Austria Cloud on the Rise, powered by CE On-Demand.
A1, the market leader on the Austrian telecommunications market and the country’s only incumbent Telco signed a strategic cloud partnership agreement with the region’s leading cloud services provider Central Europe On-Demand (“CE On-Demand”). Through the partnership A1 will be the first Telco in Austria to provide cloud services based on the latest version of the Microsoft Collaboration Solutions for the market, under the brand “Austria Cloud”.
“We see a global trend towards cloud services due to increasingly powerful possibilities for data access. A1 is introducing this innovative and highly efficient technology to the Austrian market, adapting it to its special needs with a widespread local presence”, said Alexander Sperl, Chief Commercial Officer at A1.
Central Europe On-Demand the leading regional cloud services provider with partners and customers in 11 countries across Central Europe has been present in Austria since November 2010 represented by General Manager Rainer Weinzettl. CE On-Demand provides enterprise-level business solutions, including messaging, collaboration and communication services managed on the cloud and made available to companies of all sizes and across multiple industry sectors.
„This strategic alliance with A1 is our first telecommunications service provider partnership in Austria and we are pleased and proud to take part in their pioneering job of offering reliable and secure cloud services for business customers in the country. We are dedicated to provide high-quality services with ISO-standard data security to help economic growth in Austria with cost-effective and secure solutions from the cloud”– says Rainer Weinzettl, General Manager for Austria, Central Europe On-Demand.
Cloud services provided by CE On-Demand are based on the latest and most modern Microsoft technologies. For Microsoft Austria the partnership between A1 and CE On-demand is a strong sign about the fact that cloud computing is ripe and has a huge potential. „I am pleased that the most actual version of the Microsoft Business Productivity and Server Solutions for the A1 Cloud will be actively on the market. Through these solutions there is a wide cloud-based offer for SoHos and SMEs helping them to realise their business potential in a flexible and cost effective way” – said Petra Jenner, General Manager of Microsoft Austria.