traffic. Orange will also be able to offer end-to-end management of ExpressRoute and Azure Virtual WAN services.
“This reinforces the value proposition of Flexible SD-WAN for multi-cloud connectivity and application visibility end to end,” Orange said in a statement.
Orange will develop managed services for Microsoft Azure Cloud Networking solutions and offer them through the Azure Marketplace, enabling it to reach new and existing customers through a fresh channel.
Paul Joyce, Executive Vice President of Global Solutions, Orange Business Services, commented: “As a network-native digital services company, we are positioned as a full-stack player, providing an end-to-end journey to the cloud via our network to cloud offers. Our partnership with Microsoft enables us to now go a step further enriching our value proposition within the Azure ecosystem, allowing us to provide our customers with products and services to advance their cloud strategies for even better, more resilient business outcomes.”
“We welcome Orange Business Services into the Microsoft Azure Networking MSP programme," said Sunil Kishen, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp. "Enterprises can benefit from the extensive Orange networking expertise and service capabilities to leverage the power of Orange Flexible SD-WAN’s native cloud connectivity combined with the Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN automation value proposition. Azure’s networking managed services developed for our mutual customers will reinforce their autonomy and agility from the edge to the cloud."