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Managing your virtual environment with System Center & Windows Server 2012

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This October, C/D/H presented with Veeam and SHI on Windows Server and System Center 2012 key features. …

This October, C/D/H presented with Veeam and SHI on Windows Server and System Center 2012 key features.

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  • Goal of this slide:Introduce yourself and the topic, goals of this presentationKey Points to landWho you areWhy you are speaking todayYour planned agendaWhat the audience can expect to get from this sessionTalking Points:Many of you will be familiar with Microsoft System Center products both for managing the enterprise desktop client and also in the datacenter.I’m here today to show you how the 2012 release of the System Center products brings together datacenter management and the benefits of private cloud in a single product suite to deliver:Better Agility – Your business is better able to respond to challenges and opportunities with a more agile and responsive IT resourceEnhanced economics – Driving higher value from our existing IT assetsIncreased Focus – Your business spends more time and resources on what differentiates it in the marketplace
  • CONSUMERIZATION FROM ITransition from previous slideBefore we go any further, let’s also level set on what we mean by the cloudGoal of this slideCover the promise of the cloud and what makes up a cloudKey Messages to landCloud Computing is a model, it’s not about locationThe promises are not new, per se, but something that we’ve been striving to achieve over the past many years. That said, the cloud computing model offers a phenomenal opportunity to realize dramatic improvements in agility and cost at an accelerated pace. Talking PointsWhen we talk about the cloud, I want you to think about a compute model, not a location. So, when we talk about the cloud, we’re not talking about necessarily the public cloud or the private cloud, we’re talking about the model that underlies wherever the cloud may be running. Now, there are a certain set of attributes and characteristics that are just fundamental and core to cloud computing. Things like the ability to offer a self-service experience so that the application or service owners can do real-time deployment of the services. It runs on a shared infrastructure, and a part of our job is to make sure that we're taking the fullest advantage of that shared infrastructure. Cloud computing builds applications that are able to dynamically expand and contract as the business needs. And then, it's usage-based, meaning that you can track what's being used in terms of storage, compute, network, bill back, if you want to, and at least at a minimum, show back so that the service owners, the business units understand what the cost is of what they're consuming. These are the core attributes of the cloud.  With that said – cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of applications as standardized IT services, and inherently has four key attributes: Pooled Resources: We often hear that cloud computing is just big virtualization. It’s not. Cloud Computing uses virtualization but it adds significantly to virtualization. It pools those resources together and allows you to dynamically provision and scale applications. Self Service: Once you pool your resource, Cloud Computing provides a self service way for the business to get at those resources or more specifically by providing self-service IT infrastructure to business units and departments with an SLA. This forces service-level discussion and removes the burden to procure, provision and manage infrastructure on a per application, ad-hoc basis Elastic – Scale up (or scale down) dynamically as resource needs change, enabling faster delivery of capacity.Usage Based – Paying for only what you use, when you need to use it I am sure just hearing the attributes the benefits are crystalizing for each of you but I do want to spend a few minutes talking about the biggest benefits from our perspective:Focus: This is about having more people able to focus on higher-level parts of the stack, managing those applications SLAs, rolling out new applications, not having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.Agility: This is not only about being able to deliver the applications more quickly to your users and to your customers, but also being able to respond to changes in demand. So, the next time the marketing department launches a campaign, doesn't tell anybody, your public website is underwater, it's very easy to scale that out quickly to meet that demand.Economics: Because you're running multiple workloads on the same overall infrastructure, you get better utilization across those applications. And because the Cloud pools together these resources, you can buy broader sets of resources at one time, lowering the overall cost. So, for agility and focus and economics, you have great motivation to move to the Cloud, and those benefits accrue to both public and to private Cloud Computing.The Private Cloud has all of the same benefits and attributes as we explained before – plus you also receive a high level of customization which provides you with the control enterprises need to address regulatory privacy and compliance requirements that wouldn’t be possible with Public Cloud services. These attributes aren’t necessarily due to proximity, the public / private distinction is not about location, we are only talking about computing models… but from globally shared resources with a public cloud to dedicated resources. A private cloud is a cloud, dedicated to you.
  • POLLTransition from previous slideBefore we start, it’s really important to understand where we’ve come from with the System Center products. <click>Goal of this slide:Explain how the products grew into the collection we have today and how the assets we now have really situate us well for a cloud-computing solutionBuild confidence in the fact that MSFT has been in the systems management space for several yearsKey Points to landSystem Center has evolved with the needs of the DatacenterSystem Center has enormous credibility and depth for managing Datacenter resourcesThe next evolutionary step is to embrace the cloud and the System Center Suite is the perfect way to manage your datacenter and private cloudTalking Points:Microsoft started in the systems management space back in 1994 with the introduction of what was then called Systems Management Server (or SMS 1.0). The reason we got into this space was because people were bringing Windows desktops into the office and they needed to be managed. This was the 1990’s version of “Consumerization of IT” and MSFT was the big beneficiary. People were bringing in these devices and central IT needed a way to deal with all of them, so we created a product to manage them. This was the start of what is now called Configuration Manager which manages more enterprise clients than any other product on the market today. <click>In 2000, we entered the datacenter with what was then called Microsoft Operations Manager or MOM. This was the same time we introduced Windows Server 2000, which was a big step forward for us from the NT days as it introduced Active Directory. MOM was introduced to monitor all of these servers and eventually was rebranded as System Center Operations Manager and now monitors more servers than any other product on the market. <click> and <click> againNext we built a couple of products for specific solution areas. The first was Data Protection Manager or DPM which was designed to provide back-up for Windows environments. The second was Virtual Machine Manager which was designed to manage the proliferation of Virtual Machines out in the marketplace. It was about this time that it started becoming clear to us that the future would be in highly-virtualized environments with a high level of process & automation (what would eventually become known as “cloud computing”) and that we needed a few things to round out the portfolio <click>Next we went to process automation with our acquisition of a company called Opalis. Despite strong market share in the datacenter, we realized the value of offering solutions that enabled heterogeneous connectivity and Opalis provided just that. As a category-leading integration and automation engine, this was a great addition to the portfolio. As you’ll see later in the presentation, as we integrated Opalis into the family of products, we’ve rebranded it as System Center Orchestrator. <click>Next came the addition of Service Manager, which was built by MSFT from the ground up. This product was ultimately our offering to simplify the space of process management, which can be inherently complicated and expensive. <click>That year we also acquired a company called AVICode which was a leader in the Application Performance Management space. When you hear us talk about “deep application insight”, this is what we mean. After all, the whole reason you deploy all of this infrastructure is to be able to run your applications, so we wanted to be sure to offer this as part of our solution. What this collection of assets has ultimately set us up for … <click>… Is the ability to embrace the cloud. As we go through the rest of the presentation, I think you’ll see how this all comes together. <click>The other important thing to note here is that in 2012, for the first time in the history of the System Center products, we are releasing an update to all of the products at the same time. This is an unprecedented wave of innovation and value for customers and in addition to all of the products we discussed, you’ll also see a new product called System Center App Controller.But before we get into each of those, it’s important to level-set on how Microsoft thinks about cloud computing in general.<click to next slide>
  • Transition from previous slideLet’s now talk about Microsoft’s own cloud computing journey. Goal of this slideBuild credibility by showcasing Microsoft’s cloud journey. Key Messages to landMicrosoft is investing billions of $s building and operating cloud infrastructure at global scale; we’re at the cutting edge of datacenter and network standardization and innovation Microsoft is committed to bring our learning to your datacenters through our products and offeringsTalking PointsNow, Microsoft opened its first datacenter in 1989 and since then we've opened lots and lots of datacenters. We've spent billions and billions of dollars on this. This is just a few of the datacenters that we've opened. We have over 200 services that run on the cloud, services like Bing, Communicator, Windows Intune -- there are literally over 200 services that we run on top of all these datacenters. And it's fascinating, as we build each one of these datacenters and as we put the services in there, we learn a little bit, and it's amazing, datacenters that we thought were world-class in terms of the cutting technology a year ago are now obsolete. I'm just going to point out a couple learnings here, and then I'm going to go through some more experiences with it. In our Quincy, Washington, datacenter it's all powered by hydroelectric. Our Chicago datacenter has over 700,000 servers in that single datacenter. In San Antonio, we use all recycled water for the cooling. And one of the fascinating things about Dublin is that we built that, we realized we could use the ambient or outside air for the cooling, so we actually don't even use water for the cooling. So, making a lot of investments in how we actually leverage and do the right things for the environment is just amazing. Now, as we've built out these datacenters and we've built out these services that we deliver, we've always had two fundamental goals in mind. The first one is to deliver world-class services that delight our customer base, and second, to take that learning, permeate that through all of Microsoft, and then use that as the foundation for the software that we deliver to all of you to run in your datacenters. Data points from the Chicago Datacenter$500M Investment700,000 Square Feet60 MW Total Critical Power3,400 Tons of Steel190 Miles of Conduit2,400 Tons of Copper26,000 Cubic Yards of Concrete7.5 Miles of Chilled Water Piping
  • Slide Title / Description: Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Journey Key Points:We are taking our learning from the Public Cloud into the Private Cloud Extreme Standardization: Compute, Network and Storage across our datacenters are the sameSLA-Driven Architecture: architected in a way where there's no dependence on a single server, the state of the application is separated from the operating system, so when something does happen, the service seamlessly moves that work to another disk, to another server, and it's all taken care of in the architecture of the applicationProcess Maturity: We automate the daylight out of everything. And then we put rigorous change control in. Delegation and Control: each service has their own face that they can own and play within, we give a full self-service experience so that the owners have full control within the constraints that they've been given by the team that manages the infrastructure in a self-service experience to do what is right for their particular service or their particular business Talk Track: Now, let's just spend a couple of minutes talking about what these core learnings are. So, I'm going to walk you through an example of how our datacenters look, then we're going to walk through exactly how we've taken these principles and these concepts and implemented them in our software that we're delivering to you to help you build a private cloud.  So, the first thing is standardization. And I know all of you try and you strive to be standardized in your data centers, but in these cloud data centers that we have at Microsoft, you know, I think about the only way to describe this is to say it's extreme standardization. And "extreme" is the right word. As we go out and we buy servers, we buy servers in tens of thousands at a time.  You can think about this in terms of things like, Southwest Airlines talks about one of the reasons they can keep their costs so low is they buy one model of airplane. And so they have to stock fewer parts and they have to have less expertise. It's very similar in our data centers. We standardize to the extreme.  Second, and this is a really important point, the applications are built with an understanding that failure happens. So, the applications are architected with an inherent understanding in the architecture the servers are going to go down, that disks are going to fail. And they're architected in a way where there's no dependence on a single server, the state of the application is separated from the operating system, so when something does happen, the service seamlessly moves that work to another disk, to another server, and it's all taken care of in the architecture of the application. And that's what I mean here when I talk about a cloud-style application.  With this kind of standardization, we get a really rare opportunity, which is we get to re-imagine how we do processes. We automate the daylight out of everything. And then we put rigorous change control in.  Let me give you just a couple of examples of these re-imagined processes. When disks go down we don’t go out and replace the disk in this rack until that particular rack has kind of hit a point where 10, 15 percent of the storage is no longer functioning, then we dispatch somebody out to do it.  When a server fails, we re-image that server remotely, and if it doesn't come up, we assume there's a hardware failure, and we go and replace the server. But it's all about understanding what we can do when you're trying to run at a scale when you have hundreds and hundreds or millions of servers and then using tools like System Center Orchestrator, to do your automation to have that rigorous ability, predictability to have things happen time after time in the right way in a predictable manner and take the human error out.  And then finally, because we've built all this, we have this architecture, the standardization and each service has their own face that they can own and play within, we give a full self-service experience so that the owners of the servicing, the owners of Bing, the owners of Communicator, the owners of Hotmail have full control within the constraints that they've been given by the team that manages the infrastructure in a self-service experience to do what is right for their particular service or their particular business.
