Da Nang officials were determined to maximize the port city's economic and social growth and did so by investing in its IT infrastructure. Their goal was to integrate the services of more than 20 government agencies under one IT umbrella. The resulting cloud-based solution enables Da Nang citizens to easily access all the government services they need. Da Nang officials deployed a cloud datacenter solution with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 included in the core platform. They chose system center to manage the city's Windows and Linux systems, allowing for robust cross-platform monitoring support. When researching different products, city officials were impressed with how well Windows Server 2012 R2 aligned with the city's goals: this enterprise-class cloud and datacenter platform is scalable and is able to both deploy and expand upon, the government's varied applications and websites.