August 1, 2013 News Thursday: IaaS Innovations in the R2 Wave

by STB Blogger




What’s New in R2 Blog Series: IaaS Innovations
As part of the ongoing series on “What’s New in R2,” Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson’s twopart blog discusses how Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 provide a rich IaaS solution. We’re seeing a significant move to the service provider model where organizations are providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service for their internal business units. With this, Service Providers were an investment focus for these releases and the innovation driven enables them to deliver VMs at 50% of the cost of competitors. To deliver this value, Microsoft focused on the following aspects:

  • Continuing to drive innovation into the infrastructure itself to ensure network, compute, and storage are not only low-cost, but also easy to operate through rich integration with System Center.
  • Providing a delightful experience for the Service Provider and tenant administrators using IaaS.

The two work hand-in-hand: The right infrastructure enables key customer-facing scenarios, and the focus on the experience ensures that customers can get the most out of their infrastructure investments.

For more information, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud Blog. Customers are also encouraged to download the R2 preview software and start evaluation today!