Infrastructure As A Service

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Thursday, 25 October 2012 09:47

For a growing number of enterprises, the journey to cloud computing begins with a private cloud implementation built on Microsoft Windows Server and System Center technologies. A private cloud transforms the way your business delivers
and consumes IT services. By creating a
layer of abstraction over pooled resources,
a private cloud enables true service
capability as well as optimally managed
application services.
A Microsoft private cloud solution offers new levels of agility, focus, and cost-savings. Whether you build a private cloud in an on-premise datacenter or opt for a hosted offering, you will soon realize transformative benefits.

What is a Private Cloud?

A private cloud is a new model for IT delivery. It transforms datacenter resources to enable the key benefits of cloud computing:

  • Pooled Resources: In a private cloud, your key hardware resources—compute, storage, and networking—are pooled and abstracted into units that enable you to dynamically provision and scale applications and resources. 
  • Self-service: Deliver applications and resources as services. Your customers can request, configure, and manage IT services through an interactive portal that allows for automated provisioning.
  • Elastic: Resources can quickly be expanded or contracted through automation or workflow, so IT services can be scaled up or down almost instantly to meet business requirements.
  • Usage-based: With resources as services, usage can be metered so that you and your customers pay for only the resources that are actually consumed.

Learn how to build a private cloud environment and transform the way you deliver IT services to your business.

Microsoft Private Cloud Benefits

A Microsoft private cloud transforms your datacenter. Building on your existing investments and skill sets, you can now get true cloud computing capabilities that help deliver new levels of agility, focus, and cost-efficiency. With the advanced capabilities of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, a Microsoft private cloud provides a range of powerful benefits across your IT environment.

All About the App

To gain a real edge, you need to go beyond just managing infrastructure. You need to manage your applications in a new way. A Microsoft private cloud helps you deliver apps faster, keep them up and running more reliably, and ultimately enable more predictable service level agreements.

Cross-Platform from the Metal Up

IT environments today encompass a wide range of OS, hypervisor, and development tools. The Microsoft private cloud is designed to let you comprehensively support your heterogeneous IT environment, leveraging your investments and maximizing your development skill sets. Now you can keep what you have and make the move to a new kind of agility.

Foundation for the Future

Cloud computing offers the promise of new levels of agility through advanced capabilities, ultimately opening new avenues of innovation for your business. The Microsoft private cloud enables a flexible, highly-available infrastructure that can scale to meet the most advanced enterprise requirements. With built-in automation and new file and storage services, you can get more power from your datacenter and realize greater value from your investments.

Cloud on Your Terms

The move to cloud computing involves more than just building a private cloud. The challenge is to leverage your existing investments to build the right mix of private and public cloud solutions for your business—one that will work for you today and in the future. With Microsoft, you have the freedom to choose. Our solutions are built to give you the power to construct and manage clouds across multiple datacenters, infrastructures, and service providers—on terms that you control, across cloud implementations.

 

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