Microsoft announced the Cloud Platform System (CPS) at their cloud event yesterday, but provided little details — that changes today.
CPS is a partnership with Dell to provide an ‘Azure-consistent cloud in a box.’; it provides Microsoft’s software stack consisting of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure Pack. This collection will be running on Dell’s PowerEdge servers, Dell Storage, and Dell Networking hardware.
One of the biggest incentives of buying an integrated system such as CPS is speed, and CPS lives up to this promise. Once the CPS is delivered, you can go live in days. You can focus on your services and customers, and don’t have to worry about technical problems because Microsoft already did that for you. Each component of the systems is evaluated individually and each environment has gone through integration testing. Further, a simulated cloud environment has tested the hardware, firmware, drivers, and software.
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