AvePoint Online Services Expands Global Reach through a New Partnership with the Exclusive Operator of Microsoft Office 365 in China

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Underscoring AvePoint’s continued commitment to expanding the use of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure worldwide, the partnership with 21Vianet extends a localized version of AvePoint Online Services to more than 35,000 customers using Office 365 in China

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Our joint vision of providing comprehensive cloud services for enterprises of all sizes coupled with our proven success provides organizations in China the services and tools necessary for a successful cloud experience.

AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced 21Vianet Group, Inc. will market, resell, and service a localized version of AvePoint Online Services – already trusted by three million Office 365 users worldwide – throughout China. 21Vianet is a strategic partner of Microsoft China and the exclusive operator of localized Office 365 and Azure services in China.

Through the partnership with 21Vianet, AvePoint Online Services, the industry’s first and only 100 percent Azure-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Office 365, now supports the utilization and management of Office 365 for Chinese organizations seeking enhanced administration and management services for its cloud and hybrid deployments. In tandem with 21Vianet’s expert-level cloud operation and service team, this partnership empowers the fast-growing market in China with a set of robust products and services designed to help successfully implement and manage Office 365 environments.

“We are committed to working closely with Microsoft and regional partners to expand the use of Office 365 and Azure around the world,” said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint Co-CEO and Co-Founder, AvePoint. “It’s a natural evolution to join forces with the exclusive provider of Office 365 and Azure services in China, 21Vianet, to continue expanding the use of the Microsoft cloud in China’s fast-growing market. Our joint vision of providing comprehensive cloud services for enterprises of all sizes coupled with our proven success provides organizations in China the services and tools necessary for a successful cloud experience.”

A 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Winner, AvePoint is trusted by more than 14,000 organizations and three million Office 365 users to enable enterprise collaboration. With robust protection, management, compliance, reporting, and migration capabilities, as well as true, global 24/7 live support, AvePoint is the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices.

The MS Cloud Business Unit of 21Vianet provides flexible, reliable and high-value Azure and Office 365 public cloud services for enterprises of all sizes and individual customers. As a one-stop operator of cloud services based on Microsoft technologies, MS Cloud Business Unit of 21Vianet offers end-to-end public cloud services from IaaS, PaaS, SaaS to customer services. It has built an expert-level cloud operation and service team with about 400 professional, guaranteeing a financially backed SLA of 99.9 percent for Azure and 99.9 percent for Office 365 platform and services. In addition to the AvePoint Online Services partnership, 21Vianet will also act as a value added reseller of DocAve 6, DocAve Governance Automation, and AvePoint Compliance Guardian.

“In our continued mission to offer a cloud platform with rich cloud solutions to speed the adoption of the cloud and to improve the user experience of the cloud, it is important to provide our customers best-in-class Office 365 management solutions,” said Wing-Dar Ker, president of MS Cloud Business Unit of 21Vianet. “AvePoint has a proven track record of helping three million Office 365 users around the world simplify Office 365 administration and management as well as an extensive global reach working closely with Microsoft and regional partners. This makes AvePoint an optimal choice for improving the cloud experience for organizations here in China.”

About AvePoint
AvePoint is the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices. Focusing on helping enterprises in their digitization journey to enable their information workers to collaborate with confidence, AvePoint is first to market with a unique solution that centralizes access and control of information assets residing in disparate collaboration and document management systems on-premises and in the cloud. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, AvePoint serves over 14,000 organizations and 3 million Office 365 users worldwide. AvePoint is privately held and backed by Goldman Sachs and Summit Partners.

About 21Vianet Group
21Vianet Group is the largest carrier-neutral Internet infrastructure services provider in China. 21Vianet provides industry-leading server and network equipment hosting service, managed network service, content distribution network and cloud computing service. 21Vianet is operating 80+ distributed data centers in more than 40 cities in China, with over 2,000 diversified and stable customers. In November 2012, Microsoft, 21Vianet and Shanghai Municipal Government jointly announced a strategic partnership. According to the agreement, Microsoft licenses technologies to 21Vianet who will set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to operate and provide Office 365 and Azure services in China.

AvePoint Media Contact
Heather Aponte – Communications Manager
AvePoint
Tel: 201-793-1111
Email: Heather.Aponte(at)AvePoint(dot)com

21Vianet MS Cloud Business Unit Media Contact
Joice Meng – Communications Manager
21Vianet MS Cloud Business Unit
Tel: +86 13521226193
Email: Meng.Zhaoyu(at)oe.21vianet(dot)com

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