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Wind River Joins Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program to Further Advance Mission-Critical Intelligent Systems

ALAMEDA, CA — Aug. 12, 2021 — Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for intelligent systems, joins the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to offer its new Wind River Studio platform running on Azure. Studio is a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems that require security, safety, and reliability. As a Microsoft CSP, Wind River will deliver unique solutions that span the edge device, far edge cloud, and Azure public cloud for industries that include aerospace and defense, telecommunications, industrial, medical, and automotive. The company will provide direct billing, selling combined offers and services, as well as directly provisioning, managing, and supporting Microsoft Azure products and services.

“Driven by accelerated digital transformation of operational technology (OT), a new and diverse set of requirements are emerging as industries face challenges in their move to adopt cloud-native technologies,” said Michael Gale, chief marketing officer at Wind River. “Through the Microsoft CSP program, Wind River will offer a turnkey Studio solution running on Azure for intelligent systems across the full product lifecycle to help our customers drive and achieve transformative business outcomes.”

“Customers are adopting cloud-based solutions like Wind River Studio to drive digital transformation like never before, and we’re thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program,” said Rodney Clark, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief at Microsoft Corp. “By joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program, partners will deepen customer relationships and expand business opportunities in the cloud.” 

Recent research indicates that 80% of technology leaders desire intelligent systems success within the next five years.(1) Companies in highly regulated industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, telecom, industrial, and medical face unique challenges relating to the complexity of security, safety, and real-time requirements of intelligent systems. The digital transformation of these industries will require new approaches that incorporate technologies such as far edge cloud compute, data analytics, system level security, 5G, and AI/ML in order to advance modernization efforts and improvements in productivity, agility, and time-to-market.

Through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program, Wind River can help these companies accelerate their digital transformation with differentiated offerings using Microsoft’s comprehensive cloud portfolio and third-party solutions from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

More information about Wind River Studio is available at


About Wind River

Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for intelligent systems. The company’s technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world since 1981 and is found in billions of products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation of mission-critical intelligent systems that will increasingly demand greater compute and AI capabilities while delivering the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. To learn more, visit Wind River at


(1) Forbes/Wind River, “Characteristics of Intelligent Systems,” 2021