It’s sometimes easier to think about cloud computing in all or nothing terms – move everything into the cloud or leave everything as-is, on-premises. But, as most know, the emerging reality is more of a hybrid approach, combining both cloud and on-premises resources. Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 are embracing the hybrid model with services including Windows Azure Online Backup. It’s a great example of how Windows Server, System Center and Windows Azure work together in what we call the “Cloud OS”.
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