A few years ago, a VMware software stack was the de facto standard for most IT organizations when it came to building private clouds. Today, however, cloud architects are reconsidering their options and many are moving to Microsoft with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.
- Virtualization improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
- Enhancements to the Microsoft cloud stack with System Center 2012 R2
- A growing desire for hybrid cloud solutions with Microsoft Azure
At NetApp, we are working with an increasing number of customers who want to deploy private clouds based on Microsoft stacks. The following examples show how three companies took different approaches to integrating Microsoft cloud technology with NetApp® unified storage.