Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve shared with you our vision for the software defined datacenter and talked about how our approach to hybrid cloud can help you transform your business into a more flexible enterprise of the future. It is our belief that our Cloud OS vision, built on the foundation of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Azure is industry leading and can bring significant value to your business today. Microsoft provides a unique set of capabilities to help you provision and manage your infrastructure now, whether it is on-premises, in a Microsoft datacenter, or delivered by a hosting service provider. This combination makes it easier for you to leverage the strengths of your on-premises investments AND the flexibility of the cloud.
Microsoft is currently positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, x86 Server Virtualization, Enterprise Application Platform as a Service and Public Cloud Storage Services,* and we believe this validates Microsoft’s strategy to enable the power of choice as we deliver industry-leading infrastructure services, platform services and hybrid solutions. Only Microsoft has achieved recognition as a Leader across all four capability areas.
As you can see, Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision provides you with options and flexibility to grow your infrastructure as your business matures. Therefore, if you need to react quickly to a disruptive competitor, or adjust to new regulations two years down the line, your infrastructure can enable you to adjust vs. being an obstacle to change. Our approach is resonating with our customers as well, and we invite you to check out some of their stories:
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Lydia Leong, May 28, 2014; Gartner, Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, Thomas J. Bittman, July 2, 2014; Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Yefim V. Natis, January 7, 2014; Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services, Gene Ruth, July 9, 2014
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