  • Transition from previous slideBefore we go any further, let’s level set on what we mean by the cloudKey Points to landCloud is a compute model not locationMicrosoft understands Public cloud and is very active with our own applications and Windows AzurePrivate cloud is Windows Server and System CenterMost business needs a hybrid cloudSystem Center will build your private cloud and manage across a hybrid cloudMicrosoft is leveraging the same investments across both public and private cloud making hybrid cloud easy and consistent for youGoal of this slideCover the promise of the cloud and what makes up a cloudTalking points: So, for us to be able to deliver this transformation to cloud, the thing that we want to build is a broad and deep platform. And this broad and deep platform has to reflect the realities of the IT infrastructure of our customers. So, that means it has to span the private and the public cloud. So, when it comes to the private cloud, for example, we have to have a great operating system and the hypervisor layer, which we have with Windows Server Hyper-V. We need to have a great management infrastructure with System Center, and a database. So, that's what's really needed in the private cloud environment. On the public cloud side, we have Windows Azure, which has got both the core cloud operating system that you really can't fake your way into it, you've got to build it by running the data centers that run the public cloud service. [click] We’re investing very heavily in the public cloud. So, our operating system and our database functionality in Windows Azure platform, our productivity suites in Office 365, our CRM and Dynamics, our managed Windows for SMB customers, and Windows Intune, and then of course the applications that you're building. But, given all that data about the obstacles and the need to be able to move back and forth, we're also investing heavily in our private cloud offering. So, with all of the features in the public cloud we worked to make sure that you can deploy those in a private cloud. And so our private cloud starts with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center. This provides the foundation to run a scalable, elastic, private cloud. [click] Then, on top of that private cloud you can run the various workloads that you want to run, SQL Server, all of the Office Servers, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Dynamics, and then of course the applications that you have, whether they're running on Windows, or they're running on Linux, they all work within this private cloud environment. The key thing, though, is not that we're investing in these two separate efforts. These efforts are very much linked and so as a design philosophy, as a strategy we're saying that as we build out the public cloud, and as we build out the private cloud, we have to have commonality between them. [click] And there are four areas that we really strive to have commonality, identity, virtualization, management, and development. So just kind of drilling down on that, so for identity, Windows Server Active Directory, if you're betting on Active Directory and you're a private cloud in your data centers, those identities and the compliance and regulatory and security that's associated with identities, they move to Windows Azure. So, you're able to take advantage of those same identities and that same single sign-on capability for applications that are sitting in Windows Azure, either our own or ones that you build. Windows Server Hyper-V, if you're deploying on Hyper-V in your private cloud, you can take those same images and you can run them in your public cloud on Windows Azure. System Center, we have a new release coming out and one of the major investments we did in that release is to manage a hybrid environment. So, you can take System Center, and you can manage parts of your application in the public cloud, parts of your application in the private cloud, and you can really move those things back and forth. Then our development environment is in Visual Studio and .NET, so big investment in public cloud, big investment in private, and then big investment in these common elements across those. We already have great momentum as we speak. If you look at where we are on the private cloud side, we have System Center and Windows Server. Windows Server is the most-used operating system, with 76 percent share. Our hypervisor share in the last 18 months has doubled, close to 23 percent. We're in the leaders' quadrant when it comes to virtualization capability. In the database side, we continue to lead in terms of usage, far outstripping Oracle and IBM with 48 percent, 47 percent share. We have a very secure database. We continue to lead the revolution when it comes to self-service BI and BI platform capabilities. And then with Windows Azure, we now have one year's worth of progress with tens of thousands of customers who are deploying solutions, ISVs who are deploying solutions, and hundreds being added every day. So, we have significant momentum, and it's all really thanks to the investments that this group of folks have made over the years. We're building on the core capabilities you already have across this broad product line, and the new capabilities you're adding. So, if you look at the private cloud capabilities over the last year, we've got many, many of you who have gotten the capabilities to deploy private clouds, the proof of concept, the design wins are rolling in; the pipeline for private clouds is very, very rich, even in the last six months. The SQL database is being incorporated by every ISV as part of their solution set. More important than that, we are now able to take those solutions that you've built on top of SQL Server and get design wins. We've had over 12,000 wins with SQL Server and your solutions over the last year. And with Windows Azure, we have a great start in terms of the number of people who have gotten now competencies to build cloud solutions using Azure, so we have over 30,000 of you who have gotten trained on Windows Azure capabilities. So, that's all fantastic momentum and we thank you very, very much for the commitment to the broad platform capabilities.
  • Transition from previous slideSo what does this cloud transformation mean to you (i.e. the enterprise)?Goal of this slideTalk about how the conversation between Application Owner and Datacenter Admin is evolving. Key Points to landSpotlight the players in the IT as a Service conversation within the enterprise (call out the “app leader” and the “ops leader” in the room)Talk about their motivations and how they’re typically non-compatibleIT as a Service is the mental model around which the app leader and the ops leader come together as consumer and provider respectivelyTalk about how the System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management vision uniquely addresses IT as a Service in the context of private and public cloud computing Talking Points (progressive builds) Cloud Computing is emerging as a major disruptive force in shaping the nature of business and IT conversations. Cloud Computing enables what we call “IT as a Service” which represents IT as being delivered to the business in a manner that’s agile & cost-effective while meeting the quality of service (QoS) parameters that the business has come to expect today. A cloud service demonstrates attributes like self-service, metered by use, elasticity and scalability. Now, any “as a Service” offering by definition has a “Service Provider” and “Service Consumer”. <click>Simplistically speaking, service consumer is represented by business interests while service provider is represented by IT. <Click>These constituencies are incented around different KPIs – for e.g. a business/app owner would care about time to market, costs and ease of use, & simplicity whereas <Click> IT optimizes for security, compliance, process controls and availability. To align these interests, we need a mechanism to deliver the agility that the business needs while ensuring the operational efficiencies that IT cares about most. <Click> A new relationship is forming around the agreement between these players.Enter IT as a Service. IT as a Service provides the framework for the service level based agreement between IT and the business stakeholders. <Click> Microsoft’s cloud and datacenter management vision is to deliver: Common Management experiences across private and public clouds Deliver IT as a Service on your termswith flexible, management across your hybrid environments
  • Transition from Previous SlideSo let’s take a deeper look at how IT as a Service and the conversation between App Owner and Datacenter Admin work. Goal: Frame how System Center 2012 enables delivering IT as a Service between the App Owner and DC Admin personas that we defined. Talking Points If we think about the two personas we just discussed, let’s discuss the capabilities required to deliver IT as a service using a hybrid computing model. <click> First, you need a “simple” self-service experience to enable your application owners to specify their requirements. For example, let’s suppose they want to provision a SharePoint service with the following specs: 3 tier .NET architectureHas a set of configuration and deployment parameters to conform with (e.g. perf thresholds, scale out rules, update domains)Needs 99.95% availability SLAAdheres to compliance/security controls around SOX/HIPAA Need on-demand reporting on key availability metrics that track against SLA<click> Next, you need a way to understand the topology and architecture of the application service in question. An application deployed in on an abstracted, or cloud computing model is called a “service”. This would necessitate a “service model” that accurately binds the application’s architecture to the underlying resources where it will be hosted. The “service model” would be comprised of: Service definition information, deployed as “roles”. Roles are like DLLs, i.e. a collection of code with an entry point that runs in its own virtual machineFront end: e.g. load-balanced stateless web serversMiddle worker tier: e.g. order processing, encodingBackend storage: e.g. SQL tables or filesService Configuration informationUpdate domainsAvailability domains Scale out rules<click> You will need a set of process automation capabilities to break down this application provisioning request into the enterprise change requests that need to be implemented. This could include setting up the underlying infra and then a set of app configuration/release requests that need to be tracked (and ideally implemented with orchestrated automation)<click> Next you need a set of provisioning tools that actually configure and deploy the infra and application layers.<click> the underlying datacenter resources could be physical, virtual, private or public cloud as per the requirements dictated by the application’s service model <click> once the underlying infrastructure and application service are deployed, they would immediately need to be “discovered” and monitored for reporting and health tracking<click> There you see how the System Center 2012 components offer these life cycle management capabilities in combination to help you deliver hybrid IT as a Service as per your organization’s requirements: App Controller would offer that self-service experience that allows your application owners manage their apps across private and public environments. Service Manager offers the standardized self-service catalog that defines “templates” for your applications and infrastructure. App Controller, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager and Operations Manager work together to maintain the service model through the application service life cycleOrchestrator and Service Manager offer orchestrated automation for the process workflows required to drive your provisioning and monitoring toolsVirtual Machine Manager and Configuration manager can provision physical, virtual and cloud environmentsOperations Manager (AVIcode capabilities will be built into Operations Manager) monitors your application services end to end and offers deep app insight to help you deliver predictable SLAYour datacenter resources could be deployed anywhere from physical boxes to virtual to private to public with Windows Server/ Hyper-V and Windows Azure However, to get to this agile self-service end-state, you will have to start with abstracting your infrastructure and allocating it appropriately so that your business units can deploy and manage their applications on top. Transition: So, how does System Center 2012 get you to this point where you can deliver IT as a Service?Talking points:If we think about all the processes involved in delivering IT as a service, they can really be categorized into three buckets: Application Management: Deploying and operating your business applications Service Delivery & Automation: Standardizing and automating service and resource provisioning, managing change and access controls, etc.Infrastructure management: Deploying and operating all the underlying infrastructure on which your business applications and services run.
