IT cost savings with upgrade
System Center 2012 R2 delivers unified management across on-premises, service provider, and Windows Azure environments, thereby enabling the Microsoft Cloud OS. System Center 2012 R2 offers exciting new features and enhancements across infrastructure provisioning, infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, automation and self-service, and IT service management.
- Windows Azure Pack and cloud tools
- Server support
- Highly available backup and recovery service
- Backup Linux Virtual Machines
- Support for monitoring IPv6
- System Center Advisor integrated with Operations Manager
- Service Management Automation for cloud-based workflow orchestration
- Create an extended network spanning on-premises site(s) and a service provider cloud
- Manage the latest high-value Hyper-V features
- Out-of-band VM management, even from IOS and Android
- Infrastructure provisioning
System Center helps you manage virtual and cloud environments with full support for Windows Server capabilities, including industry-leading Hyper-V scale and performance, plus support for VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer.
- StorageInfrastructure monitoring
ou can monitor your VMware infrastructure with the VEEAM Management Pack. And you can ensure reliable workload configurations using the System Center Advisor connector for Operations Manager.
- Automation and self-service
Work with application owners to define the policies that govern the underlying infrastructure services, empowering them while retaining control.
- Application performance monitoring
System Center Global Service Monitor gives you outside-in monitoring for web applications through Windows Azure-based global points of presence for a 360-degree view of application health.
- IT service management
System Center offers easy publishing and consumption of IT services by enabling self-service requests for private cloud capacity through a Service Catalog and Cloud Service Process Pack.
- Simple and cost-effective
You can easily integrate System Center capabilities with your existing management tools through the built-in web-service interfaces and Integration Packs.
With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can scale to run your most important workloads with robust recovery options. You'll achieve value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT services. You can build, deploy, operate, and monitor applications on-premises and in the cloud. Empower users with secure access to corporate resources on the devices they choose.
- Hybrid IT
Consistent with the notion of Cloud OS, "hybrid" is built into System Center. System Center truly enables common management that spans Windows Server and Windows Azure environments, be it provisioning, self-service, monitoring, or IT service management.
System Center infrastructure management capabilities are enterprise grade and ready to use today. Not only is System Center best-of-breed for Windows environments and Microsoft workloads (like Exchange, SharePoint and SQL) but it also enables robust management of heterogeneous datacenters.
- Reduce datacenter complexity
We're constantly striving to reduce complexity in your datacenter by making it easy to provision, manage and operate infrastructure services with System Center.
- Application focused
System Center has a relentless focus on optimizing your apps and workloads by arming you with rich insights to help you deliver predictable application SLA (after all, apps are what your business cares about and infrastructure exists to support them).