System Center 2012 Ships for Your Private Cloud

Microsoft System Center 2012 is now available for evaluation and purchase, to create private clouds. The announcement was made by Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson at Microsoft Management Summit this week. He discussed how IT professionals can evolve their roles with cloud computing to help their businesses be more competitive. More information about System Center…


Release Candidate for System Center 2012 Key Building Block in Your Private Cloud Strategy

System Center 2012 Release Candidate (RC) joins Hyper-V and Windows Server as key building blocks for Microsoft’s private cloud strategy. ISVs are building out their cloud strategy by selling software for deployment to on premises or cloud customer sites, selling subscriptions through their own hosted solution, or by using Platform as a Service offering of…


Try Private Cloud Tools with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC

The Virtual Machine Manager team has released the release candidate for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM). VMM helps enable centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms. It includes end-to-end capabilities such as planning, deploying, managing, and optimizing the virtual infrastructure. ISVs…


Learn to Build Your Private Cloud at TechNet Sessions in Western US

Cloud Power!  What are the options?  Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud?  Which one is right for your business? Join us as we discuss the basics of cloud infrastructures and the details of how to build your own private cloud.  In 4 hours we will build a private cloud with you! We will talk about…


Roadmap to Transition to the Cloud, Windows Server 8, System Center Beta Announced

Acknowledging the continued need for on-premises deployments, Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, outlined how partners can use Microsoft’s private cloud solution and announced roadmaps for products to bridge private to public cloud. The private cloud solution is built on Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center to help…


Roadmap – Updates Announced for Data Center at Tech•Ed

Announcements this week at Tech•Ed included new products for System Center, Forefront, and new support for Linux-based CentOS in Hyper-V. The announcements include: System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis) provides an IT process automation platform that orchestrates workflows across systems and tasks. This enables customers to lower their costs while improving datacenter service reliability and predictability….


TechNet Events Presents: Managing Assets in the Cloud

The continued rapid evolution of computing requires IT Pros to stay nimble and adjust their skills to meet the needs of their changing networks. Virtualized computing environments and the growth of “cloud” computing mean that the physical servers and workstations we have had on premise for years are quickly being virtualized or being placed in…


New System Center 2012 Helps Deploy, Manage Customer’s Public, Private Cloud

The new System Center 2012, announced at Microsoft Management Summit, will enable your IT managers and your customers’ IT Managers build private clouds with the infrastructure they know and own today — including other vendors’ platforms and virtualization technologies. ISVs are using Microsoft virtualization to deploy server applications like Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint…


Monitor Windows Azure Applications with New Management Pack

CIOs of companies moving to Windows Azure Platform want to insure that the application is responding as expected. Release Candidate (RC) of the Monitoring Management Pack (MP) for Windows Azure (version 6.1.7686.0) can be immediately deployed by customers running System Center Operations Manager 2007 and Operations Manager 2007 R2. This management pack enables Operations Manager…


Microsoft Announced Turnkey Windows Azure Appliance

At Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft today introduced a Windows Azure platform appliance, the first turnkey cloud services platform for deployment in customer and service provider datacenters. Dell Inc., eBay Inc., Fujitsu Ltd. and HP are early adopters of a limited production release of the appliance. Bob Muglia, president of the Server and Tools Business at…