Today I had the great opportunity to attend the MMS 2011 Keynote delivered by Brad Anderson, let me tell you it was great!
Thanks Brad for a great keynote!
The clear message is that the cloud is all about the applications, quote: “It’s all about the apps!”
The definition for cloud management was explained where System Center will fill a major role where self-service which probably is the most important part if you ask me, as it is the user experience for the service consumer.
A short summary of the highlights if the keynote and demos:
- System Center Opalis changes name to System Center Orchestrator
- System Center Project Codename “Concero” – Self-service for the cloud service consumers.
Makes it possible to manage both services and virtual machines in the cloud in a web browser with great performance and possibilities.
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta
New great interface for managing clouds and support for Xenserver
- System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta
New great network monitoring functionality for monitoring the services in the cloud including network problems.
- System Center Advisor – RC available today!
System Center Advisor will provide Best Practice configuration for customer configurations through the cloud. IT will make troubleshooting so much easier through ongoing configuration assessment, so Cool!
You can track configuration changes for instance if an admin make a change you can track it back with System Center Advisor.
Be sure to check it out!
- Server App-V together with Virtual Machine Manager 2012 will be really powerful, making it possible to virtualize the server applications which will reduce the number of templates needed to be maintained in VMM.
- Avicode – Fantastic application performance monitoring and troubleshooting, integrating with Operations Manager 2012
I strongly recommend that you check out the keynote, when it is available I will post the link here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/cloud/videoGallery.aspx