Datacenter optimization is a journey. For many organizations, a highly virtualized datacenter realizes large scale benefits such as improved utilization, reduced floor space requirements, and reduced power costs. You can add highly agile and flexible services to that foundation with private and public cloud solutions.
Microsoft provides the most comprehensive set of technologies to evolve your datacenter over time. Whether you want to virtualize, build a private cloud, scale your services through a public cloud, or mix all three, Microsoft’s virtualization and management solutions can help you better manage your datacenter today and accelerate your journey towards cloud computing.
Built on Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center, Microsoft’s virtualization and management solutions can help you accelerate your journey towards cloud computing by:
Optimizing Service Delivery for Your Datacenter Infrastructure
Your datacenter is a dynamic heterogeneous environment. Using Windows Server and System Center, you can deliver highly available, high-performing services across your heterogeneous infrastructure. You can optimize your datacenter resource utilization through dynamic responses to workload demands, including cross-site business continuity and disaster recovery. Using the advanced virtualization and management capabilities of System Center along with partner solutions, you can implement business continuity solutions to minimize downtime and improve service reliability. Through packaged integration with third party tools and systems, both multi-hypervisor management (including VMware) and cross-platform monitoring is optimized.
Automating Datacenter Management Processes and Lowering Costs
Standardizing and automating your datacenter processes is key to lowering costs and improving service reliability while preparing you for highly automated cloud computing models. At the same time, regulatory pressures drive up compliance costs making automation critical to keep in line with operational budgets. System Center and Windows Server both enable IT organizations to improve their operational efficiency and compliance by delivering deep datacenter automation capabilities and solutions.
Enabling Your Businesses to Consume IT as a Service
Microsoft private cloud solutions, built on Windows Server and System Center, provide the benefits of cloud computing through the pooling of resources, elasticity, and self-service, while offering deep insight into applications, cross-platform support, and the ability to extend workloads between Microsoft private cloud and public cloud environments.