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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group embraces Microsoft’s cloud computing and virtualization technologies from Desktop to Datacenter

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group at HITEC 2010 conference in Orlando, Fla, announced that it has standardized its IT architecture exclusively on the Microsoft platform for competitive advantage and to deliver a highly responsive “connected journey” experience for its guests.

“Mandarin Oriental is virtualizing its hotel systems as a key step toward Windows Azure and the public cloud, with plans to implement its first fully virtualized hotel later this year. It has completed the server virtualization stage using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V technology and has already realized significant savings, increased systems availability and a reduction of carbon emissions. Further, Mandarin Oriental is working with PAR Springer-Miller Systems to deploy its next generation hospitality platform on Windows Azure,” noted Microsoft.