  • Transition from Previous SlideSo at it’s heart, System Center 2012 delivers three core promises for datacenter and cloud management.Goal of this slide Represent core messages that differentiate us from VMwareTalking PointsSystem Center 2012 cloud and data center management solutions empower you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services. System Center helps you confidently deliver IT as a Service for your business.System Center 2012 helps your organization consume and deliver IT as a Service by enabling productive infrastructure, predictable applications, and cloud on your terms. System Center 2012 helps you to deliver flexible and cost-effective private-cloud infrastructure to your business units in a self-service model, while carrying forward your existing data center investments. Recognizing that applications are where core business value resides, System Center 2012 offers deep application insight, which, combined with a “service-centric” approach, helps you deliver predictable application-service levels. Finally, System Center 2012 empowers you to deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your terms with common management experiences across your hybrid environments.Productive Infrastructure System Center 2012 helps you deliver flexible and cost-effective infrastructure with what you already know and own. System Center 2012 helps you integrate heterogeneous data center investments, including multi-hypervisor environments. You can pool and abstract your data center resources and deliver self-service infrastructure to your business units in a flexible, yet controlled, manner.Heterogeneous supportTo help you carry forward your existing data center investments and skillsets, System Center 2012 offers integrated management for your heterogeneous data center environments. For example, it offers multi-hypervisor management for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere/ESX, and Citrix XenServer with Virtual Machine Manager; cross-platform monitoring of Linux/Unix/Sun Solaris guests with Operations Manager; cross-platform configuration management for Linux and Unix servers with Configuration Manager; and integrated automation across management toolsets from vendors like HP, CA, BMC, EMC, and even VMware with Orchestrator.Process automation System Center 2012 helps you simplify and standardize your data center with a flexible process automation platform. By automating repetitive tasks, you can lower your costs and improve service reliability. With Orchestrator, you can integrate and extend your existing toolsets and build flexible workflows (or runbooks) that can span across multiple organizational silos and systems. These workflows are then executed in an orchestrated manner through the automation engine built into Orchestrator. Service Manager offers industry-standard service management capabilities (based on ITIL/MOF) which automates core organizational process workflows like incident management, problem management, change management, and release management.Self-service infrastructure With the provisioning capability of Virtual Machine Manager, you can pool and abstract your data center resources (such as compute, network, and storage) into a private cloud infrastructure fabric, which can then be maintained by Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager. You can allocate and delegate this pooled fabric to your business unit IT organizations in a flexible, yet controlled, manner using Virtual Machine Manager. Application owners can consume capacity (and request additional capacity) in a self-service mode using the service catalog offered by Service Manager. Requests for capacity would be fulfilled using the process automation and provisioning capabilities offered by Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Manager respectively.Predictable ApplicationsApps power your business. System Center 2012 helps you deliver predictable application service levels with deep application insight, and holistically manage your application services, which is where your core business value resides.Deep application monitoring and diagnosisOperations Manager offers deep application and transaction monitoring insight for .NET applications (and J2EE application server health) to maximize application availability and performance. Operations Manager also integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio through a connector to unlock development-to-operations collaboration, thereby helping you remediate application issues faster, which results in the delivery of predictable SLAs. Easy-to-use reporting and dashboarding allows you to track and communicate your SLAs more effectively.Comprehensive application manageability Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (SAV), a feature of Virtual Machine Manager, optimizes your modern and existing applications for private cloud deployments with sequenced state separation between the application and underlying infrastructure. SAV dramatically simplifies application servicing (such as upgrades and maintenance) with image-based configuration and management techniques that reduce administrative effort and expense. By decoupling your applications from the infrastructure, SAV helps unlock application portability as appropriate to your business needs.Configuration Manager supports SAV, thereby extending the benefits of SAV to applications and workloads that may be deployed in physical/traditional environments. Through SAV support, Configuration Manager enables easier physical-to-virtual application mobility and in-place application servicing. Service-centric approachIn a cloud computing model, a service is a deployed instance of an application along with its associated configuration and virtual infrastructure. System Center 2012 offers a service-centric approach to help you manage your application components in the context of the holistic service that it represents to the business. From provisioning services (visualization, design, composition, deployment, and configuration) to operating them (monitoring, remediation, and upgrades), we help you manage the full lifecycle. For example, Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller enable service-centric provisioning and updates while Operations Manager enables monitoring at the service level. Your CloudPrivate and public cloud computing on your terms managed with a common toolset. System Center 2012 empowers you to deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your terms, with common management experiences across your hybrid environments.Flexibility with delegation and controlConstruct and manage clouds across multiple data centers, multiple infrastructures (such as Microsoft and VMware), and service providers (Windows Azure). Provide delegated authority and tools to enable self-service flexibility across your environments. You retain control across your private and public cloud environments, which is important for enterprise security and compliance requirements while ensuring your IT pros have a key role even as your organization adopts cloud-computing models.Applications self-service across clouds System Center 2012 empowers your application and service owners with a common self-service experience across private-cloud and public-cloud computing models. With App Controller, you can experience full visibility and control of your private and public cloud applications and services, so you can confidently adopt Windows Azure as your enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) choice.Physical, virtual, and cloud managementSystem Center has historically been known for physical and virtual management in the data center. You can also use your familiar on-premises Operations Manager to monitor your Windows Azure applications (using the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications)—thus extending your common management experience to the cloud. App Controller provides you a single pane of glass with self-service flexibility and control for your application owners to manage their applications and services across private and public clouds, including Windows Azure. Hybrid environments will be the corporate standard for many years; a common management toolset with integrated physical, virtual, IaaS, and PaaS management will help you increase efficiency and optimize ROI.
  • Transition from previous slideNow let’s discuss pillar #1 in some more detail. Goal of this slideRepresents the infrastructure conversation – could be IaaS or integrated datacenter infrastructure management. Again, focus in on this pillar depending upon customer scenario. Key Messages to landLand our differentiation with System Center Orchestrator for broad/deep datacenter and cloud automation Land cross-platform and heterogeneous support with System Center Use physical management as appropriate, mostly for VMware differentiation {and “Big 4” (HP, BMC, CA and IBM) parity}It’s OK even if the customer is a VMware advocate, in which case, this pillar will neutralize the VMware advantage with pockets of differentiation (as per the above bullets)Talking PointsProductive Infrastructure System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions helps you deliver agile and cost effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) today with what you already know and own. We also offer best-of-breed management for your business critical Microsoft server workloads (e.g. optimize performance, scale and data protection for SharePoint, Exchange, SQL). Finally, we support your heterogeneous datacenter investments. Heterogeneous supportTo help you optimally leverage your existing datacenter investments, System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions support heterogeneous datacenter management. For e.g. we offer multi hypervisor management (with System Center Virtual Machine Manager for VMware vSphere 4.1 and Cirtix Xenserver), cross platform monitoring of Linux/Unix guests (with System Center Operations Manager), cross platform configuration management (with System Center Configuration Manager) & integrated automation across management toolsets from traditional vendors (with System Center Orchestrator).Process automation System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions offer IT process automation with orchestrated workflows across systems and tasks (with System Center Orchestrator). This enables you lower costs and improve datacenter service reliability. With System Center Service Manager, We also offer industry standard service management capabilities (based on ITIL/MOF) which automates core datacenter processes like incident management, problem management, change management, and release Management. Self-service infrastructure With System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions, you can create a private cloud today thus optimizing usage of your datacenter investments. You can pool & dynamically allocate your datacenter resources (i.e. compute, network, and storage) enabling a service catalog based self-service experience for your business, with appropriate role based identity and access (as enabled by Active Directory and the Virtual Machine Manager administrator console). Presenting the slide buildsClick 1: Shows fragmented and heterogeneous datacenters – including storage, network, compute and a bunch of tools/people. The purpose of this build is to land the message that we’re meeting our customers where they are currently. We’re also acknowledging that the customer likely has some investments in VMware too. Paint the picture of customers’ existing datacenter infrastructure, management toolsets, processes and organization. Make this a broad conversation. Spend a lot of time here to understand the customer’s current state of affairs by asking probing questions. Builds automatically: Shows the current infrastructure abstracted into a private cloud fabric (we’ve used the “blanket” metaphor to demonstrate that “magic”). Now, you might not want to position this as pure magic, depending upon what you got from the conversation in the previous click. Be realistic that this is not an easy process and it has to be a holistic combination of change involving processes, people and systems/tools. That said, we absolutely provide the capability to help you achieve this level of abstracted standardization with System Center 2012. How? With VMM can help you provision your fabric across multiple underlying hypervisors. As part of provisioning, Orchestrator provides process automation allowing for data transfer between System Center and other management toolsets your customer might have invested in (including from VMware). Click 3: Shows an infrastructure issue being discovered and remediated by optimizing the fabric. We don’t stop with just provisioning your private cloud fabric. We also help you keep it healthy and robust thereby helping you deliver reliable datacenter services. How? Operations Manager 2012 provides robust monitoring across your complete private cloud environment – across compute, networks and storage and across Microsoft and other platforms like Unix/Linux/Sun Solaris/…. – thus leaving you with no blind spots in keeping on top of your entire datacenter infrastructure. What makes System Center compelling though is integrated management – you could imagine Operations Manager proactively discovering any issues in your private cloud infrastructure, Virtual Machine Manager 2012 performing dynamic optimization to match your infrastructure to what your applications and workloads need; underneath all this being Orchestrator and Service Manager that drive automated process workflows across all such tools and systems to resolve the issue.
  • Transition from previous slideBuild continues from previous slideStart: Shows the fabric being broken up for your line-of-business organization’s use. Think of these being “mini-clouds” based on each of those organization’s requirements. While this specific example shows them being broken out by LOBs, you could just as well think of these as being “dev” “test” and “production” mini-clouds (or even geography based mini-clouds) depending upon the organizational unit that your customer needs. Virtual Machine Manager allows this flexible delegation of clouds with the right level of control between the service provider and service consumer. Click 1: The marketing business unit needs more capacity during it’s peak time of year. Business units can flexibly submit requests for additional cloud capacity in a self-service model, with the right level of control to ensure enterprise change management procedures are followed.
