Information and announcements from Program Managers, Product Managers, Developers and Testers in the Microsoft Virtualization team.
I am pleased that it is being acknowledged by VMware (evidenced by their keynote announcements yesterday on the vCenter additions) that for a strong virtualization platform a complete end-to-end solution is required. We agree completely!! We at Microsoft provide solutions for configuration/change management, operational/health monitoring, virtual machine management and data protection and have been doing so for a while now. Just to get some perspective I dug up the release dates for our management software (I have trimmed the list a bit for readabilityJ). From the table below its clear that our management lifecycle experience goes back many many years. It is great to see VMware finally acknowledge this and is attempting to now build a solution that spans some aspects of this end-to-end management. We welcome this.
Operations Manager 2000 Enterprise Edition
Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
System Center Operations Manager 2007
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
System Center Data Protection Manager
System Center Data Protection Manager 2006
System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition
Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 3
Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition
Systems Management Server 2003
Systems Management Server 2003 R2
Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
Over the past two days I have had the opportunity to interact with large number of customers and partners (so much so that I could barely make it to one of my sessions yesterday). Universally, I have heard that customers are looking to have a solution that provides them end-to-end visibility/monitoring and control over their infrastructure spanning all layers from the hardware, virtualization, OS and applications. The depth and breadth of our experience and products provided by us and our partners provides customers with the tools that they need for a responsive and effective IT infrastructure.
Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Virtualization
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