Microsoft announced it has lined up some heavyweight partners for its Azure cloud computing platform. The software giant said Monday that HP, Dell, and Fujitsu will sell Azure as part of their data center portfolios.

“We are at an inflection point in technology history,” Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer said in his keynote address at the company’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. “For customers, cloud computing creates tremendous value, which translates to massive opportunity for Microsoft and its partners.”

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