  • Transition from previous slideLet’s now discuss pillar #2 in some more detail. Goal of this slideThis pillar represents our “service centric” private cloud differentiation versus VMware. You should spend a lot of time on this vignette of the customer conversation. Key Messages to land“It’s all about your applications and services, not servers or VMs” – applications are what your business really cares about. Microsoft is way ahead of VMware in understanding and managing your applications and services. Core business value lies in your applications and we provide you deep application insight. We don’t stop at just managing infrastructure or virtual machines, which is where VMware is at. Through System Center, we’re bringing our learning from building & operating public cloud services to your private cloudTalking Points: Predictable ApplicationsSystem Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions help you holistically manage your application and services, which is where core business value resides. Service centric approach<Here Service = Application + Infrastructure (e.g. virtual storage, network, compute) + Knowledge (health, configuration, compliance etc.)>System Center cloud and datacenter management solutions offer a service centric approach to help you maximize business impact while also unlocking application mobility in a controlled manner between your cloud environments when it’s time. From provisioning services (visualization, design, composition, deployment & configuration) to operating them (monitoring, remediation, upgrades), we help you manage the full lifecycle.   Comprehensive  application manageability Server Application Virtualization (SAV), which is part of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, optimizes your existing applications for private cloud deployments with sequenced state separation between the application and underlying infrastructure, acting as a bridge in your journey to the cloud.SAV simplifies application servicing with image based configuration and management techniques that reduce administrative effort and expense.  Deep application monitoring and diagnosisSystem Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions (with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and AVIcode) offer e2e transaction monitoring for .Net/J2EE applications to maximize availability and performance. This also unlocks seamless & agile “dev-ops” collaboration scenarios, thereby improving performance against your SLAs commitments to the business. Easy to use reporting and dash-boarding allows you track and communicate your SLAs more effectively. Additionally, System Center Advisor enables you maximize workload/server performance and availability with proactive configuration assessments and best practice configuration recommendations.  Presenting the slide buildsClick 1: All about your applications and services. You can see the familiar IIS/Web, business/app tier and data/SQL tiers? Microsoft has a deep understanding of application and cloud service models. Microsoft builds the world’s most popular .Net application development framework which is very likely being used to build LOB apps in your organization. Click 2 & 3: Shows service model requirements being specified by the application administrator – for e.g. application topology/architecture, scale out rules, health thresholds etc., similar to how a developer would specify for a Windows Azure app. Except in this case, we are talking about a service that will be deployed to your private cloud. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 service designer interface you see here. VMM thus allows the application administrator to work with the fabric administrator and provision the service to the private cloud fabric. Click 4: Shows configuration parameters being supplied followed by service deployment. The compelling visualization depicts an application owner making modifications to a service through System Center App Controller (provisioned earlier with VMM). Builds to: Shows one component of the service having some health issues and being remediated using deep application diagnostics. You could imagine the issue being proactively discovered by the application support staff (“ops”), who’d then send all the detailed application trace to the concerned development team (“dev”) for inspection and issue resolution. Imagine the amount of time/effort this streamlined approach would save, ultimately resulting in faster responsiveness to your business SLA. Click 6: Shows the level of deep line-of-code level application insight that System Center offers through AVIcode, which will be integrated into Operations Manager 2012. Click 7: Service restored back to original state. End with reinforcing our ‘service centric” message.
  • Transition from previous slideLet’s now discuss pillar #3 in some more detail. Goal of this slideThis pillar represents our differentiated “common” private and public cloud management message, relative to VMware. You should spend a lot of time on this vignette of the customer conversation. Key Messages to landMicrosoft is committed to be with you on your journey to the cloud - on your terms. Microsoft recognizes your “hybrid” reality – we understand you will likely want to invest in physical, virtual, private and public cloud computing models. With System Center, Microsoft offers one common management toolset, which spans across all of the above computing models. We offer you tremendous value with one integrated cloud and datacenter management offer. Talking Points: Your Cloud System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions empower you to deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your terms, with common management experiences across your hybrid environments. Flexibility with delegation and controlConstruct and manage clouds across multiple customer datacenters, multiple infrastructures (e.g. Microsoft & VMware), and service providers (e.g. Windows Azure). Provide delegated authority and tools to enable self-service flexibility.  Common console across clouds System Center cloud and datacenter management solutions empower your application and service owners with a common self-service experience across private cloud and public cloud computing models. With System Center codename “Concero”, we give you full visibility and control of your private and public cloud applications and services, so you can confidently adopt Windows Azure as your Platform as a Service (PaaS) choice.  Physical, virtual & cloud managementSystem Center has historically been known for physical and virtual management in the datacenter. You can also use your familiar on-premises System Center Operations Manager to monitor your Windows Azure applications (Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack is in RC status now) – thus extending your common management experience to the cloud. With “Concero”, we provide you with a single pane of glass with self-service flexibility and control for your application owners to manage their applications and services across private and public clouds (Windows Azure). We believe “hybrid” environments will be the norm over the next few years. A common management toolset with integrated Physical, Virtual, IaaS & PaaS management will help you optimize ROI.Presenting the slide buildsClick 1 & 2: Shows that cloud computing as a journey. We want to land an evolutionary message. We don’t want to use words like “transition to the cloud” – we should instead, talk about how customers can build on what they have to consume the power of cloud computing on their own terms without losing control. Our audience comprises enterprise IT decisions makers, who by nature aren’t fans of revolutionary change. Click 3: Shows how the mix of computing models will change over the next few years. To be clear, we only want to land the increasing trend around cloud computing adoption (versus getting into debate about the data behind the distribution model mix). Click 4: Shows System Center codename “Concero” as a strong proof point to help you consumer the full power of cloud computing “on your terms”. Click 5: Following up on the above click, we show complete empowerment for the app owner, which is enabled by the controlled delegation we offer to your IT Pro. Click 6/7/8: Shows how the app owner gets full visibility and control to their apps – be they virtual, private or public (Windows Azure). Click 9: Reinforce our “single pane of glass” message across private and public.
  • Goal of this slideHelp understand how System Center 2012 provides Self-Service and compare with the prior release(s).What’s new in App Controller as regards self-service?Common applications self-service console across cloudsSpan multiple VMM serversRegister and consume capacity from multiple Windows Azure subscriptionsEnable multiple users authenticated using enterprise AD to access single Windows Azure subscriptionApplication deployment and configuration Deploy and manage Services and VMs on private clouds created with Virtual Machine Manager and Windows AzureCopy service templates (and resources) from one Virtual Machine Manager server to anotherCopy Windows Azure configuration, package files and VHDs between Windows Azure subscriptionsWhat’s new in Service Manager as regards self-service?Service catalog Customizable request processRole based access Service request fulfillment
  • Goal of this slideHelp understand how System Center 2012 provides Service Management and Process Automation and compare with the prior release(s).What’s new in Virtual Machine Manager as regards Service Management? Service templatesServer Application Virtualization (SAV) - SAV dramatically simplifies maintaining standardized application services in your private cloud. SAV optimizes your applications (including a subset of existing applications) for private cloud deployments with sequenced state separation between the application and underlying virtual infrastructure. Further, it dramatically simplifies upgrades and maintenance with image-based configuration and management techniques that reduce administrative effort and expense. What’s new in Orchestrator as regards process automation?Rich Integration and extensibility New integration packs for System Center 2012 componentsThird party integration pack refresh (with support for Windows Server 2008 R2)ODATA web services support for third party integrationExpanded PowerShell support Automated orchestration for core private cloud scenarios such as provisioning & monitoringWhat’s new in Service Manager as regards process automation?IT service managementRelease managementReporting and dashboardsCentralized data warehouseEasy to use authoring Integrated management (enabled by CMDB) Orchestrator run book connectorVMM service template connector
  • Goal of this slideHelp understand how System Center 2012 provides Service Management and Process Automation and compare with the prior release(s).What’s new in Virtual Machine Manager as regards Service Management? Service templatesServer Application Virtualization (SAV) - SAV dramatically simplifies maintaining standardized application services in your private cloud. SAV optimizes your applications (including a subset of existing applications) for private cloud deployments with sequenced state separation between the application and underlying virtual infrastructure. Further, it dramatically simplifies upgrades and maintenance with image-based configuration and management techniques that reduce administrative effort and expense. What’s new in Orchestrator as regards process automation?Rich Integration and extensibility New integration packs for System Center 2012 componentsThird party integration pack refresh (with support for Windows Server 2008 R2)ODATA web services support for third party integrationExpanded PowerShell support Automated orchestration for core private cloud scenarios such as provisioning & monitoringWhat’s new in Service Manager as regards process automation?IT service managementRelease managementReporting and dashboardsCentralized data warehouseEasy to use authoring Integrated management (enabled by CMDB) Orchestrator run book connectorVMM service template connector
  • Goal of this slideHelp understand how System Center 2012 provides Service Management and Process Automation and compare with the prior release(s).What’s new in Virtual Machine Manager as regards Service Management? Service templatesServer Application Virtualization (SAV) - SAV dramatically simplifies maintaining standardized application services in your private cloud. SAV optimizes your applications (including a subset of existing applications) for private cloud deployments with sequenced state separation between the application and underlying virtual infrastructure. Further, it dramatically simplifies upgrades and maintenance with image-based configuration and management techniques that reduce administrative effort and expense. What’s new in Orchestrator as regards process automation?Rich Integration and extensibility New integration packs for System Center 2012 componentsThird party integration pack refresh (with support for Windows Server 2008 R2)ODATA web services support for third party integrationExpanded PowerShell support Automated orchestration for core private cloud scenarios such as provisioning & monitoringWhat’s new in Service Manager as regards process automation?IT service managementRelease managementReporting and dashboardsCentralized data warehouseEasy to use authoring Integrated management (enabled by CMDB) Orchestrator run book connectorVMM service template connector
  • When you optimize your IT for the cloud with Windows Server 2012, you take advantage of the skills and investment you’ve already made in building a familiar and consistent platform. Windows Server 2012 builds on that familiarity. With Windows Server 2012, you gain all the Microsoft experience behind building and operating private and public clouds, delivered as a dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform.Windows Server 2012 delivers value in four key ways:It takes you beyond virtualization. Windows Server 2012 offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure that goes beyond virtualization technology to a complete platform for building a private cloud.It delivers the power of many servers, with the simplicity of one. Windows Server 2012 offers you excellent economics by integrating a highly available and easy-to-manage multiple-server platform.It opens the door to every app on any cloud. Windows Server 2012 is a broad, scalable, and elastic web and application platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications on-premises, in the cloud, and in a hybrid environment through a consistent set of tools and frameworks.It enables the modern workstyle. Windows Server 2012 empowers IT to provide users with flexible access to data and applications anywhere, on any device, and while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance.
