On Monday, Microsoft announced a number of enterprise cloud solutions that will help enterprise customers manage their servers and information in a more robust way. These new cloud solutions are aimed to help businesses get in the cloud and utilize their data better.
The new Windows Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, SQL Server, and Dynamics solutions are all aimed for business customers. These solutions though are part of the billion dollar enterprise business that Microsoft has carved out in the past years, and continues to grow.
Hybrid Infrastructure With Modern Apps
One of the biggest improvements that enterprise customers will see are the releases of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. Both of these products enable large companies to create large data centers without any need of boundaries. They are able to lower costs, increase speeds of accessing data, and continue to keep businesses online as they seek this information.
The combination of these two services along with the new Windows Azure Pack gives enterprise customers ways to self-service this large data centers without the need to spend large money on outsourced or high level IT personnel. Microsoft also stated that the Visual Studio 2013 and new .Net 4.5.1 will also be available later this month, and these will help companies build new devices and services for their companies.
Cloud Adoption, Insights and Cloud Devices
The rest of the outlined plan for enterprise customers comes in various parts. On November 1st, Microsoft will give Enterprise Agreement customers access to discounted Azure prices, which should help them adopt to Azure quickly. Also, Microsoft has partnered with other companies to build private and fast connections to the Azure cloud, which should help them adopt as well.
The SQL Server 2014 will be rolling out next week from Microsoft as well in their blog post. It will help customers access their databases quicker and help them with the analysis of their data. In addition to that, System Center Configuration Manager will be launched to give users access to their cloud devices. Microsoft will be rolling out their Remote Desktop App on mobile devices, and that will enable users to access data and desktops from anywhere.
Overall, Microsoft is making a huge play for the Enterprise, and these sets of products are what Enterprise customers need to succeed. By getting them on Azure, companies can save money, access their data quicker, and Microsoft will gain from this as well.