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The Virtual Datacenter is now available

Cloud computing fulfills an ICT industry promise that goes back decades – to provide services such as software, infrastructure, and development environments at the press of a button. The advantages are obvious. Standardized infrastructures can be economically purchased from the service provider – as required and within a few minutes. Customers no longer have to invest in their own data centers and own IT systems.

How Virtual Datacenters work
The Virtual Datacenter is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that includes all required resources such as CPU power, memory, network and firewall functions, and even databases via a self-service portal. On top of the low monthly base fee, the customer only pays for resources that are actually used – on a per-day basis.

Suitable Virtual Datacenter applications
Thanks to the comprehensive functionality, complex IT infrastructures can be quickly and easily mapped in the Virtual Datacenter. New systems, including operating systems, are usually up and running within 15 minutes. Since the service offers high flexibility and scalability, companies often initially use it for dynamic applications or temporary projects such as e-commerce applications, mobile apps, multimedia contents, model calculations and simulations, big data projects, and development environments. When companies become familiar with the advantages of the Virtual Datacenter, they usually gradually move other IT components to the Virtual Datacenter.
Advantage: stored in Switzerland
The new Green Virtual Datacenter service mainly addresses companies that want to use a public cloud, but do not want their data to be stored outside Switzerland. The Green cloud platform is operated in Green data centers that are certified in accordance with the ISO 27001 information security standard. The main location is the newest data center in Lupfig built in accordance with the Tier IV standard. Green replicates at its second site, the data center in Zurich city located 23 km away. The platform is built with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) systems whose low complexity makes them extremely stable and reliable.

Ready for the future with Microsoft Azure
The Virtual Datacenter is based on Microsoft Azure technology with Azure Pack. An advantage for all companies that want to work with the familiar Microsoft tools and are looking for perfect fusion with their private cloud. And in addition to Windows, of course many Linux templates and companies’ own self-licensed operating systems can also be used. The announced Microsoft Azure Stack is scheduled to be delivered in September 2017. This will further simplify deployments in hybrid environments, i.e., between private and public clouds – another advantage in favor of Azure.

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