  • Windows Server 2012 takes youbeyond standard virtualization technologies to provide you with both new and enhanced features that deliver a dynamic data center and cloud infrastructure with more flexible workloads, networks, and storage. It provides policy-based resources that are straightforward to administer, and offers increased agility in responding to shifting business demands. It also helps to reduce downtime, which in turn helps to enhance the overall user experience. The dynamic data center supported by the new Hyper-V also provides the flexibility to place any application workload on any physical machine, and to move or assign the required resources—such as CPU, memory, and storage—according to the resource needs and requirements of the workload. This can be accomplished in an automated manner through well-defined policies and accepted practices.You already use virtualization technology to consolidate servers and reduce costs. Next, you need to be able to secure and scale your virtualized services—to go beyond virtualization. Windows Server 2012 takes your virtualization infrastructure to that next level. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 builds on a complete virtualization platform to provide the building blocks of a private cloud, offering secure multitenancy, flexible resource placement, enormous scalability, and cross-premises reliability for hosted services.Do you need to isolate virtual servers or networks that belong to different customers or departments, regardless of where these resources are located in your data center? Now you can. Do you need to move running virtual machines from one physical server to another with no downtime—inside or outside clusters? Windows Server 2012 lets you do that, too.How about virtualizing your most critical, resource-intensive workloads? Or configuring offsite server replicas to keep services running after a catastrophic failure? Both are now possible.Complete virtualization platformWindows Server 2012 delivers a dynamic data center and cloud infrastructure where workloads, networks, and storage become more flexible, policy-based resources—to increase agility while minimizing downtime.Key features include the following:Share-nothing live migration: The ability to migrate a virtual machine from one Hyper-V host to another Hyper-V host that isn't part of the same cluster, shares no storage, and has only a gigabit Ethernet connection to the first virtual machine—all with minimal downtime!Share-nothing live migration looks very much like the combination of SMB3 live migration and storage live migration, where the mirroring of writes to both the source and destination storage is maintained while performing a live migration of the memory and state, before finally switching the host that's running the virtual machine. With share-nothing live migration, you can move virtual machines among Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts, even when they have nothing in common but a shared Ethernet cable.Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Isolating virtual machines of different departments or customers can be a challenge on a shared network. When these departments or customers need to isolate networks of virtual machines, the challenge increases. Traditionally, virtual local area networks (VLANs) are used to isolate networks, but VLANs become very complex to manage on a large scale. Hyper‑V Network Virtualization helps solve this problem. With this feature, you can isolate network traffic from different business units or customers on a shared infrastructure without using VLANs. Hyper‑V Network Virtualization also lets you move virtual machines as needed within your virtual infrastructure, while preserving their virtual network assignments. Finally, you can even use Hyper‑V Network Virtualization to transparently integrate these private networks into a preexisting infrastructure on another site.Resource metering and QoS: The resource metering feature in Windows Server 2012 makes it easier for you to track historical data about each customer’s use of virtual machines. Through resource pools, which are part of this technology, Hyper‑V lets providers aggregate use data in a multitenant environment, in which different customers or business units may have many virtual machines. With this feature, you can perform capacity planning or monitor resource consumption by various business units or customers. Third-party ISVs can use data that this feature provides to build more reliable, end-to-end chargeback solutions. Also,Windows Server 2012 expands the power of quality of service (QoS) by introducing the ability to guarantee a minimum bandwidth to a virtual machine or service. This feature is important for hosting companies who need to honor service-level agreement (SLA) clauses that promise a minimum network bandwidth to customers. It’s equally important to enterprises that need to have predictable network performance when they run virtualized server workloads on shared hardware.Improved scalability and performanceWindows Server 2012 provides significant improvements in scalability and performance for virtualized platforms, allowing a fixed amount of resources to run more workloads faster with Hyper‑V and by offloading specific processes to hardware. The result is a high-density, highly scalable environment that can be adapted to perform at optimal levels based on customer needs. Key features include the following:Enterprise-class scale and performance: Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 greatly expands support for host processors and memory. New features include support for as many as 32 virtual processors and 1 terabyte of memory for Hyper-V guests, a new VHDX virtual hard disk format with larger disk capacity of up to 64 terabytes, and additional resiliency. These features help ensure that the virtualization infrastructure can support the configuration of large, high-performance virtual machines to support workloads that might need to scale up significantly. Significant additional improvements have been made across the board, with Hyper-V now supporting increased cluster sizes, a significantly higher number of active virtual machines per host, and additionally, more advanced performance features such as in-guest Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA). This capability helps ensure that customers can experience the highest levels of scalability, performance, and density for their business-critical workloads.Dynamic Memory and smart paging: Dynamic Memory, introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, included “Startup Memory” defined as the minimum amount of memory that a virtual machine can have. In Windows Server 2012, Dynamic Memory has a new configuration item, “Minimum Memory.” Minimum Memory lets Hyper‑V reclaim the unused memory from the virtual machines. Windows Server 2012 also introduces “smart”, second level paging for robust virtual machine restart. Although Minimum Memory increases virtual machine consolidation numbers, it also brings a challenge. If a virtual machine has a smaller amount of memory than its Startup Memory and if it is restarted, Hyper‑V needs additional memory to restart the machine. Due to host memory pressure or virtual machines’ states, Hyper‑V may not always have additional memory available. This can cause sporadic virtual machine restart failures in customer environments. In Windows Server 2012, second level paging is used to bridge the memory gap between Minimum Memory and Startup Memory and allow virtual machines to restart reliably.With the Dynamic Memory improvements for Hyper‑V in Windows Server 2012, administrators can attain higher consolidation numbers with improved reliability for restart operations. This can lead to lower costs for customers, especially in environments that have many idle or low-load virtual machines, such as pooled VDI environments. With runtime configuration changes for Dynamic Memory, overall IT productivity of Hyper‑V customers is expected to increase with reduced downtime and increased agility to respond to requirement changes.Connecting to cloud servicesWindows Server 2012 provides a more secure and reliable platform for connecting to cloud services by using a common identity and management framework for cross-premises connectivity, federating identities, and increasing data protection.Key features include the following:Federate identity across private and public clouds: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS server role) provides simplified, secured identity federation and Web single sign-on (SSO) capabilities. New in Windows Server 2012, AD FS includes integration with Dynamic Access Control scenarios, improved installation experience with Server Manager and additional Windows Powershell cmdlet tools.Claims-aware identity: In Windows Server 2012, a feature called Dynamic Access Control gives customers new ways to control access to theirdata and achieve regulatory compliance. It provides next-generation authorization and auditing controls, along with data classification capabilities that allow organizations to apply information governance to unstructured data on their file servers. Administrators now have greater control over file server data by using user and device claims, a conditional expression ACL model, centralized authorization and auditing policy management, and business-driven data classification so that their organization can:Identify files through automatic and manual tagging.Centrally control access to files.Centrally audit access to files for reporting and analysis.Automatically RMS-protect sensitive Office files.Cross-premises connectivity: Windows Server 2012 provides the most highly cloud-optimized operating system available today. VPN site-to-site functionality in remote access provides cross-premises connectivity between enterprises and hosting service providers. Cross-premises connectivity enables enterprises to connect to private subnets in a hosted cloud network. It also enables connectivity between geographically separate enterprise locations. With cross-premises connectivity, enterprises can use their existing networking equipment to connect to hosting providers using the industry-standard IKEv2-IPsec protocol.
  • Windows Server 2012 delivers the power of many servers with the simplicity of one; it offers excellent economics by integrating a highly available and easy-to-manage multiple-server platform with breakthrough efficiency and ubiquitous automation.Windows Server 2012 offers excellent acquisition and operating economics to run a well-managed data center and consequently satisfy business customers’ needs faster and more efficiently. It delivers this through a continuously available server, a cost-effective way to acquire and manage assets, and improved management and automation.Windows Server 2012 makes it as easy to manage many servers across multiple sites as it is to manage a single server, while delivering the reliability and scalability of multiple servers without additional costs. With new advanced features and capabilities designed to improve manageability, performance, and reliability at the individual server level up to the data center and beyond, the latest version of Windows Server gives you the power of many servers with the simplicity of one, regardless of the size of your environment.Flexible StorageWindows Server 2012 provides diverse storage choices that deliver performance, efficiency, and innovation while taking advantage of industry-standard hardware.Key features include the following:File and storage services: Windows Server 2012 introduces new File and Storage Services features that let you store server application data on file shares, to take advantage of the new Server Message Block 3 (SMB3) protocol and benefit from low-cost, industry-standard hardware. A variety of performance enhancements and availability improvements come together to make file share storage a great low-cost choice for critical workloads such as Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server. File and Storage Services now can endure a variety of failures transparently—resulting in minimal interruption in service to the users (or servers) that depend on them for storage. These File Server features allow you to more easily create and manage an optimally available data storage foundation for critical application services such as Microsoft SQL Server and Hyper-V. An array of new server message block protocol enhancements and capabilities such as transparent failover, SMB Direct, and SMB Multichannel give you benefits and performance that are similar to much more expensive storage area networks (SANs).Storage Spaces: Storage Spaces enables cost-effective, optimally used, highly available, scalable, and flexible storage solutions for business-critical (virtualized or physical) deployments. With Storage Spaces, Windows Server 2012 delivers sophisticated storage virtualization capabilities in-the-box, empowering customers to use industry-standard storage, for both single-node and scalable multi-node deployments.Offline Data Transfer (ODX): ODX is a new hardware feature that allows for copying large amounts of data from one location to another. Enabling ODX support in the Hyper‑V storage stack makes it possible to complete these operations in a fraction of the time it would have taken without the support. Allowing the virtualized workload to use the ODX semantics by passing from the workload to the host hardware helps the virtualized workload operate as efficiently as it would in a nonvirtualized environment.Continuous AvailabilityWindows Server 2012 enables continuous availability by providing affordable, highest IT service uptime designed to protect your environment and help it transparently recover from a wide range of failure scenarios.Key features include the following:Active-active file server clusters: Taking advantage of Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) v2, administrators can create file shares that provide simultaneous access to data files, with direct I/O, through all nodes in a file server cluster. This means that the maximum file serving capacity for a given share is no longer limited by the capacity of a single cluster node, but rather the aggregate bandwidth across the cluster. Also, this active-active configuration lets you balance the load across cluster nodes by moving file server clients without any service interruption.Transparent failover. You can now more easily perform hardware or software maintenance of nodes in a file server cluster by moving file shares between nodes without interrupting server applications that are accessing data on the shares. Also, if a hardware or software failure occurs on a cluster node, transparent failover lets file shares fail over to another cluster node without interrupting server applications as they read and write data on the shares.Hyper-V Replica: Provides a storage-agnostic and workload-agnostic solution that replicates efficiently, periodically, and asynchronouslyover networks based on Internet Protocol, typically to a remote site. Hyper-V Replica also allows an administrator to more easily test the replica virtual machine without disrupting the ongoing replication. If a disaster occurs at the primary site, administrators can quickly restore their business operations by bringing up the replicated virtual machine at the replica site. Hyper‑V Replica provides a virtual machine–level, affordable, reliable, and manageable replication solution that is tightly integrated with Hyper‑V Manager and the failover clustering feature in Windows Server 2012.Management EfficiencyWindows Server 2012 delivers significant management efficiency with broader automation of common management tasks and a path toward full lights-out automation.Key features include the following:Server Manager: It’s difficult to manage all your servers on the network effectively without a central, integrated tool. In Windows Server 2012, you can use Server Manager to manage multiple servers and perform tasks such as deploying roles and features remotely to both physical and virtual servers, provisioning servers and offline virtual hard disks, and creating custom server groups. By using Server Manager in Windows Server 2012, you can now provision servers and offline virtual hard disks from your desktop without requiring physical access to the system or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections to each server. You can also deploy roles and features to virtual hard disks, even when they’re offline.Windows PowerShell 3.0: Windows PowerShell 3.0 command-line interface provides a comprehensive management platform for all aspects of the datacenter: Servers, network, and storage. In this version of Windows PowerShell, sessions to remote servers are resilient and can withstand various types of interruptions. In addition, learning Windows PowerShell is now easier to use through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets.Integrated scripting environment with Intellisense: Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) 3.0 includes many new features to ease beginning users into Windows PowerShell and provide advanced editing support for scripters:- Show-Command pane lets users find and run cmdlets in a dialog box.- IntelliSense provides context-sensitive command completion for cmdlet and script names, parameter names and enumerated values, and property and method names.- Snippets add reusable text to scripts and commands. The built-in snippets include templates for functions, parameters, and statements so that users don't have to remember the syntax.- Collapsible regions in scripts and XML files facilitate navigation in long scripts.
