Microsoft operates some of the world’s biggest public clouds, including Xbox Live, Bing, Outlook.com and Windows Azure – supporting over 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses.

Everything we learn from delivering public cloud services on this scale goes back into improving our products. The result is improved security, reduced downtime, and greater availability, with low-cost storage and software-defined networking.

Our expertise designing, building, and operating large-scale public clouds gives us critical insight to anticipate and navigate the challenges facing your business as you move to the cloud. This vital expertise is a key advantage to help you meet the unique needs of your enterprise.

Microsoft offers a single, consistent operating platform for infrastructure, apps and data that can span your on-premises environment, Windows Azure, and your service provider.

Microsoft offers integrated management tools that help you identify problems and monitor application performance. Windows Server 2012 and System Centre 2012 deliver a comprehensive set of tools to provision and centrally manage infrastructure and applications across clouds.

Microsoft’s consistent platform gives you the flexibility to grow and adapt your IT infrastructure as needed, using the full power of the cloud. With Microsoft’s consistent platform, you can extend your reach and choose when and where your apps and data live – in your on-premises datacenter, at a service provider, or on the Windows Azure public cloud.

If you want to read more about our technologies and capabilities, read more about our future-proof cloud platform, about our cloud-scale datacentre experience or find out how our expertise can transform your datacentre - find out more on our website http://msft.it/msftversus

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