Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) is a global real estate services group whose rapid growth was being slowed by an expensive and unresponsive datacenter infrastructure. To avoid owning and managing so much over-provisioned hardware, C&W is consolidating its servers into a highly efficient private cloud environment based on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System center 2012 R2. C&W worked with Microsoft partner software Logic to design a hybrid cloud solution that includes both on-premises private cloud and off-premises public cloud resources through Windows Azure. With this strategy, C&W has reduced IT costs by 75 percent and dramatically increased business agility. The IT team can deploy servers in minutes versus weeks, which helps the business grow.