  • WS2012 opens the door to every app on any cloud. It is an open application and web platform that lets you build symmetrical and hybrid applications and high-density web sites for the data center and the cloud.In addition to the rapid growth of the Internet, more and more enterprise applications are moving to a web model, given the importance cloud computing considerations are taking with both ISVs and in-house developers. Because of the increased agility and flexibility private and public cloud computing is offering IT, new application development needs to take into account that the application may need to run either on-premises or off-premises. Developers and IT ops also needs to think about how their applications can become scalable and elastic production IT services while meeting the service level expectations of the application owners and their end users. So being aware and managing resources of web-based applications is becoming a key consideration. Finally, the reuse of existing development skills and knowledge provides for a significant productivity advantage as customers roll out new apps.To sum up, key business drivers that call for an open web and application platform include:Building and running next-generation applications both on-premises and in the cloudOperating flexible and dynamic datacenters across premisesProtecting and gaining leverage from existing investments and infrastructureScalingweb applications while managing resources optimallyReusing development skills and knowledgeFlexibleWindows Server 2012 enables hybrid and symmetrical applications across premises and private, hosted, and Windows Azure public clouds.This is important as developers need to think about how to build and deploy next-generation applications, many of which will be cloud applications. For example, developers may want to run applications that they developed for Azure on premises – programming symmetry and common development tools between Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure can help achieve this goal.Key features include the following:Programming symmetry: Windows Server is a proven application platform with thousands of applications already built and deployed and a community of millions of knowledgeable and skilled developers already in place. Windows Server 2012offers programming languages and tools, such as Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft .NET Framework, that span on-premises and cloud environments. With these tools, developers can work in a single, unified environment to build solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure cloud platforms. Developers can use these programming tools across web, application, and datacenter tiers for locally deployed applications and for private and public cloud solutions. They provide the ability to use the same development model between Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure.This programming symmetry is complemented by the rich and comprehensive experience of working in Visual Studio. Whether developers work in house or as third-party solution providers, they can write code and use common workflows and rules to create on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid applications from within a unified Windows development environment.Virtual machine portability: With virtual machine portability between Windows Server and Windows Azure, you gain the ability to leverage infrastructure on your terms: You can easily bring your own customized Windows Server images without changing existing code; retain full control of your images and maintain them as your business requires,saving you time and money. You can increase IT flexibility by enabling the provisioning, management and movement of virtual machines across on-premises environments and Windows Azure,enabling IT to use a common set of tools configure virtual machine workloads, andenjoying support of the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), a Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) standard for packaging and distributing virtual machinesHybrid applications: Most organizations today are using—or are planning for—a combination of on-premises and off-premises IT resources and tools, resulting in “hybrid” environments that comprise on-premises and cloud environments. With Windows Server 2012, your organization can protect its existing investment in on-premises applications as you begin to move to the cloud, and you can manage your applications in a unified way. Scalable and elasticWindows Server 2012 provides frameworks, services, and tools to increase scalability and elasticity for applications that support multitenancy and that improve website density and efficiency. This is important not only for enterprise ITPro’s, but also to enableservice providers to more effectively build, provision, and manage a hosting environment.Key features include the following:NUMA-Aware Scalability:NUMA refers to a computer architecture in multiple-processor systems in which the time required for a processor to access memory depends on the memory’s location relative to the processor. NUMA provides the following capabilities:A processor can access local memory (memory attached directly to the processor) faster than it can access remote memory (memory that is local to another processor in the system).Modern operating systems and high-performance applications such as Microsoft SQL Server have developed optimizations to recognize the system’s NUMA topology and consider NUMA when they schedule threads or allocate memory to increase performance.Projecting a virtual NUMA topology into a virtual machine provides optimal performance and workload scalability in large virtual machine configurations. It does this by allowing the guest operating system and applications such as SQL Server to take advantage of their inherent NUMA performance optimizations.Internet Information Services 8 with NUMA scalability scales positively on NUMA hardware, which enables customers to benefit from existing hardware investments.IIS CPU throttling:In previous versions of Windows Server, there were ways to manage the memory, network, and disk size—but not input and output—per the Internet Information Services application pool.Windows Server 2012 Internet Information Services introduces CPU throttling. CPU throttling can be used to set the maximum CPU consumption allowed per application pool. Because the recommended setup is to create a separate application pool (sandbox) for each tenant, administrators can use CPU throttling to prevent one tenant’s application from monopolizing CPU resources needed by other tenants. In Internet Information Services 8, each tenant is an Internet Information Services worker process.The sandbox (application pool), ensures a high level of service for each site. The feature also can be used to create a new business model in which a client that pays more gets higher limits on the resources on the server.Centralized SSL certificate support: SSL certificates can be stored centrally on a file share in Windows Server 2012, which helps to simplify certificate management and lower the total cost of ownership.Centralized SSL certificate support in Windows Server 2012 is used to store all SSL certificates centrally in a file server, where they are shared by all servers in the server farm. Using the preceding example, the 20 computers will get the SSL certificates from a central location, so administrators update the certificate in just one location (they are no longer required to copy them locally to the 20 servers).SSL binding is much simplified, further reducing the cost of manageability.Centralized SSL Certificate Support in Windows Server 2012 simplifies SSL certificate management to lower the total cost of ownership.Adding a server running Windows Server 2012 takes minutes because there are no certificates to copy or import (certificates are securely stored on a file server). Administrators can configure the new server to use the certificates in the file server. Furthermore, the feature is designed to scale to support thousands of SSL certificates.OpenWindows Server 2012 enables business-critical applications and enhanced support for open frameworks, and open source applications, and various development languages.This is important as the new .NET Framework 4.5 offers core new features and improvements, such as support for asynchronous file operations, and enhancements around web, networking, WPF and others. Also, with Windows Server 2012, web standards, PHP, node.js “just work”.Key features include the following:ASP.NET 4.5 integration: Internet Information Services on Windows Server 2012 supports running both ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 4.5 applications. Similarly, the management infrastructure for Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2012 also supports managing both ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 4.5 applications. Both graphical and command-line Internet Information Services 8 management tools operate in a version-specific manner when reading or writing configuration information for ASP.NET applications. For example, ASP.NET administration modules running in the Internet Information Services Server Manager will display configuration options applicable to the specific ASP.NET version used by an application. With this feature, server administrators and developers can fully manage both ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 4.5 applications.Websocket protocol and HTML5 support: WebSocket Protocol is a new standards-based protocol in Windows Server 2012that provides real-time, bidirectional communications between a client and a server. The WebSocket Protocol in Windows Server 2012 is supported in Internet Information Services ASP.NET 4.5 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), using either native or managed programming APIs for writing server-side WebSocket Protocol applications.Support for multiple languages: Windows Server 2012 offers support for multiple languages:Multilanguage support enables developers to choose from supported programming languages such as .NET, PHP, Node.js and PythonEnhanced support for PHP and MySQL is available through Internet Information Services extensionsInternet Information Services includes ASP.NET 4.5 integration and provides support for the latest HTML5 standards
  • Let me identify what the modern work style means, and what challenges it entails.The term “modern work style” is user driven. It means that business computing resources are increasingly treated as centralized commodities—rather than focusing on particular hardware, IT departments are expected to provide their users with a certain level of functionality and accessibility. As a result, users have certain expectations of what their corporate IT experience should be. They want the freedom to be productive on the go: Gone are the days when mobile access meant having a web portal for your corporate email. They want independence to use different devices: Gone are the days when IT departments could provide a list of supported devices and simply tell users to cope. Plus, users want a familiar look-and-feel that is tailored to the access device. They don’t want an impossible laundry list of security steps in order to access data securely.In short, the modern work style is defined by flexibility in how and where users access their data and applications. Access from virtuallyanywhere, any deviceEnables seamless, always-on access to a virtualized work environment from anywhere, including branch locations and public connectivity services. Business users are demanding that they be allowed to bring their consumer devices to work, and IT professionals are looking for ways to provide information access on a whole new set of devices they didn’t need to support previously. With Windows Server 2012, VDI desktops and simple-to-deploy remote access and branch location solutions provide an easy way to give users access to corporate infrastructure while maintaining security and compliance.Key features include the following:SimplifiedVDI: Growing adoption of VDI desktops in the enterprise requires tools that can help streamline deployment and management tasks for IT administrators. Windows Server 2012 provides a number of enhanced features that help to simplify and expedite these tasks, including:Simpler wizard-based setup procedures for Remote Desktop Services deployments.A unified management console for virtual desktops and session-based desktops and applications.Simplified creation, assignment, and patch management of pooled and personal virtual desktops.Lower cost VDI storage: In addition to existing SAN support, Windows Server 2012 allows the use of server message block (SMB)-based file storage on mainstream hardware for a lower cost VDI storage option.For pooled virtual desktops, RDS Smart Cache adds another low-cost storage option using direct attached storage.DirectAccess: DirectAccess was introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 as an IPv6-based feature that allowed a client computer to directly connect to intranet-based resources without the complexity of establishing a VPN connection. The remote connection to the intranet is transparently established for the user. From the user perspective, they are unaware they are remotely connecting to intranet resources.Separate from this, we had Routing and Remote Access service, which provides VPN services when necessary. These two features worked great, but they required separate configuration and were sometimes difficult to deploy. In Windows Server 2012, we tried to simplify these functions while still retaining the flexibility and control that administrators require. This merging of features led to several distinct advantages, including:Improved management experienceEase of deploymentNew and improved deployment scenariosScalability improvementsFull Windows experience anywhereFor business users to be able to roam and stay productive on different devices in different locations, their experience needs to be the same or as close to the alternative, which is using a laptop or PC on the business user’s desk. Windows Server 2012 has a number of improvements to enable a personalized, rich