The Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program tames complexity through pre-configured partner-led solutions. These hardware implementations are validated with a complete component set, including compute, network, storage, operating system, and management software. This holistic approach enables the solution to reach time-to-value much faster.
Enabling private cloud adoption doesn’t stop at the solution development stage. Microsoft has created a rich set of resources to help accelerate your private cloud adoption, including the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, the Microsoft Cloud Assessment Tool, and the Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Guide.
Flexibility & Choice
The Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program combines Microsoft’s industry-leading software with broad ecosystem hardware offerings. The number of partners who have in-market solutions has reached double-digits and includes a variety of physical solutions ready to be implemented in your environment. This diverse ecosystem spawns an even more diverse spectrum of virtualization and private cloud offerings. Not only is choice central to the hardware implementations, it is also a key component to selecting the desired Microsoft licensing model. You can obtain operating system licenses pre-loaded from the OEM or purchase licenses through a fulfillment program like Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI). The end result is that from software to hardware, the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program delivers both flexibility and choice for virtualization and private cloud solutions.
Microsoft owns some of the largest and most complex public cloud properties, including well-known names such as Bing, Windows Azure, and Hotmail. With the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program, Microsoft has taken its knowledge and experience from these product offerings and delivered a robust reference design. This Fast Track private cloud architecture combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance, and validated configurations with partner technologies to deliver proven out-of-box solutions that your business can implement with confidence.