On the Server and Cloud Platform blog today there was this post:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/09/08/virtual-machine-manager-2012-release-candidate-available-today.aspx

Here is the text by Kenon Owens:

 

I am very excited to announce the Release Candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (VMM) and the corresponding Evaluation VHD. This is a great step forward in enabling our customers to create private cloud solutions, and will allow you to begin creating your private cloud environments. Virtual Machine Manager delivers industry leading fabric, virtual machine and services management in private cloud environments. We have made many improvements since the beta of VMM 2012, and our product team has summed up the improvements on the VMM Team Blog.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 allows organizations to:

  • Deliver Flexible and Cost-Effective Infrastructure
    • Pool and allocate datacenter resources
    • Multi-hypervisor management
    • Flexible delegation with control
    • Self-service infrastructure
  • Provision and Manage Standardized Application Services
    • Provision standardized applications
    • Simplify application management
    • Cloud enable existing apps
  • Optimize Virtualization Management
    • Optimize infrastructure based on application needs
    • Highly available private cloud infrastructure
    • Industry standards support

Go ahead and download this release, give it a try, and let us know what you think.

Kenon Owens - Technical Product Manager, Management and Security