imageHere’s something I thought you might find interesting. This is from http://community.brocade.com/community/brocadeblogs/data_center/blog/2012/04/25/simplicity-is-key-to-private-cloud-from-microsoft, written by Sue Hartford, Microsoft Global Alliance Manager at Brocade:

Simplicity was a key message in Brad Anderson’s keynote at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this month. And he’s right on target. Because let’s face it … if the cost and complexity of deploying private cloud are too high, they erase many of the cost benefits of cloud computing.

System Center 2012 delivers on that goal with many improvements to simplify IT’s efforts in building a private cloud, from its simplified licensing (now only two SKU’s which both feature all System Center modules) to simplified deployment of all the technology required to build a private cloud. One example of this is the new System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) load balancer provider that allows IT admins to more easily deploy and provision network and load balancing services from within VMM.

Brocade presents the new ADX load balancer provider to provide integration between the ServerIron ADX series of application delivery switches and VMM. With this integrated solution, IT admins can use VMM to provision both application and network resources from within the VMM console. For example, IT can efficiently manage application resources, automatically provision service requests, and offer the highest application performance and service levels for users in a cost-efficient manner. The result is an agile, elastic application delivery solution for cloud-optimized environments.

Read more about it in the article by Jason Bovberg in Windows IT Pro: http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/system-center/mms-2012-brocades-adx-load-balancer-provider-offers-toptier-performance-142877 or visit www.brocade.com/systemcenter.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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