New Microsoft cloud partnership - 03-12-2015
- As promised, Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday revealed details of its new partnership with Microsoft to become a "preferred partner" selling Microsoft's cloud, Azure.
As we previously reported, this partnership is a cornerstone of HPE's plans to keep itself in the all-important cloud computing game now that it decided to shutter its public cloud computing business and not compete head-on with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM.
There's just one problem: HPE doesn't really appear to be getting any special treatment with this deal. It is extremely similar to the same deal Microsoft cut with HPE's arch competitor, Dell, back in October.
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