user experience across different deployment models and network conditions. Key features include the following:RemoteFX: VDI in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services delivers a consistently rich experience to users on different devices, in various locations, and over changing network conditions. Some of the key enhanced features in Windows Server 2012 supporting this experience include: - RemoteFX Adapative Graphics, which provides improved graphics processing that enables smooth delivery of virtual desktop and RemoteApp programs. It also provides an enhanced Windows Aero and 3-D experiences across various networks—including those with limited bandwidth and high latency. - RemoteFX for WAN, which delivers a number of technical improvements that enhance the user experience when connecting over wide area networks. This is especially important for people connecting from dispersed locations such as branch offices, homes, or hotels with low-bandwidth connections. - RemoteFX Multi-Touch, which lets users of new kinds of touch-enabled and gesture-enabled applications take advantage of these solutions in remote-desktop environments.User Profile Disk: Before Windows Server 2012, users’ states and customizations would be lost every time they logged in. To overcome this issue, Windows Server 2012 introduces a feature called User Profile Disk, where user state changes are stored. These changes are persistent, which means they’re applied after the next logon, and the process is seamless to the user. The User Profile Disk stores user personalization and application cache data so they are maintained across user logons. User Profile Disk provides user state virtualization for pooled virtual machines and RD Session Hosts, resulting in a better and more consistent user experience of centralized desktop access.Broad USB support: One of the barriers to enterprises deploying session-based Remote Desktops more widely is that users often resist adopting technology that requires them to change theirwork habits. They want to log on to sessions and have familiar tools, such as USB devices, work as expected.Session desktops running Windows Server 2012letusers connect common USB-based devices, including USB flash drives, to their client device and see it on their session-based desktop on the server. This functionality was introduced for virtual desktops in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and has now been made available on session-based desktops as well.Enhanced data security and complianceWindows Server 2012 ensures enhanced data security and compliance by offering granular access to data and corporate resources based on strong identity and device security status, as well as simplified configuration and administration for remote access. Compliance with regulatory standards and the need to secure leaks of business-critical and personal data will continue to be a priority for businesses and corporate IT. One of the key pillars for compliance and prevention of data leaks is to control who has access to information and to report on who actually accessed specific information. Windows Server 2012 puts IT professionals in an even better position to control access to company- and customer-sensitive data by making authorization and informationauditing management more central, flexible, and natural.Key features include the following:Dynamic Access Control: Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 gives the IT professional new ways to control access to file data and achieve regulatory compliance. It provides next-generation authorization and auditing controls, along with classification capabilities that let you apply information governance to the unstructured data on file servers.Until now, file security was handled at the file and folder level. IT professionals had little control over the way security was handled by users day to day. However, by using Dynamic Access Control, you can restrict access to sensitive files regardless of user actions by establishing and enforcing file security policy at the domain level that are enforced across all Windows Server 2012 file servers. For instance, if a development engineer accidentally posts confidential files to a publicly shared folder, those files can still be protected from access by unauthorized users. In addition, security auditing is now more powerful than ever, and audit tools make it easier to prove compliance with regulatory standards, such as the requirement that access to HBI (Health and Biomedical Information) is guarded correctly and monitored regularly.AD Rights Management Service: Dynamic access control provides data classification capabilities that allow organizations to apply information governance to unstructured data on their file servers. With Active Directory Rights Management Services, sensitive Office files can be automatically encrypted based on their classification, providing another layer of protection for files. AD Rights Management Services use persistent, identity-centricuse policies and encryption embedded with the data.Bitlocker Drive Encryption: The main barrier to encryption is ease of use, which applies to users as well as system resources. We’ve made encryption easier for both in Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 Encrypted Hard Drive uses rapid BitLocker Drive Encryption to enhance data security and management. BecauseEncrypted Hard Drive encrypts data quickly, enterprise clients can expand BitLocker deployment with minimal impact on productivity.By offloading the cryptographic operations to hardware, Encrypted Hard Drive helps increase BitLocker performance and reduce CPU use and power consumption. Encryption also can use the file attribute improvements we discussed a few minutes ago—for instance, files can be automatically encrypted when marked as “sensitive,” rather than needing to be done when the file is first stored.
  • Transition from Previous SlideSo at it’s heart, System Center 2012 delivers three core promises for datacenter and cloud management.Goal of this slideRepresent core messages that differentiate us from VMwareTalking PointsSystem Center 2012 cloud and data center management solutions empower you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services. System Center helps you confidently deliver IT as a Service for your business.System Center 2012 helps your organization consume and deliver IT as a Service by enabling productive infrastructure, predictable applications, and cloud on your terms. System Center 2012 helps you to deliver flexible and cost-effective private-cloud infrastructure to your business units in a self-service model, while carrying forward your existing data center investments. Recognizing that applications are where core business value resides, System Center 2012 offers deep application insight, which, combined with a “service-centric” approach, helps you deliver predictable application-service levels. Finally, System Center 2012 empowers you to deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your terms with common management experiences across your hybrid environments.Productive Infrastructure System Center 2012 helps you deliver flexible and cost-effective infrastructure with what you already know and own. System Center 2012 helps you integrate heterogeneous data center investments, including multi-hypervisor environments. You can pool and abstract your data center resources and deliver self-service infrastructure to your business units in a flexible, yet controlled, manner.Heterogeneous supportTo help you carry forward your existing data center investments and skillsets, System Center 2012 offers integrated management for your heterogeneous data center environments. For example, it offers multi-hypervisor management for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere/ESX, and Citrix XenServer with Virtual Machine Manager; cross-platform monitoring of Linux/Unix/Sun Solaris guests with Operations Manager; cross-platform configuration management for Linux and Unix servers with Configuration Manager; and integrated automation across management toolsets from vendors like HP, CA, BMC, EMC, and even VMware with Orchestrator.Process automation System Center 2012 helps you simplify and standardize your data center with a flexible process automation platform. By automating repetitive tasks, you can lower your costs and improve service reliability. With Orchestrator, you can integrate and extend your existing toolsets and build flexible workflows (or runbooks) that can span across multiple organizational silos and systems. These workflows are then executed in an orchestrated manner through the automation engine built into Orchestrator. Service Manager offers industry-standard service management capabilities (based on ITIL/MOF) which automates core organizational process workflows like incident management, problem management, change management, and release management.Self-service infrastructure With the provisioning capability of Virtual Machine Manager, you can pool and abstract your data center resources (such as compute, network, and storage) into a private cloud infrastructure fabric, which can then be maintained by Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager. You can allocate and delegate this pooled fabric to your business unit IT organizations in a flexible, yet controlled, manner using Virtual Machine Manager. Application owners can consume capacity (and request additional capacity) in a self-service mode using the service catalog offered by Service Manager. Requests for capacity would be fulfilled using the process automation and provisioning capabilities offered by Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Manager respectively.Predictable ApplicationsApps power your business. System Center 2012 helps you deliver predictable application service levels with deep application insight, and holistically manage your application services, which is where your core business value resides.Deep application monitoring and diagnosisOperations Manager offers deep application and transaction monitoring insight for .NET applications (and J2EE application server health) to maximize application availability and performance. Operations Manager also integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio through a connector to unlock development-to-operations collaboration, thereby helping you remediate application issues faster, which results in the delivery of predictable SLAs. Easy-to-use reporting and dashboarding allows you to track and communicate your SLAs more effectively.Comprehensive application manageability Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (SAV), a feature of Virtual Machine Manager, optimizes your modern and existing applications for private cloud deployments with sequenced state separation between the application and underlying infrastructure. SAV dramatically simplifies application servicing (such as upgrades and maintenance) with image-based configuration and management techniques that reduce administrative effort and expense. By decoupling your applications from the infrastructure, SAV helps unlock application portability as appropriate to your business needs.Configuration Manager supports SAV, thereby extending the benefits of SAV to applications and workloads that may be deployed in physical/traditional environments. Through SAV support, Configuration Manager enables easier physical-to-virtual application mobility and in-place application servicing. Service-centric approachIn a cloud computing model, a service is a deployed instance of an application along with its associated configuration and virtual infrastructure. System Center 2012 offers a service-centric approach to help you manage your application components in the context of the holistic service that it represents to the business. From provisioning services (visualization, design, composition, deployment, and configuration) to operating them (monitoring, remediation, and upgrades), we help you manage the full lifecycle. For example, Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller enable service-centric provisioning and updates while Operations Manager enables monitoring at the service level. Your CloudPrivate and public cloud computing on your terms managed with a common toolset. System Center 2012 empowers you to deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your terms, with common management experiences across your hybrid environments.Flexibility with delegation and controlConstruct and manage clouds across multiple data centers, multiple infrastructures (such as Microsoft and VMware), and service providers (Windows Azure). Provide delegated authority and tools to enable self-service flexibility across your environments. You retain control across your private and public cloud environments, which is important for enterprise security and compliance requirements while ensuring your IT pros have a key role even as your organization adopts cloud-computing models.Applications self-service across clouds System Center 2012 empowers your application and service owners with a common self-service experience across private-cloud and public-cloud computing models. With App Controller, you can experience full visibility and control of your private and public cloud applications and services, so you can confidently adopt Windows Azure as your enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) choice.Physical, virtual, and cloud managementSystem Center has historically been known for physical and virtual management in the data center. You can also use your familiar on-premises Operations Manager to monitor your Windows Azure applications (using the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications)—thus extending your common management experience to the cloud. App Controller provides you a single pane of glass with self-service flexibility and control for your application owners to manage their applications and services across private and public clouds, including Windows Azure. Hybrid environments will be the corporate standard for many years; a common management toolset with integrated physical, virtual, IaaS, and PaaS management will help you increase efficiency and optimize ROI.
