No matter how “into the public cloud” an organization is, on-premises infrastructure will likely be with us for a long time. Organizations will look to leverage both on-premises and the public cloud to maximize the strengths and efficiencies of each. This chapter looks at a Microsoft-centric private cloud capability for on-premises and how you can bring the on-premises infrastructure together with the Azure resources for a single management and end-user experience. The Microsoft management solution that provides these capabilities is System Center, and System Center will be the primary focus of this chapter.
In this chapter, you will learn to