MIcrosoft today announced the availability of the release candidate version of System Center 2012 — software that enables businesses to build and manage their own private clouds.
Cloud computing puts data and applications on remote servers and data centers, rather than storing it in a company’s own mainframes. Users can then access the data and applications through the Internet. There are public clouds — in which a provider offers cloud storage and services to the public; private clouds — proprietary data centers or networks using cloud technologies that limit who their users are; and hybrid clouds – a mix of private and public cloud.
According to Microsoft, System Center 2012 integrates eight separate component products into one, streamlining installation and reducing the time it takes to deploy.
Microsoft Server and Tools Business President Satya Nadella and Corporate Vice President of Management and Security Division Brad Anderson talked about System Center 2012 here.