Today, Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM08 R2), with general availability through volume licensing starting on Oct. 1.

 

One key additional feature of SCVMM08 R2 is the ability to manage VMs running on VMware vSphere 4.0. Overall, early adopter customers like Lionbridge Technologies, Continental Airlines, Indiana University Auxiliary IT, MaximumASP and Sporton have been really pleased with their experience running SCVMM 2008 R2 and find it especially complimentary when deployed alongside Windows Hyper-V 2.0.

 

For more information about today’s news, please check out RakeshM’s VM Management blog .