System Center 2012 is intended for datacenter administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing private cloud architectures and extending existing private cloud solutions.
Service Manager in the System Center 2012 solution helps administrators who create service requests seamlessly and effortlessly. This module works and operates based on the ITIL practice and the MOF (Microsoft Operation Framework) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc506049.aspx.
System Center 2012 also helps datacenter administrators who are responsible for providing provisioning for applications including configuring and deploying those applications—application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests.
Literally you can use System Center 2012 to:
- Configure and optimize business unit clouds.
- Deploy cloud services.
- Monitor private cloud services.
- Configure application performance monitoring.
- Operate and extend service management in the private cloud.
- Automate incident creation, remediation, and change requests.
- Implement problem management in the private cloud.
- Automate Self-Service provisioning.
- Protect the resources in the private cloud by using Data Protection Manager.
- Configure compliance in the private cloud.
- Configure SLAs, dashboards, and widgets.
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – Evaluation›
- System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD)›
- System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Operations Manager – Evaluation (VHD)›
- System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Integration Pack for Exchange Admin›
- System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta - Orchestrator Component Add-ons and Extensions ›
Ken Sim, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation