Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry! This month, we’ll be releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd announcements and technical information for IT Pros. Today’s article focuses on enhancements for Private Cloud scenarios with the upcoming System Center 2012 R2 VMM release.
Last week at TechEd 2013 North America, we announced System Center 2012 R2 – the next major release of System Center! And, while each of the System Center components has significant updates planned in this R2 release, I was really impressed with the end-to-end Private Cloud fabric, VM and service management enhancements in Virtual Machine Manager.
In this article, we’ll provide an overview of these enhancements that you will be able to leverage when building your Private Clouds with System Center 2012 R2!
Vijay Tewari, Principal Group Program Manager on the VMM team, delivered an awesome demo-heavy session last week at TechEd 2013 that provided an overview of new and enhanced Private Cloud management capabilities that will be available in the forthcoming release of System Center 2012 R2 VMM. Below, I’ve provided a clickable index to Vijay’s recorded session, so that you can easily concentrate on learning about the areas that are most important to you.
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Be sure to also check out the long list of new features and enhanced capabilities announced for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, since System Center 2012 R2 VMM and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V are tightly integrated with one another.
Which of the new capabilities in System Center 2012 R2 VMM are your favorites? Let us know in the comments section below …
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.