Things are changing very rapidly in the way that ICT services can be delivered and used in schools. You may have functions in your school that span across traditional, private and public cloud computing environments - Microsoft provides common management (with System Center), identity (with Active Directory), virtualisation (Hyper-V) and development tools (Visual Studio, .NET) that work across private and public cloud environments.
Using System Center App Controller 2012, you are empowered with a “single pane of glass” to manage and run applications across private and public cloud environments, offering full visibility and control to deploy, manage, and consume applications.
There are a large range of cloud-based services and traditional software available, from productivity to business apps to platform:
We are the only provider offering a commercial SaaS offering (Office 365), a public cloud computing platform (Windows Azure Platform) and a private cloud solution that works with both of them. Office 365 features the applications customers are familiar with like Exchange email and SharePoint collaboration, delivered through Microsoft‘s cloud. Windows Azure is our cloud computing platform, which enables customers to build their own applications and IT operations in a secure, scalable way in the cloud. These cloud services require no large up-front expense, no long term commitment, and enable you to pay only for the resources you use. You can choose to build your own private cloud, use a public cloud service or a combination of the two.
For more about private cloud you can view and download our Microsoft Private Cloud Whitepaper below: