Imagine the possibilities of Microsoft Azure, delivered from New Zealand data centres, combined with local cloud expertise, monitoring, management and technical support. This is exactly what the collaboration between OneNet and Microsoft promises to deliver later this year with the release of Microsoft Azure Stack.

OneNet are one of the few Microsoft partners selected in the Azure Stack Early Adoption Initiative (EAI). This collaboration, where Microsoft has worked closely alongside partners in planning and testing Azure Stack, has culminated in OneNet recently completing the provisioning and testing of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3). OneNet will be more than ready for release date.

Built on the same core technology as Azure, Azure Stack packages Microsoft’s investments in automated and software-defined infrastructure from public cloud datacentres and delivers them from a locally managed service provider environment.

Up until now if OneNet partners wanted to take advantage of the Microsoft Azure platform they would have to leverage data centres in Australia or further afield. Now they’ll be able to bundle it with OneNet support, account management, consulting, and much more.

“We’re combining the best of both worlds. We’re giving partners the opportunity to use Microsoft services that they’ve likely integrated with their customers, and combining that with all the benefits OneNet has to bring”, explains Matt Smith, Business Partner Development Manager for OneNet.

Using Azure Resource Manager, a consistent management platform across Azure and Azure Stack, you get consistent application deployments every time, whether provisioned to Azure in the public cloud or Azure Stack in OneNet’s environment. This approach is unique in the industry and gives developers the flexibility to create applications once and then decide where to deploy them later – all with role-based access control to meet compliance needs.

“We are at the leading edge of this technology. With TP3 up and running, we think this is a great opportunity for our partners to leverage the capabilities that in the past they would have to go overseas for”, closes Roman Paljk, General Manager for OneNet.

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