With the revamped System Center 2012 suite of management tools, Microsoft has launched a powerful new weapon in the battle to control the virtualized data center and the cloud, both private and public.
Although it's a totally gruesome/forklift installation (yet better than before), for the first time in recent memory, all of the modules that comprise System Center are in nominal revision sync, and have increased their coverage to include the competition.
Private cloud is well covered in System Center 2012, although the focus is poised more towards Windows Azure, Microsoft's public cloud platform. Virtualization is also heavily covered, and although the emphasis is on Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor, there is also support for many heavily used, but not all, features of Citrix XenServer and VMware ESXi/vSphere.
This story, "Microsoft System Center targets cloud, virtualization" was originally published by Network World.
Leaving college and entering the job market? Learn from those who've gone before.
Here are 8 of the best desktop environments, ranked in inverse order -- saving the best (according to...
If you enjoy a sharply-worded insult, read on. This slideshow’s for you.
Cisco’s co-presidents plan to resign on the eve of the company’s new CEO taking the reins.
In today's open source roundup: Download Peppermint OS Six. Plus: Cinnamon 2.6 has been released. And...
The news leak site is asking for donations so it can offer the six-figure reward for the confidential...
More and more, developers are choosing and implementing tools and services they’re familiar with and...