Data Centres

Cloud Test Lab with Microsoft and HP

Key benefits of Cloud Test Lab

  • Ready-to-use proof-of-concept environment shortens time to market for testing and on-boarding cloud applications
  • Free-of-charge test period reduces startup costs
  • Easy access to industry-leading software, connectivity and colocation capabilities lets you focus on your development and onboarding priorities
  • Highly connected data centre location gives you more realistic test results than using local hardware
  • Close proximity enables optional instant deployment of your new services from the Interxion Cloud Hub

 

The Microsoft Cloud Test Lab provides a ready-to-use proof-of-concept and on-boarding environment that helps you shorten the time to market for new cloud services and migrations. With free-of-charge access to Microsoft's Cloud OS in a secure, highly connected Interxion data centre, you'll benefit from more realistic test results compared with using local hardware. You can also instantly deploy your new services from Interxion's Cloud Hub.

Faster on-boarding with Cloud Test Labhe time to market for new cloud services and migrations. With free-of-charge access to Microsoft's Cloud OS in a secure, highly connected Interxion data centre, you'll benefit from more realistic test results compared with using local hardware. You can also instantly deploy your new services from Interxion's Cloud Hub.

Developing and testing cloud-based applications to meet customer demand can be costly and time consuming. Although you may have the resources to set up a test cloud environment on local hardware, it's unlikely to be realistic enough to give reliable results.

The Microsoft Cloud Test Lab, hosted at Interxion's secure, highly connected Amsterdam data centre, is a proof-of-concept environment for demonstrating and testing on-boarding scenarios to Microsoft's Cloud OS.

You can use the Cloud Test Lab free of charge for a specified period to help accelerate development and carry out realistic testing of cloud services and virtualised environments. The Cloud Test Lab lets you focus on running the tests on the scenarios you want to see working, with no worries about troubleshooting installation or configuration problems.

And once the testing phase has demonstrated the feasibility of your solution, you can deploy Microsoft Cloud OS instantly for your own services via the Interxion Cloud Hub.

Cloud Test Lab reference architecture
The Cloud Test Lab is built on a pre-configured reference architecture consisting of Hewlett-Packard servers and storage.

Microsoft's Cloud OS makes building and managing your cloud effortless. It integrates Windows Azure, Windows Server, System Center and other MS technology solutions to provide a consistent platform for infrastructure, apps and data that can span the enterprise data centre, service provider data centres and the Microsoft public cloud, enabling the creation of hybrid clouds.