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Microsoft in Education

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Get in the cloud, and get new choices to help optimize your education infrastructure and improve services.

How can Microsoft cloud services help you optimize?

  • Save on costs—get the software, infrastructure, or platforms your institution needs, all as a flexible cloud service
  • Scale when you need it, and maximize existing IT investments
  • Rely on cloud capacity for ever-growing digital content
  • Deliver more services to more people—quickly and cost-effectively

Move forward on your own terms.
Microsoft offers you the flexibility to deploy services in a public cloud or a private cloud, through on-premises servers, or with a combination of these. For example, an application might run solely on-premises, or it might store data or code in the cloud. It could also make use of other cloud infrastructure services.

Help reduce total cost of ownership.
On-demand data centers from Microsoft and partners can help put virtually unlimited computing power into the hands of even the smallest education institution, so you can increase data capacity without compromising security or having to invest in costly IT infrastructure.

Rely on services you know.
Across a variety of devices, users can have a familiar experience with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

Gain consistency across services.
Microsoft public, private, and hybrid cloud options provide a consistent service level agreement (SLA) that helps you meet your institution's requirements around the clock, with the control, security, and customization your IT department needs.

Go private, and help maximize capacity.
By pooling your infrastructure resources, you can optimize your existing server capacity and help ease management. You can use the virtualization solution in Windows Server 2008 R2 or build and manage your own private cloud using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center technologies.