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ServiceNow has announced that it will make its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud and on its own private cloud infrastructure. This further extends an earlier collaboration between the two companies.

Microsoft and ServiceNow already announced a partnership in October, whereby ServiceNow provides digital workflows via the Azure Government Cloud platform. Now that collaboration is being expanded, writes Silicon Angle. ServiceNow states that it wants to make Azure its cloud platform of choice, although the collaboration is not exclusive.

The two companies together focus specifically on certain highly regulated industries. The software is made available in the Azure Government-region in the United States and a number of regions in Australia. Later on the platform comes to other Azure-regions.

In addition, Microsoft will implement the IT and Employee Experience workflow products in its own company.

Other collaborations

As mentioned before, the cooperation with Microsoft is not exclusive. ServiceNow has other agreements with, for example, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The collaboration with Google was announced in May. The two companies will add native support for the Google Cloud Platform to the IT Operations Management suite. In addition, Google’s real-time translation tools are used in the Service Management Product.

ServiceNow also has several integrations with AWS. For example, it expanded its security portfolio in May with two integrations with AWS Security Hub. This allows companies’ customers to aggregate cloud data in the Security Hub and automatically turn on the approved response or workflow in Security Operations or IT Service Management.

Azure IP Advantage

The cooperation with Microsoft was also extended in December with an intellectual property agreement. This protects ServiceNow from patent infringement litigation via the Azure IP Advantage program. In this way, the adoption of the Azure cloud should be promoted by the company.

Azure IP Advantage was founded by Microsoft in February 2017 to protect Azure customers. The program includes 10,000 patents to prevent “unfounded patent litigation”. Azure customers are automatically covered by the program.

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