We are excited to announce today that the release candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 is available at the Microsoft Download Center as a product download or a pre-configured VHD. VMM is a key component of System Center 2012, which provides a common management toolset for private and public cloud applications and services. Today Microsoft confirmed System Center 2012 will be generally available to customers in the first half of the calendar year 2012.

VMM delivers industry leading fabric, virtual machine and services management in private cloud environments to help customers:

  • Deliver flexible and cost-effective infrastructure as a service
  • Provision and manage standardized application services
  • Optimize virtualization management

Building on the last update released in March 2011, VMM 2012 is now fully featured allowing an organization to use capabilities such as cluster management, heterogeneous hypervisor support, and service template creation.

We encourage customers to try out this new release of VMM as they prepare for the next version System Center 2012.

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