Millicom’s Tigo Business and Microsoft have formed a Microsoft Cloud OS Network (COSN) partnership to deliver cloud computing benefits to businesses in the LatAm region.
The partnership will enable the delivery of innovative applications and cloud services to the business community in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Paraguay. Combining the expertise of the two companies will enable them to deliver a localized suite of products and services such as data services, increased security, local currency payments and account management.
Microsoft Azure is a flexible cloud computing platform from Microsoft which enables applications to be hosted and delivered to end users directly from the cloud. Tigo Business will work alongside Microsoft as a strategic partner providing agile service delivery and solutions, which allow its customers to manage their infrastructure needs in a more efficient way. Combining Tigo Business’s Data Centre infrastructure with Microsoft’s will enable large businesses and MNOs to enjoy state-of-the-art Disaster Recovery services, bringing increased resiliency, added security through the Tigo Business network, lower latency and better Service Level Agreements. Additional services, such as Virtual Desktop and Data Base, are just a few of the services provided via this partnership under the “as a service” model.
Tigo Business and Microsoft have also developed a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, which enables Tigo Business to sell Microsoft CSP licenses targeting the needs of small and medium size businesses. Microsoft Office 365, among other CSP solutions, will deliver businesses collaboration and productivity tools accompanied by first class local support and expert advice from Microsoft certified Tigo Business personnel.
Marcelo Benitez, VP Tigo Business says, “Tigo Business is known for its fast delivery, and for supporting its business partners in executing cloud strategies efficiently and reliably. Now we can also offer truly innovative packages to our clients. Small and medium sized businesses are the engines of the economy in the region, and this partnership will help businesses to continue their digital transformations and capture the growth ahead.”
Pablo Lombardero, Director for the Partner organization at Microsoft LATAM New Markets said, “Through this partnership with Tigo Business, and due to their brand and reach, we see great possibilities to unlock new opportunities for our mutual customers. Both Tigo Business and Microsoft understand that cloud computing delivers significant efficiencies in costs, allowing organisations to benefit from the flexibility and efficiency of the Microsoft Azure platform.”