Ultimate Guide to WS on Azure

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Why move Windows Server to Azure 02 / Why move Windows Server to Azure You probably already have a significant investment in Microsoft technology within your datacenter: Windows Server, as well as Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, or Dynamics. You might use Active Directory for authentication, certificate management, file server, and other pivotal IT functions as well as System Center to simplify configuration and operations management. These are all good reasons to consider Azure, because you can use existing skills, familiar tools, and established procedures to move workloads to Microsoft's cloud. Maybe your datacenter is more heterogeneous with virtualized software workloads hosted on both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. Or maybe Oracle and MySQL are operating alongside Microsoft SQL Server and other applications running on Linux. Even so, you can integrate or migrate these and other compute and database environments to Azure using a consistent set of tools and services. You'll still have one place to go to for support. Plus, you can add "cloud administrator" to your list of proficiencies. To understand how Azure impacts and integrates with current Windows Server implementations, take a look at the Windows Server on Azure section of the Azure website. 7

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