Why Microsoft Cloud

This is probably not the first time you’ve been told about the amazingness of the cloud. You know the pitch: “Do everything you do 100x faster/better/cheaper.” And, when used appropriately, the cloud does offer great benefits: increased efficiency that allows IT to focus on strategic business initiatives, a flexible single platform that gives you room to adapt to the future, and centralized IT control even as end-user access expands.

However, all that is called cloud may not be cloud, and not all cloud vendors are alike. You can consider three basic contestants for your cloud business.

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Contestant #1 – “Born in the cloud”

Without legacy software or infrastructure to worry about, born in the cloud vendors can promise cheap services and rapid innovation, all built on public cloud. But while they may not have legacy to worry about, you do. If you’re like most businesses, you have many reasons why public cloud should only be one part of a bigger hybrid cloud approach.

Unless you plan on putting your entire business on a public cloud next week, you will need an integrated platform that brings your new public cloud and private cloud assets together to help you easily manage both. Public cloud-only vendors have no experience supporting your existing on-premises assets—nor do they have any interest in doing so.

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Contestant #2 – “Public what?”

On the other hand, there are legacy vendors who have dug their heels so deep into their on-premises solutions and their software defined datacenters that they are now scrambling to cobble together a hybrid cloud story. A company that has resisted public cloud can't magically put together a solid offering in a hurry and cover up its cloud inexperience with confusing terms and broad statements. Without the experience of running their own large public clouds, these vendors only appear to be a safe choice. They can't provide an integrated hybrid solution that offers the efficiency and flexibility the cloud promises. Do you really want to bet your cloud roadmap on a company that's still unsure of its own?

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Contestant #3 – Microsoft

Microsoft has both real public cloud scale experience and a deep understanding of your legacy infrastructure. That's the perfect combination to provide the right cloud solution for you. We can adapt to your cloud roadmap and meet your business needs for compliance, security, and high availability. Our hybrid cloud lets you extend your IT team’s existing skills, from running on-premises datacenters to Microsoft Azure or a hosting service provider’s datacenter. Our experience in datacenters and cloud lets us offer a hybrid cloud that gives you the best of both worlds. Even better, we know that some of the first things you want to move to the cloud may be workloads like SharePoint and Exchange that are critical to your business activity. No other vendor understands Microsoft products and supports them better than we do.

Ultimately, you need a partner who can run your legacy assets, as well as your new cloud assets, on an enterprise level and at enterprise standards. Only Microsoft has the hard-earned experience and expertise across the enterprise cloud landscape that you can bet your business on.

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