Turn 10 Studios is a subdivision of Microsoft Studios, established in 2001 as a first-party racing game developer. Turn 10 Studios began working on the original Forza Motorsport® racing game to fill the void of simulation racing games on the Xbox® console.
With an emphasis on driving mechanics, and the newest features of Xbox LIVE®, the original Forza Motorsport was released in May of 2005 to much critical acclaim and community support. Today, Turn 10 has recently released their fifth version of the popular
Forza Motorsport racing game for Xbox One.
Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) is a global real estate services group whose rapid growth was being slowed by an expensive and unresponsive datacenter infrastructure. To avoid owning and managing so much overprovisioned hardware, C&W is consolidating its servers
into a highly efficient private cloud environment based on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. C&W worked with Microsoft partner Software Logic to design a hybrid cloud solution that includes both on-premises private cloud and off-premises
public cloud resources through Windows Azure. With this strategy, C&W has reduced IT costs by 75 percent and dramatically increased business agility. The IT team can deploy servers in minutes versus weeks, which helps the business grow. Business continuity
is also stronger because of the Hyper-V Replica feature in Windows Server 2012.
Lufthansa Systems provides consulting and IT services and has a leading position in the global aviation industry, catering to more than 300 airlines and 150 customers from other industries. The company is upgrading its data center servers to the Windows
Server 2012 R2 operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 to add multitenancy and self-service resource provisioning to its private cloud environment. It is also using Windows Azure to augment its on-premises private cloud with public cloud resources
to gain increased capacity and resilience. By taking advantage of the full spectrum of Microsoft cloud software, spanning on-premises and public cloud environments, Lufthansa Systems can deliver global IT services even more consistently, deliver resources
faster, and reduce both capital and operating costs in its global data centers.
SoftCom Inc. wanted to expand its virtual private server business by offering customers on-demand hybrid and private clouds—at the same time minimizing the cost of virtual network administration that these scenarios require. SoftCom turned to the Windows
Server 2012 R2 operating system and Hyper-V Network Virtualization, which comes with a built-in network gateway, and gained a scalable, flexible solution to administer the isolated virtual networks required for providing elastic, flexible hybrid cloud services
for customers. As a result, SoftCom can generate additional revenue through a new offering that differentiates the company from its competitors. With the network virtualization solution built into Windows Server 2012 R2, SoftCom also simplifies network administration
and increases resource utilization at its data centers.
Hostway is a global leader in cloud, managed hosting, and hybrid cloud hosting. It used Hyper-V technology in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system to deeply virtualize three of its data centers but sought a cost-effective network virtualization solution,
simpler private cloud management tools, and disaster recovery capabilities. Hostway upgraded to the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 data center solutions to address all three needs. With these new capabilities, Hostway
envisions being able to expand its cloud business by as much as 80 percent. It is using the Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2012 R2 to cost-effectively build a private cloud management console and will use the Hyper-V Replica feature in Windows Server
2012 R2 to create a low-cost disaster recovery service that will deliver greater business continuity to customers.
Convergent Computing (CCO) helps enterprise companies operate their IT infrastructures more efficiently and strategically. It recommends the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 data center solutions to customers who
want to implement a flexible hybrid cloud environment, save money, and give employees the freedom to use personal devices for work. CCO customers use Microsoft cloud software to build private cloud environments in their own data centers, then move workloads
between on-premises servers and Windows Azure. This gives them unprecedented flexibility and agility and up to 50 percent lower costs. By using data security and device management improvements in Microsoft cloud software, CCO customers can empower their employees
to use personal devices at work without concern for data security.