Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.
With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacentres, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.
System Center 2012 is the only unified management platform where you can manage multiple hypervisors, physical resources, and applications in a single offering, versus multiple fragmented point solutions delivered by competitors.
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Cloud & Datacentre Management
Hybrid Cloud Management
System Center 2012 offers a single toolset with integrated physical, virtual, private cloud, and public cloud management to help you increase operational efficiency and optimise ROI at any point in your cloud computing journey. With System Center 2012, you can construct and manage clouds across multiple datacentre infrastructures and service providers. You can provide delegated authority to empower your application owners with a common self-service experience to manage their application services across private clouds and public clouds - even as IT retains centralised visibility and control to meet enterprise security and compliance requirements.
Deep Application Insights
System Center 2012 follows a service centric approach and helps you manage your application components in the context of the holistic service that it represents to the business. System Center 2012 offers deep application and transaction monitoring insight for .NET applications and J2EE application server health to maximise availability and performance. Microsoft Server Application Virtualisation, a feature of System Center 2012, optimises your applications for private cloud deployments by abstracting applications from their underlying infrastructure.
Flexible and Cost-Effective Infrastructure
To help you extend your existing datacentre investments and skillsets, System Center 2012 offers integration and interoperability for your heterogeneous datacentre environments, including multi-hypervisor management, cross platform monitoring, and integrated automation across management toolsets from multiple vendors. You can automate repetitive tasks to help drive down your costs and improve service reliability. You can pool and abstract your datacentre resources - compute, network, and storage - into a private cloud infrastructure fabric and delegate this fabric to your business units' IT organisations in a flexible yet controlled manner. Application owners can request capacity in a self-service mode through a standardised service catalogue.
Better Economics Than VMware
System Center 2012 provides a unified solution and simplifies the number of product editions to two (Standard and Datacentre). And because System Center 2012 Datacentre licensing covers unlimited virtual machines, you can continually increase your VM density without additional licensing costs for virtualising infrastructure and applications. Our analysis shows that a VMware private cloud solution can cost from five to sixteen times more than a comparable Microsoft private cloud solution over a period of one to three years.
Client Management & Security
Empower User Productivity
With Configuration Manager, you can empower users with the services they need to be productive from anywhere, on whatever device they choose. The solution:
Unify the IT Management Infrastructure
Configuration Manager helps you to streamline operations with a unified infrastructure that integrates client management and protection across mobile, physical and virtual environments. The solution:
Configuration Manager makes it easier and faster to administer client systems and offers improved visibility and enforcement options for maintaining system compliance. The new release:
System Center 2012 introduces a new edition line-up to address your Private Cloud and client device management needs. System Center 2012 licensing is simplified through:
Licensing Managed Servers
All server management licences (SMLs) include the same components and the ability to manage any workload. System Center 2012 SMLs will be released in two editions differentiated by virtualisation rights only:
Licensing Managed Clients
Client Management Licences (MLs) are required for managed devices that run non-server OSEs. There are three System Center 2012 Client ML offerings:
Client MLs are available on a per-OSE or per-user basis. Components included in the Client MLs are not available separately.