Designing for the Microsoft Cloud

| July 20, 2016

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Meet the design and research team behind the Microsoft Cloud.

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Orion Solutions is a company specializing in Cloud Computing and Security, Google Enterprise Premier Partner and leading solutions in the technology market, worried about giving their customers highly reliable services and secure in the cloud. At present Orion Solutions is present in countries like Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, with the largest number of consultants certified by the Cloud Security Alliance throughout the region and the third in the world.

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Soluciones Orión

Orion Solutions is a company specializing in Cloud Computing and Security, Google Enterprise Premier Partner and leading solutions in the technology market, worried about giving their customers highly reliable services and secure in the cloud. At present Orion Solutions is present in countries like Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, with the largest number of consultants certified by the Cloud Security Alliance throughout the region and the third in the world.

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