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Discover the possibilities of Microsoft Cloud OS

You know the pitch: “Do everything you do 100x faster/better/cheaper in the cloud.” The cloud offers 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.


But not all cloud vendors are alike. You can consider three basic types of vendors for your cloud business.

Public cloud
Public 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.

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On-premises
On-premises

There are legacy vendors who have dug their heels so deep into on-premises solutions and 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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Hybrid cloud

          Hybrid cloud

The ideal model combines the flexibility to move to the cloud at your own pace while maintaining your on-premises infrastructure. Microsoft has both public cloud experience and a deep understanding of legacy infrastructure 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 Windows Azure. 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.


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. No other vendor understands Microsoft products and supports them better than we do.

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