Microsoft Private Cloud

PRIVATE CLOUD IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLOUD SERVICES on resources dedicated to your organization, whether they exist on-premises or off-premises. With a private cloud, you get many of the benefits of public cloud computing—including self-service, scalability, and elasticity—with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.

Two models for cloud services can be delivered in a private cloud: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). With IaaS, you can use infrastructure resources (compute, network, and storage) as a service, while PaaS provides a complete application platform as a service.

Microsoft® offers solutions that deliver IaaS and PaaS for both private and public cloud deployments. This datasheet focuses on Microsoft solutions for IaaS and provides an overview of Microsoft Hyper-V™ Cloud, a set of programs and initiatives to help customers and partners accelerate deployment of IaaS.

The Microsoft private cloud is optimized for service delivery and provides both the flexibility and control to harness the full power of the cloud on your terms.

Familiar and consistent platform

Microsoft provides a familiar and consistent platform across physical, virtual, private, and public cloud environments, so you can use the investments and skill sets you already have, while taking advantage of the new value the cloud offers.

Do less work get more results

With the Microsoft private cloud, you can manage across heterogeneous physical and virtual environments, standardize and automate datacenter processes, and provide deep insight into key business applications— so that you can manage your applications and services end-to-end in an operationally efficient manner.

Built for the future. Ready now

Powerful identity, application framework, development, and management tools span across private and public cloud environments, giving you the flexibility and control to build, run, migrate, or extend applications to the Windows Azure™ public cloud for almost unlimited scale whenever you need it.