Microsoft unveiled yesterday an agreement with Symantec to help the company relieve some of its storage load. As a result of the deal, Norton-branded solutions will now run on Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.
More than 50 million consumers rely on Norton’s digital protection software, and the agreement means that all these people will also rely on Microsoft technology.
“Our focus is to help organizations, governments and individuals keep their critical data safe, no matter where they are,” Symantec senior vice president and information director Sheila Jordan said in a statement.
Companies have worked together to develop cloud services to get the most out of migration. At least 105 “critical” consumers have already been moved from Symantec data centers to Azure.
Because Symantec wants to maintain a consistent ecosystem, the company also plans to transfer Norton e-commerce, so the entire software sales process must take place within the Microsoft cloud.