Your business depends on a highly reliable, scalable, and manageable datacenter. We can relate. At Microsoft we run large-scale cloud services like Bing, Windows Live, and Windows Azure in our datacenters around the world on hundreds of thousands of servers. As such, we take the core learnings from running these datacenters as the foundation for the software that we deliver to you to run in your own datacenters.

Datacenter optimization is a journey.


For many organizations, a highly virtualized datacenter is just the beginning for realizing large scale benefits such as improved utilization, reduced floor space, and reduced power costs. With virtualization as the starting point, you can add on to that foundation with highly agile and flexible datacenter services through both private and public cloud solutions.
Microsoft provides you with the most comprehensive set of technologies to evolve your datacenter over time. Whether you want to virtualize, build a private cloud, scale your services through a public cloud, or have a mix of all three, Microsoft datacenter solutions can help you better manage your datacenter today and accelerate your journey towards cloud computing.

Datacenter Virtualization & Management

Virtualize Enterprise Applications
In implementing virtualization and private clouds technologies, the first workloads you may have moved to those environments include web-based applications, file and print services, email, and collaboration solutions, as other customers do. You may have also wondered about the performance, scalability or reliability of your virtualized environment as you considered moving mission critical workloads, your tier-1 and tier-2 applications, to that environment.
With Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center, you have the ability to move your most demanding applications and workloads to a virtualized environment, taking advantage of benefits like increased efficiency and flexibility, and reduced hardware and operating costs, without sacrificing high levels of performance and scalability.
A variety of enterprise workloads have been tested in virtualized environments by commissioned third parties and the results found here demonstrate Hyper-V's ability to support these workloads while maintaining high levels of performance and scalability.

Take advantage of new applications and services on-premises and in public cloud environments to deliver a whole new level of business value.

Manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.


Microsoft ForeFront

Helps secure your environment and manage access across data, users, and systems.


Windows Azure

Build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters with no up-front expenses, no long term commitment, and only pay for the resources you use.

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