Microsoft Says Solutions Support Hybrid Cloud

Posted on March 14, 2014

Microsoft Canada is making sure IT departments know it has their backs when it comes to cloud computing.
At a customer event for Toronto-area IT managers and architects on Thursday, company officials insisted its latest products — Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Visual Studio 2013 — will help organizations meet the demands of both public and private clouds.
“We have one consistent platform, irrespective of where it is — whether its within your own infrastructure, with a service provider, or in a pubic cloud,” Gladstone Grant, head of enterprise specialist sales, Microsoft Canada, told the group.
“Our vision is hybrid by design,” he added, “because we know you don’t want to have everything in a public cloud.”
Using System Center organizations can manage standard, public and private cloud infrastructures, he said. And Active Directory means there’s a single identity across any infrastructure.
European telecom Telefonica S.A. is using a Microsoft private cloud solution to virtualize thousands of servers, he said.