Microsoft has announced it will collaborate with local hosting company Revera to provide its public cloud systems on Revera's private cloud infrastructure in a hybrid cloud service that Revera has named "Homeland Collaboration".
Microsoft New Zealand managing director Paul Muckleston said in a media statement that the new service was part of a global initiative to provide localised communications and collaboration services.
“Revera has been a strong Microsoft partner for many years and was an early adopter of Microsoft System Center and Windows Server with Hyper-V," said Muckleston. "They have the right experience and skills and their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capability is mature and proven.”
Revera general manager Robin Cockayne said that Homeland Collaboration is aimed at "organisations seeking a sovereign-safe cloud computing environment for essential business services and communication."
Revera said it was "building a three year roadmap for enterprise-worthy hybrid cloud services" including forthcoming 2013 versions of Microsoft’s Office , Exchange, SharePoint and Lync3 products.
Cockayne said Revera expected to launch a service portal, with beta clients, "within months".