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Microsoft and Pacific Controls Cloud Services Jointly Unveil New Portal to Offer Software as a Service (SaaS)
Associated Press
2014-04-15 08:22 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2014--Microsoft Gulf announced its partnership with Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS), the leading provider of Data Centre Infrastructure and Cloud Services, as they jointly unveiled www.cloudservicesme.com, an exclusive SaaS portal providing range of PCCS products and software based on popular Microsoft applications like Exchange email, SharePoint, Lync and CRM, as cloud applications for monthly subscriptions as against the perpetual licensing model.

(From left) Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman, Pacific Controls with Bruno Delamarre, Microsoft Gulf's Regional Director Mid-Market and Partner Solutions (Photo: Business Wire)

This innovative model provided on www.cloudservicesme.com platform helps customers convert software licensing and infrastructure cost to operational expenses. The service is provided on-demand upon subscription, with local hosting, and local helpdesk support. The anytime, anywhere access platform with fast time-to-market, requires no software or server purchase or upgrade.

Microsoft Corp partnered with PCCS in 2013 to provide highly customized, robust and scalable Cloud based solutions for enterprises.

Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman, Pacific Controls, said: "We are pleased to reinforce our service offerings with Microsoft 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."

"PCCS helps enterprises save up to 60% cost of ownership, optimizing IT system, managing their infrastructure and business applications enabling IT staff to focus on projects that are core to their business and drive growth," he added.

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 provided by PCCS, businesses in the region will enhance productivity and become more agile while solving some of their toughest business problems. By using SAAS, businesses perform better leveraging cloud technology and advanced services. Recent reports by Boston Consulting Group reveals, SMEs who adopt Microsoft Cloud services the number one choice of technology leaders grew faster than SMEs who do not use Microsoft products. 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.

About Pacific Controls

For further information, please visit www.pacificcontrols.net.

About Microsoft Gulf

For more information, please visit www.microsoft.com/gulf.

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SOURCE: Pacific Controls

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PUB: 04/15/2014 07:57 AM/DISC: 04/15/2014 07:57 AM

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