CHAPTER 1System Center and the Cloud OS

This chapter provides a brief overview of Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision and how Microsoft System Center can make this vision a reality for customers. The topics covered in this chapter include

Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision

From vision to reality

How to learn more

Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision

While the focus of this book is on System Center 2012 R2, it’s important that we begin by stepping back to get the big picture of how System Center fits into Microsoft’s overall vision for how the datacenter can be transformed today to be cloud-ready.

Why the Cloud OS?

Things are changing more rapidly than ever for us in enterprise IT today. We need new tools for automating datacenter provisioning, management, and ...

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