The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack beta.

Download the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta.

System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta is Microsoft’s Infrastructure as a Service solution built on the System Center platform. With the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack, enterprises can realize the benefits of Infrastructure as a Service while simultaneously leveraging their existing investments in the Service Manager, Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager, and Operations Manager platforms.

Corporate datacenters are in transition. The recent shift from physical to virtual environments is now being replaced by an interest in moving to the cloud—specifically both private and public cloud infrastructures. Private cloud management assets are being delivered with System Center 2012 and a key part of this solution is the self-service experience. This experience is now significantly enhanced by the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.

 

In Detail:
   

The benefits offered by System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta for the enterprise include:

  • Deep customization and extension of the cloud services experience; natively supported by the System Center suite of products.
  • Reduced cost, effort, and time to deploy cloud services to organizations that already leverage the System Center platform.

The benefits offered by System Center Cloud Services Process Pack for consumers of IT within the enterprise include:

  • Standardized and well-defined processes for requesting and managing cloud services, including the ability to define Projects, Capacity pools, and Virtual Machines.
  • Natively supported request, approval, and notification to enable businesses to effectively manage their own allocated infrastructure capacity pools.

The System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta offers a self-service experience to facilitate private cloud capacity requests from your business unit IT application owners and end users, including the flexibility to request additional capacity as business demands increase.

Conceptual flow :

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Solution Components:

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Download the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta: Download the beta, and influence the development of this process pack.

Learn more. Visit  TechNet Library page to learn more about this beta.

Tell Microsoft what you think! Test drive the beta release, and send Microsoft your constructive feedback. 

The beta will be available for download on the Download Center through January 2012. Send  your feedback at scsmtalk@microsoft.com.