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Cloud Optimized Data Centers

Cloud Optimized Data Center

Gain more value from your server infrastructure and align services to changing organizational and citizen/patient needs.

Microsoft Cloud Optimized Data Center offerings help you establish a scalable, reliable, and available infrastructure services platform. As a result, you can improve service delivery efficiencies, streamline end-to-end system management, and integrate security-enhanced solutions that provide extended protection features.

Improve and efficiently scale service delivery

Get the flexibility and choice you need to facilitate a data center services strategy aligned with your organization’s needs. With a scalable, reliable, and available platform that can be used on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid of both, you can make service delivery automated, predictable, measurable, and elastic.

Streamline end-to-end system management

A common set of tools helps you efficiently deploy, manage, and run across physical and virtual environments—whether on-premises or in the cloud—and consolidate your various ICT infrastructure services to lower costs.

Integrate and extend enhanced security features

Provide users with access to information from virtually anywhere* through a range of devices, while helping to safeguard sensitive data. An integrated line of protection, access, and identity-management technologies can help you meet your organization’s security and compliance needs.

Accelerate planning and delivery of health solutions

These offerings are enabled by the Microsoft Connected Health Platform (CHP), which is the implementation of the Connected Health Framework (CHF) Architecture and Design Blueprint on the Microsoft platform. The CHF provides a collection of vendor-agnostic best practices and guidelines to help build service- and standards-based, interoperable e-health solutions that are efficient, security-enhanced, flexible, and scalable and that support the full continuum of care to meet the needs of patients, health professionals, and organizations.

Based on the extensible and agile principles of the CHF, Microsoft CHP provides offerings for optimizing health information and communication technology, including prescriptive architecture, design, and deployment guidance; tools; and solution accelerators. Microsoft CHP is primarily built on a foundation of application platform technologies and services, as well as generic Microsoft infrastructure optimization models and tools, tailored for the health environment, enabling the delivery and management of solutions on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid of both.

Windows Server and Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008 R2 can help you increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure. New virtualization tools, web resources, scalability enhancements, and Windows 7 interoperability help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. With Hyper-V, it's easy to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008 R2. Optimize your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate, virtual machines running on a single physical machine, efficiently run multiple operating systems in parallel on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.