Microsoft Cloud OS Network

The Cloud OS Network (COSN) is a strategic group of service providers that can deliver differentiated value-added services to end customers based on the Cloud OS vision. COSN is a worldwide group of elite cloud service providers, partnering closely with Microsoft to offer technically validated, cloud-based infrastructures and application solutions. Members of this network combine Microsoft technology with their hosting expertise and geographic specialization to provide flexibility and choice for hybrid datacenter solutions. As a COSN member, you become part of an exclusive group that delivers a wide range of differentiated Microsoft-validated services. This helps you attract customers, build brand value, and drive revenue and growth.

Since launching in December 2013, the Cloud OS Network has undergone more than 4x partner growth. Current network footprint includes 100+ partners with presence in 100+ countries. This represents serving more than 3.7 million customers daily through 600+ local datacenters.

The Cloud OS Network has three engagement tiers. COSN partners are eligible for a host of membership, competency, technical and marketing incentives – depending on their respective engagement tiers. Refer to the tables below for more details on engagement tiers, eligibility criteria and engagement incentives.

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COSN Eligibility Criteria

Tier-3

Tier-2

Tier-1


# Hosts Deployed

Hyper-V + WS 2012 R2 + SC 2012 R2 (SCVMM, SCOM) + WAP
16
50
200

SPLA Usage

Annualized SPLA usage on Microsoft Cloud Platform
Greather than $16,000
Greather than $50,000
Greather than $200,000

Azure consumption

Number of Unique, paying customers with at least one deployment of Azure or Azure enabled services by June 30, 2015
0
2
5

Technical and Business Assessments

Hosting Technical Assessment – Number of staff members who have passed the assessments
1
2
4
Azure Technical Assessment – Number of staff members who have passed the assessments
0
1
1
Hosting Business Assessment – Min. Number of staff members who have passed the assessments Case study nominations
0
1
2

Case Studies

Case study nominations
 
1 or more
1 or more

Microsoft Cloud OS Network Incentives

Gold

Silver

Bronze


Membership Engagement

Cloud OS Network Portal

Account Management

 

Executive Sponsor Engagement

 
 

Licensing and Technical Support

Deployment Materials

Deployment Support Services

Technical Community Forum

Proactive Technical Support by Microsoft Field Engineers (U.S. based partners only)

 

Early Adoption Programs

 

Competency Support

Hosting Competency

 

Marketing and Sales Support

Cloud OS Network Program Badge

Cloud OS Network Partner Catalog Listing

PR Support

Event and Campaign Support

 

Case Study Development

 

Marketing & Sales Planning

Business Community Forum

 

Go to Market Funds