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What is Cloud Computing?

How the Cloud can benefit your customers

Microsoft’s experience in the Cloud

How Microsoft is investing in the Cloud

what is cloud computing
What is Cloud Computing?

Providing IT resources, as a service, in a dynamic and scalable manner over a network

Five essential characteristics*:

  • Broad network access

*National Institute Of Standards and Technology v15

Resource pooling

Measured service

Rapid elasticity

On-demand self-service

what does the cloud mean to a customer
What Does the Cloud Mean to a Customer?

“software as a service”

“infrastructure as a service”

For Customers:

A collection of tools that provide a flexible choice of products that can be customized to meet their needs

“platform as a service”

“data as a service”

why customers are embracing the cloud
Why Customers Are Embracing the Cloud

Always up-to-date capabilities at a predictable cost

Key Benefits

Up and running quickly

Latest software

No more server upgrades


Predictable cost

Optimized productivity


is the cloud real
Is the Cloud Real?

“By 2012, 40% of enterprises will adopt a blend of cloud and premises-based approaches to meet their UC needs”

Gartner, December,2009

“The bottom line: Early adopters are finding serious benefits, meaning that cloud computing is real and warrants your scrutiny as a new set of platforms for business applications.”

Forrester, August 2009

how many clouds are there
How Many Clouds Are There?



Secure CloudFederation




microsoft cloud services
Microsoft Cloud Services
  • On-Premises
  • Cloud Services
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Business Apps
  • Storage

AD/Live ID

  • Identity

Active Directory

  • Platform
office web apps
Office Web Apps
  • Take Your Content on a “Round Trip”

Office Mobile

Office Web Apps

Office 2010 suites

bpos overview
BPOS Overview
  • Microsoft Online Services:
  • Is a suite of professional software delivered as a subscription service and ideal for SMBs
  • Is hosted and managed by Microsoft in Microsoft DCs (data centers)
  • Runs on PCs, Smartphones, and Web browsers
  • What’s in BPOS?
  • E-Mail: A hosted enterprise messaging solution providing “from-anywhere” access with Microsoft Office Outlook functionality
  • Collaboration: Manage content and workflow, secure document sharing, and discover organizational resources
  • Unified Communications: Enable real-time, person-to-person communication across an organization via text, audio, and video
  • Web Conferencing: Real-time meetings and rich media presentations, training sessions, and events
integrated capabilities
Integrated Capabilities

Communicate and collaborate seamlessly across applications and devices


Web Conferencing


Document Sharing

Work Flow

Offline Access



Instant Messaging

microsoft cloud services platform
Microsoft Cloud Services Platform

Azure™ Services Platform

enabling our software services strategy
Enabling Our Software + Services Strategy





Tools and Cross-Platform Support



the microsoft difference15
The Microsoft Difference

Microsoft invests in broad innovations

to drive technology & business further.


  • On-premises, off-premises, or both based on business need. Consistent, connected experiences across devices.

Powerof choice

Enterprise-class services with no compromises to availability, reliability, security, or privacy.

Enterprise class services

Thousands of companies around the world provide software, services, and support.


cloud benefits to customers
Cloud Benefits to Customers
  • Cash Flow
  • Security
  • It Just Works
  • Agility