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BEIJING, Apr 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE around COMTEX) —

21Vianet Group, Inc.

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(“21Vianet” or a “Company”), a heading carrier-neutral Internet information core services provider in China, currently announced that a 21Vianet and Microsoft Corporation

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(“Microsoft”) have extended a blurb user agreement to yield Microsoft’s premier blurb cloud services – Windows Azure and Office 365 in China.

The renovation agreement extends a tenure of a Microsoft China services blurb user agreement by 4 years until Dec 31, 2018. Pursuant to a renovation agreement, 21Vianet will continue to entirely work and offer raise Windows Azure and Office 365 use offerings in China to support a approaching enlargement during a effective duration of a renovation agreement.

Mr. Josh Chen, Chairman and CEO of 21Vianet, stated, “As China’s premier infrastructure provider and cloud enabler, we are intensely vehement to extend this critical partnership with Microsoft. Since 2012, teams from Microsoft and 21Vianet have worked diligently and seamlessly in a preparation, open preview and blurb launch of both Windows Azure and Office 365 services in China. Today, we are unapproachable to be famous not usually as a initial and usually ubiquitous cloud computing height commercially accessible in China, though also as a provider that offers security, trustworthiness and value to a far-reaching accumulation of customers. As a enlargement movement for cloud services stays unusually strong, we trust this partnership prolongation outlines another poignant step in solidifying a team-work between 21Vianet and Microsoft as good as strengthening a care purpose in China’s cloud computing services market.”

Ralph Haupter, corporate clamp boss and CEO for Microsoft Greater China, said: “We are really gratified to have extended a successful attribute with 21Vianet, following some-more than 2 years of tighten partnership in bringing Microsoft open cloud services to a Chinese market. Both Azure and Office 365 have clever movement in a marketplace with extended adoption by both internal Chinese companies and multinational corporations. Customers value Azure and Office 365′s enterprise-grade advantages such as security, flexibility, reliability, scalability, openness, cost potency and deployment speed. We sojourn resolutely committed to a Chinese cloud market, and we trust this extended partnership with 21Vianet will offer as a clever substructure for both companies to offer minister to a expansion of a cloud computing ecosystem via China.”

About Microsoft

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is a worldwide personality in software, services and solutions that assistance people and businesses comprehend their full potential.

About 21Vianet

21Vianet Group, Inc. is a heading carrier-neutral internet information core services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and associated services, managed network services, cloud services, calm smoothness network services, last-mile connected broadband services and business VPN services, improving a reliability, confidence and speed of a customers’ internet infrastructure. Customers might locate their servers and networking apparatus in 21Vianet’s information centers and bond to China’s internet fortitude by 21Vianet’s endless fiber ocular network. In addition, 21Vianet’s exclusive intelligent routing record enables customers’ information to be delivered opposite a internet in a faster and some-more arguable manner. 21Vianet operates in some-more than 40 cities via China, servicing a diversified and constant bottom of some-more than 2,000 business that camber countless industries trimming from internet companies to supervision entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.

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