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A Microsoft private cloud puts your applications first. It offers you deep application insight, a comprehensive cross platform approach, best-in-class performance, and the power to run, migrate, or extend your applications out to the public cloud whenever you need.

All About the App

Applications are the lifeblood of your business. The ability to deploy new applications faster and keep them up and running more reliably is the central mission of IT as a competitive differentiator. To gain a real edge, you need to go beyond just managing infrastructure. You need to manage your applications in a new way.

The Microsoft Private Cloud lets you deliver applications as a service. You can deploy both new and legacy applications on a self-service basis, and manage them across private cloud and public cloud environments.  And with a new way to see what’s happening inside the performance of your applications, you can remediate issues faster—before they become show-stoppers. The Microsoft Private Cloud is all about the app. That means better SLA’s, better customer satisfaction, and a new level of agility across the board.

Cross Platform from the Metal Up

No datacenter is an island. Odds are, you run and manage an IT environment today that is deeply heterogeneous, with a wide range of OS, hypervisor, and development tools in the mix. You want to gain the advantages of private cloud computing, but not if it means walking away from your existing IT investments or adding new layers of complexity.
The Microsoft Private Cloud lets you keep what you’ve got and make the move now to a new kind of agility. That’s because it’s architected from the raw metal up to enable process automation and configuration across platforms and environments. You can manage multiple hypervisors, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft offerings. You can run and monitor all major operating systems. And you can develop new applications using multiple toolsets. Because the Microsoft Private Cloud provides comprehensive management of heterogeneous IT environments, you can put your business’s needs ahead of the needs of any particular technology or vendor.

Foundation for the Future

Cloud computing offers the promise of agility, economics, and focus that can unlock new innovation and transform the role of IT in driving business success. The game is no longer just about virtualization and server consolidation. A private cloud delivers fundamentally new capabilities that represent a generational paradigm shift in computing. The bet you make today will have long-term implications for the future of your business.

Only Microsoft delivers a complete private cloud solution that provides a true cloud computing platform. For more than 15 years, we have operated some of the world’s biggest and most advanced datacenters and driven the evolution of major Internet services such as Windows Live, Hotmail, and Bing. We’ve taken all that we’ve learned from this unparalleled experience and put it into the DNA of our private cloud solutions. Go beyond virtualization—and unnecessary per-VM licensing—and proceed with confidence in building a secure and manageable private cloud that delivers best-in-class performance for Microsoft workloads (including Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint), deep management integration, and compelling economics.

Cloud on Your Terms

The move to cloud computing involves more than just building a private cloud. The undeniable benefits of public cloud computing – on-demand scalability, flexibility, and economics, to name a few—also promise significant competitive advantages. The challenge is to leverage your existing investments, infrastructure, and skill sets 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. Because Microsoft solutions share a common set of management, identity, virtualization, and development technologies, you can distribute IT across physical, virtual, and cloud computing models. That means you can keep a handle on compliance, security, and costs. And you can let your business needs drive your IT strategy, instead of having IT limit your options.