At this stage it is very clear Private Cloud will be the next adoption on Enterprise Data centers. Microsoft and other Virtualization vendors actively promoting the Private Cloud adoption as a starting point for the work automation and meet ever demanding business requirement. Seamless migration to Public Cloud would be initiated through the adoption of Private Cloud to most companies.
Microsoft HYPER-V as a hyper visor itself won’t make the big difference in this picture unless it has strong management capability around it. Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Group’s (ESG) has seen this and work closely with the System Center suite, and now the result is Microsoft HYPER-V has been observer as one of the main virtualization platform for most T shops due to this management capability around it which surpass the other virtualization vendor solutions. Microsoft System Center product suite (SCVMM, SCCM, SCOM and latest add-ons of SCSM and SSP 2.0) has completed the whole picture of the Private Cloud with complete management control in hand.
This is where Microsoft stand out in the battleground by provide unique value to the customer. System Center’s unique ability to provide deep insight into the applications running within the virtual machines (VMs), to manage heterogeneous virtualized environments, and to serve as a strong on-ramp to private cloud computing. Unlike the solutions of all other virtualization vendors, Microsoft’s management solution can manage not only the virtualization infrastructure but the actual applications and services that run inside the virtual machines. This is key to leveraging the capabilities of virtualization and the private cloud – it’s the apps that really matter at the end of the day.
While leveraging these advantages to customers Microsoft went step forward by adding added VMware management to System Center. This allowed for one management infrastructure to manage all of the assets in IT, from physical to virtual, Microsoft to VMware, Windows to Linux. And now with the System Center 2012, we’ll extend that capability by enhancing our support for VMware and adding support for Citrix XenServer.
Virtualization is a major on-ramp to private cloud computing. As companies begin the shift to private cloud, they recognize that applications are the key services that the cloud delivers. Microsoft has overseen and listen to the customer requirements and understood private cloud needs a new level of automation and management, beyond what traditional virtualization management offers. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2010 (SCVMM 2012) is fully geared towards Private Cloud and Public Cloud adoption with it’s new features. You can have a quick overview of the new feature information over here.