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Microsoft Rolling Out Azure Cloud To China, A Deal Only The Chinese Government Can Love

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http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft has made a deal with China to offer Windows Azure in the country. The deal is ballyhooed as a landmark agreement but, at its core, represents something that only the Chinese government can love. The agreement with the municipality of Shanghai shows how China will begin rolling out more cloud services to China. That’s further reflected in a deal to license Microsoft technologies to 21Vianet, which will work with regional providers to provide Windows Azure services to local datacenters. 21Vianet bills itself as the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider i (IT news)