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Apr 3, 2012

Brief Look: The Innovation Behind Our Cloud Infrastructure

[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Innovation Behind Our Cloud Infrastructure"][/caption] For true-blooded IT pros, the cloud is an understood commodity, even if the term itself is thrown around a bit recklessly by marketing folks. In its simplest terms, the cloud can be summed up as the following: a scalable, high-availability computing infrastructure that’s more cost effective—and more flexible—when compared to traditional computing models. The cloud is quickly becoming the preferred choice to host business applications, ecommerce websites, and web apps. But not all clouds are created equal. When looking at cloud-hosting providers, there’s a lot to consider beyond price, especially when business-critical applications are involved. For many of our customers, we have one of the best entry costs for cloud servers in the market (which is true), but we’re by no means a “low-cost alternative.” We’ve got some serious engineering under the hood, and our customers and partners have taken notice. For a deeper dive into our infrastructure, and what went into it, check out the following case studies produced by Microsoft: Microsoft’s Case Study about our the remarkable uptime our cloud infrastructure was able to achieve despite hosting thousands of hard-hitting SQL databases: Microsoft’s Case Study overview of our cloud infrastructure: Want to continue the discussion with a cloud expert? Give us a call at 1.866.820.8910.