Microsoft and PCCS jointly unveil new portal to offer SaaS
Microsoft Gulf has announced further strengthening of its partnership with Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS), the leading provider of Data Centre Infrastructure Services and Cloud Services, as they jointly unveiled www.cloudservicesme.com, an exclusive SaaS (Software as a Service) portal to provide a range of Microsoft products and software to customers in the Arabian Gulf.
With this partnership, the PCCS cloud products based on popular Microsoft applications like Exchange email, SharePoint, Lync and CRM – will be delivered through the exclusive web portal to customers in the region as cloud applications for monthly subscriptions as against the conventional, perpetual licensing model.
This innovative model provided on www.cloudservicesme.com platform will help customers convert software licensing and infrastructure cost to operational expenses. The service is provided on-demand upon subscription (minimum one month), along with local hosting, and local helpdesk support. The anytime, anywhere access platform is fast time-to-market, so that no software or server purchase or upgrade is required. Microsoft Corp partnered with PCCS in 2013 to provide highly customized, robust and scalable Cloud based solutions for enterprises.
Commenting on the new partnership agreement with the world’s leading producer and marketer of computer software, Mr. Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman of Pacific Controls, said, “We are pleased to reinforce our service offerings with Microsoft Corp in order to promote their much acclaimed and used applications on www.cloudservicesme.com, an innovative and value-added cloud service platform, to the region’s customers.” “Pacific Controls’ Cloud Services help enterprises save up to 60% in the total cost of ownership (TCO). By optimizing the IT system of enterprises, we look after their infrastructure and business applications so their IT staff can focus on projects that are core to their business and drive growth,” he added.
Speaking at a joint press event in the UAE, Bruno Delamarre, Microsoft Gulf’s Regional Director Mid-Market and Partner Solutions said, “At Microsoft we know that a flourishing IT ecosystem supports enterprise and SME innovation. Through this unique offering being provided by Pacific Controls, businesses in the region will be able to enhance productivity and become more agile while solving some of their toughest business problems. By using Software as a Service, businesses are able to leverage cloud technology and the advances services it enables, to perform better. According to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group, SMEs who adopt Microsoft Cloud services grew faster than SMEs who do not use any Microsoft products. The BCG research reveals that Microsoft products and services are the number one choice of these technology leaders. Microsoft is the brand that small businesses trust and use to power their growth.”
The PCCS services are hosted at its Uptime Institute certified Tier III Data Centre, located in Dubai Techno Park. The facility is the largest data centre campus of its kind in the Middle East. www.cloudservicesme.com offers enterprises to choose from a range of Microsoft products and services. The PCCS Exchange 2013 is delivered as a fully managed solution, enabling security and integrity of customers’ email. PCCS delivers SharePoint Online 2013 as a fully managed solution with automated control panel for user administration.
The PCCS Lync 2013 solution package makes web conferencing experience richer by enabling users to initiate scheduled or on the fly multi-party meetings with white board, full audio and video and more. With PCCS Remote Desktop Service, apps and data stay in the datacenter so the risk of information loss from lost and stolen devices is reduced. This lets users work anywhere by extending desktop and application deployments to any device. The PCCS- hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM service allows customers to gather, in a single application, information from a variety of sources giving them a real-time global view of their business, from leads to after-sales.
The PCCS Cloud Servers (Virtual Private Servers) lets customers host their dedicated virtual server on its world-class hosting platform. This provides customers with the capabilities of a private server with the affordable pricing and the flexibility to scale up or down easily. With PCCS the customers get to host their Virtual Private Server on a stable virtualization platform based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012. The customers also get the choice of Windows or Linux Operating System included. PCCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Controls, the global leader in ICT-enabled managed services solutions, IoT innovations and converged engineering solutions for buildings, devices and infrastructure projects.
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