IT is undergoing a massive transformation. Just as the Internet changed the way people work, interact, and play, cloud computing is changing the very landscape of IT. There is now a growing demand for new apps; anywhere, anytime data access; and new in-depth analytical capabilities. Microsoft is redefining the server OS for the era of the cloud and providing an integrated, end-to-end platform that transforms the datacenter, enables modern apps, unlocks insights on any data, and empowers people-centric IT. The Cloud OS is the only platform with a common set of technologies for developing and managing apps for all environments while leveraging the same skills, knowledge, and experience. Microsoft uniquely delivers the Cloud OS as a consistent platform across all types of datacenters and clouds—private, public, or service provider.