Microsoft and Partners Optimize Midsize Business IT With Virtualization and Systems Management

Today at VMworld Microsoft announced a new solution for mid-market organizations that are looking to efficiently deploy and manage technology with limited IT resources.

Microsoft and its OEM partners Fujitsu and Lenovo will offer customers a new software license, Microsoft System Center Essentials Management Suite, that includes Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. The suite includes a technology upgrade program in the OEM channel, which ensures that customers who purchase the suite will have rights to Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 when it is released next year.

This service package will allow customers to reduce server sprawl and associated energy demands, as well as streamline the management of virtual and non-virtual IT assets.

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