Annoncé lors de WinHEC : Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager:

Formerly code-named “Carmine,” this technology is a centralized, enterprise management solution for the virtualized data center. System Center Virtual Machine Manager is part of the System Center family of products and is due for beta release within the next 90 days. Microsoft anticipates release to manufacturing (RTM) in the second half of 2007.

Managing the Virtualized Data Center

Microsoft has developed System Center Virtual Machine Manager, a centralized, enterprise management solution for the virtualized data center, to meet the growing customer need for improved physical hardware utilization. As an integrated member of the Microsoft System Center family of systems-management solutions, System Center Virtual Machine Manager focuses on the requirements of virtual machines and is designed to enable increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines.

“Customers tell us they’re not looking to bring in specialized tools and skills to handle their virtualized elements of their data center,” Muglia says. “They want to make use of the people who are already trained on Windows. With System Center Virtual Machine Manager, IT administrators can extend the investments and skills they’ve already developed in their physical infrastructure management to manage their new virtual infrastructure.”

Virtualization also offers benefits in terms of business responsiveness. Currently, when a business owner calls in for a new service that requires a new server to be deployed, it typically takes two weeks to three months to bring that new hardware online. Virtual Machine Manager can bring a new virtual server online in just a few minutes.

Vous pouvez trouver ici le lien vers l'annonce de presse : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/may06/05-22Virtualization.mspx