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Reliability

Cloud computing reduces business costs by delivering the software, platform, and IT infrastructure services via the Internet. Delivering these integrated services at cloud-scale requires a radically different approach to designing, building, deploying, and operating data centers. When software applications are built as distributed systems, every aspect of the physical environment - from the server design to the building itself - creates an opportunity to drive systems integration for greater reliability, scalability, efficiency, and sustainability.