Backup provider Datacastle has partnered with 21Vianet in a deal that will see it resell its cloud-based backup and data protection solutions to customers in China.
The solution is being deployed on Microsoft Azure, which partners with 21Vianet to host its infrastructure-as-a-service in the region.
“21Vianet is committed to bringing the worldwide best-in-class cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure in China,” said Wing Ker, president of Microsoft Cloud Operations at 21Vianet. “Enterprises in China will now have endpoint data protection option to protect against ransomware, data loss, and data breach through our partnership with Datacastle.”
Ron Faith, chief executive officer of Datacastle said: “Given 21Vianet’s expertise operating Microsoft Azure in China and their trusted status as a datacentre service provider, customers in China will get the best performance, reliability and security.”
Microsoft and 21Vianet announced general availability of Microsoft Azure Services in China just over a year ago, which launched amid much fanfare. The service launched with about 3,000 clients signed up to use it, and Ralph Haupter, corporate vice-president and chief executive of Microsoft Greater China recently said Azure has accumulated more than 50,000 customers, mainly SMEs.