Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform

System Center 2012 pre-release products help your organization achieve IT as a Service by enabling productive infrastructure, predictable applications, and cloud computing on your terms with a common management experience. You can deliver flexible and cost effective private cloud infrastructure to your business units in a self-service model, while carrying forward your existing datacenter investments. Recognizing that applications run your business, System Center 2012 products offer deep application insight combined with a service-centric approach that helps you deliver predictable application services.

Learn more about the available System Center 2012 pre-release products:

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC

Provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RC

Built on System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Endpoint Protection provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection.

System Center App Controller 2012 Beta

Provides a common self-service experience across private and public clouds that can help you empower application owners to easily build, configure, deploy, and manage new services.

System Center Service Manager 2012 Beta

Provides flexible self-service experiences and standardized datacenter processes that can help you integrate people, workflows, and knowledge across enterprise infrastructure and applications.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC

Provides virtual machine management and services deployment with support for multi-hypervisor environments that can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective private cloud environment.

System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC

Provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 RC

Provides deep application diagnostics and infrastructure monitoring that can help you ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications and offers a comprehensive view of your datacenter, private, and public clouds.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta

Provides unified data protection for Windows servers and clients that can help you deliver scalable, manageable, and cost-effective protection and restore scenarios from disk, tape, and off premise.

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