Foundation for the Future
For a growing number of enterprises, the journey to cloud computing begins with a private cloud implementation built on Microsoft Windows Server and System Centre technologies. A private cloud transforms the way your business delivers and consumes IT services. By creating a layer of abstraction over pooled resources, a private cloud enables true service capability as well as optimally managed application services.
A Microsoft private cloud solution offers new levels of agility, focus and cost-savings. Whether you build a private cloud in an on premise datacentre or opt for a hosted offering, you will soon realise transformative benefits
What is a Private Cloud?
A private cloud is a new model for IT delivery. It transforms datacentre resources to enable the key benefits of cloud computing.
In a private cloud, your key hardware resources – computer, storage and networking – are pooled and abstracted into units that enable you to dynamically provision and scale applications and resources.
Deliver applications and resources as services. Your customers can request, configure and manage IT services through an interactive portal that allows for automated provisioning.
Resources can quickly be expanded or contracted through automation or workflow, so IT services can be scaled up or down almost instantly to meet business requirements.
With resources as services, usage can be metered so that you and your customers pay for only the resources actually consumed.
Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is a virtualisation platform that has helped organisations of all sizes realise considerable cost savings and operational efficiencies. With industry leading size and scale, Hyper-V is the platform of choice for you to run your mission critical workloads.
The Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualisation capabilities and supporting components such as failover clustering, but does not contain the robust set of features and roles as the Windows Server operating system. As a result Hyper-V Server produces a small footprint requiring minimal overhead. Organisations consolidating servers where no new Windows Server licences are required or where the servers being consolidated are running an alternative OS may want to consider Hyper-V Server.
By deploying VDI with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, users will have seamless access to a rich, full fidelity Windows environment running in the data centre from any device. Hyper-V Server also gives IT professionals a cost effective VDI solution with simplified administration, flexible storage options and dynamic allocation of resources.