Citizens and government employees want to access more
applications and data than ever before, and they want to do
so while using a variety of devices. The growth of cloud
computing—including big data, analytics, and the
availability of new apps and devices—increases pressure for
cities to be more efficient and deliver new services and
By taking advantage of Microsoft cloud services, cities
can reduce the cost and complexity of running data centers,
gain better insight into multiple types of data, and create
new city applications or transform existing ones. Equally
important, governments can support employees and citizens in
virtually any location.
Taking a step into the cloud can help city leaders,
employees, and citizens gain better agility, economic
health, and improved usability. Because of its power to
fundamentally change how cities operate and compete, the
cloud is a game changer for the modern city.
Use the Windows Azure platform to gain the benefits of
scale, speed, and agility while protecting existing
investments. With infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and
platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings from Microsoft,
- Rapidly build and deploy new services and applications.
- Gain more flexibility while controlling costs.
- Support real-time analytics across all types of data.
Integrate private cloud infrastructure with Windows Azure
to easily and affordably scale out your existing
capabilities. Microsoft and its partners are delivering and
modernizing city applications within government
administration, public safety and justice, health and social
services, education, energy, and water, as well as building,
infrastructure, planning, tourism and culture, and