Today we announced the final release of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps deliver on Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision to provide customers with one consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data – spanning customer datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters, and the Microsoft public cloud. Together with Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 helps customers take advantage of the latest technical advances in storage, networking, virtualization, and management to help transform their datacenter into a resilient platform for long-term growth while enabling future growth into the cloud.

See the Server and Cloud blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/01/15/transform-your-datacenter-with-system-center-2012-sp1.aspx.

See the press release at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/jan13/01-15OSMomentPR.aspx.

See Microsoft VP Michael Park’s blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/01/15/what-is-the-cloud-os.aspx.

And of course, see the download page at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh505660.aspx.