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of App Controller 2012Talking Points:The first product to talk about is actually brand new with this update to the portfolio of products. System Center App Controller is the place that the “Service Consumer” (or application owner, or business unit IT person) is going to spend their time as this is the interface for deploying and managing your applications and services. App Controller presents a customized view based on your credentials, so you’ll see exactly how much of the corporate resources have been dedicated to you regardless of where they’re located. This view spans multiple VMM servers and also incorporates Azure subscriptions, so you can really manage your services without caring anymore about the underlying resources. You know how much capacity you have, in terms of network, storage and compute, and you can deploy services against it which allows you to save time and increase agility.With App Controller you also have the ability to deploy services based on pre-configured templates. Since most services have multiple tiers (with the potential for many servers in each tier) plus attached network, load balancers, etc., designing a template for the service ahead of time greatly reduces manual labor and error rates when the service needs to be deployed in multiple locations.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Orchestrator 2012Talking Points:The next product, System Center Orchestrator, is technically new, but was based largely on our acquisition of Opalis. This is our process automation and integration engine. A highly managed environment, such as a private cloud, needs to be able to talk to other 3rd party software implementations and do so with a high degree of automation. Orchestrator simplifies this process by leveraging a simple graphical interface to construct custom workflows – no code required. It also comes with Integration Packs designed for the largest 3rd party datacenter management solutions such as BMC, HP, Tivoli and even VMware. And, if the Integration Pack isn’t available out of the box, you’re able to easily design a custom one of your own.All of this allows you to decrease costs by automating repetitive manual tasks and lets your people focus on the work that is truly adding value to your organization.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Operations Manager 2012Talking Points:Along with Configuration Manager, Operations Manager has the largest installed base of users in the System Center portfolio and is really the hub of monitoring servers in the datacenter. With this release of the product, we’re taking the notion of monitoring a lot farther and really looking at the entire stack. First, we talked earlier about our acquisition of AVICode, a company focused on the Application Performance Management space. This acquisition is fully integrated into Operations Manager 2012 and allows for deep application insight that wasn’t possible before. Specifically you’re now able to monitor applications and if performance is less than expected, you can actually see the line of code that is causing the problem. Gone are the days of debates between development and operations as to who is at fault when an application is not performing. Now you can actually see the problem and, with the plug in for Visual Studio Team System, can immediately send it over to development as a work item.We also now extend monitoring to the cloud by offering a management pack that allows you to monitor Windows Azure Applications which is available for download on the System Center Marketplace.We also look across platforms by being able to monitor not only your Windows installations, but also your UNIX and Linux deployments which covers almost 100% of the installed base of servers.Finally with this release we also are now monitoring the network layer for the health status of all key pieces of the infrastructure. So when we say we completely monitor the stack from application to network, now you know what we mean. And of course, all of this really serves to simplify the work of the person in charge of keeping an eye on the infrastructure and reducing the time to resolution when a problem is identified.The last item to note is the introduction of custom dashboards that can exist in the console on the web or in a SharePoint deployment and can have custom views designed for different people based on your log in credentials. Getting better insight targeted to your area and level of interest can certainly improve everyone’s productivity.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Operations Manager 2012Talking Points:Along with Configuration Manager, Operations Manager has the largest installed base of users in the System Center portfolio and is really the hub of monitoring servers in the datacenter. With this release of the product, we’re taking the notion of monitoring a lot farther and really looking at the entire stack. First, we talked earlier about our acquisition of AVICode, a company focused on the Application Performance Management space. This acquisition is fully integrated into Operations Manager 2012 and allows for deep application insight that wasn’t possible before. Specifically you’re now able to monitor applications and if performance is less than expected, you can actually see the line of code that is causing the problem. Gone are the days of debates between development and operations as to who is at fault when an application is not performing. Now you can actually see the problem and, with the plug in for Visual Studio Team System, can immediately send it over to development as a work item.We also now extend monitoring to the cloud by offering a management pack that allows you to monitor Windows Azure Applications which is available for download on the System Center Marketplace.We also look across platforms by being able to monitor not only your Windows installations, but also your UNIX and Linux deployments which covers almost 100% of the installed base of servers.Finally with this release we also are now monitoring the network layer for the health status of all key pieces of the infrastructure. So when we say we completely monitor the stack from application to network, now you know what we mean. And of course, all of this really serves to simplify the work of the person in charge of keeping an eye on the infrastructure and reducing the time to resolution when a problem is identified.The last item to note is the introduction of custom dashboards that can exist in the console on the web or in a SharePoint deployment and can have custom views designed for different people based on your log in credentials. Getting better insight targeted to your area and level of interest can certainly improve everyone’s productivity.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Orchestrator 2012Talking Points:The next product, System Center Orchestrator, is technically new, but was based largely on our acquisition of Opalis. This is our process automation and integration engine. A highly managed environment, such as a private cloud, needs to be able to talk to other 3rd party software implementations and do so with a high degree of automation. Orchestrator simplifies this process by leveraging a simple graphical interface to construct custom workflows – no code required. It also comes with Integration Packs designed for the largest 3rd party datacenter management solutions such as BMC, HP, Tivoli and even VMware. And, if the Integration Pack isn’t available out of the box, you’re able to easily design a custom one of your own.All of this allows you to decrease costs by automating repetitive manual tasks and lets your people focus on the work that is truly adding value to your organization.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Virtual Machine Manager 2012Talking Points:Virtual Machine Manager has received a major upgrade in the 2012 release. This is now truly the heart of your private cloud implementation and the place that aggregates datacenter resources, abstracts them into a smooth cloud fabric and delegates that fabric to constituencies within the corporation to deploy their applications and services.An important update with this release of the product is the ability to work in heterogeneous environments. Specifically, VMM is able to manage all three major hypervisors – Hyper-V, Xen Server & ESX. This means that you can leverage what you already own in creating a more productive infrastructure.This version of VMM also introduces the notion of Service Templates which were discussed briefly on the App Controller slide. VMM is where they’re created and is where you can decide who has access to which templates. App Controller is where you actually deploy them as the BUIT.VMM now also contains a feature called Server Application Virtualization which allows for the separation of the application state from the underlying operating system. This unique capability introduces whole new notions of how to deploy and manage applications. Instead of having a custom deployment for each application, now you can keep your core OS and SQL images in a library and then compile the service at run time. Then when the OS needs to be updated, you simply update the library image and it will proliferate to all of the services built off that image.Finally, this release introduces the notion of Dynamic Optimization which is a feature that looks across your resources every 60 seconds and then, based on policy, will either consolidate or spread the load to meet your specifications and this is all done with Live Migration.All of these serve to make your datacenter as productive as possible without rethinking all of your current investments and allows you to focus on the overall health of the fabric you’re providing to the organization rather than individual servers.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Configuration Manager 2012Talking Points:As noted at the beginning of the presentation, Configuration Manager is primarily our solution for managing client devices across your infrastructure, but it still plays an important role looking after servers within the datacenter as well. This presentation will look at those specific features. We could really spend an entire hour talking about the new Configuration Manager especially as it relates to the Consumerization of IT and the ability to let employees where from where ever they want, when ever they want and on any device they want, but today we’ll focus on the datacenter.The first specific item to note is DCM or Desired Configuration Management. While we’ve had the ability in the past to define a configuration for a server and notify you if it’s out of compliance, with the 2012 release we now implement the ability to actually remediate against that problem automatically which continues to increase compliance and drive more uptime in your environment.In looking at the middle three items, these features are all things that have existed in past, but now they’ve been optimized to work in virtualized environments – something that is obviously critical for cloud computing.Finally, with this release of Configuration Manager we’re integrating the management of System Center Endpoint Protection (formerly Forefront Endpoint Protection). This is very important as most organizations have two entirely different infrastructures to manage the configuration / state of the client devices and the security of those devices. By leveraging Endpoint Protection, you can virtually eliminate that second physical infrastructure. In fact, Microsoft uses Endpoint Protection for all of its client and when we implemented it, in conjunction with the 2012 deployment of Configuration Manager, we only needed to add 1 additional server and that was simply for dedicated reporting.
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Service Manager 2012Talking Points:As mentioned on the first slide, System Center Service Manager is the hub for process management in the System Center portfolio. For those intimate with ITIL and MOF, they will know the value of good process, but will probably also be familiar with how it has the potential to slow down the organization when not coupled with appropriate automation. System Center 2012, along with Orchestrator, gets customers to a healthy balance.Probably the most important addition to the product is the introduction of a Service Catalog. This is the way for central IT to let users know what services are actually available to them. In conjunction with this change is the introduction of a self-service request portal. Since Self-Service is a key tenet of cloud computing, this is how the Service Consumer will request cloud capacity or a specific VM.<comment on last two features>All of this serves to provide the organization with agility it demands while also maintaining the necessary corporate compliance.<click to next slide>
  • Goal of this Slide:Explain the key features and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2012Talking Points:Built for enterprise scale, Data Protection Manager 2012 enables continuous data protection of Microsoft application, virtualization, and file servers to seamlessly integrated secondary disk, tape, and cloud. In fact, DPM 2012 has been tested in our own demanding production environment, and has been protecting our enterprise servers beginning early in the beta process.  Built on Operations Manager technology, a new console provides centralized monitoring, management, and troubleshooting of up to 100 DPM 2010 and DPM 2012 servers, or 50,000 protected data sources. From this one console, you can perform the same protection, infrastructure management, troubleshooting, and reporting tasks as you did for a single Data Protection Manager server using the administrator console. DPM is designed to protect and recover data from such key business applications as: Windows file shares, client data, and system state; Hyper-V technology; SQL Server; SharePoint products and technologies; Microsoft Exchange Server,  To help you better integrate and automate data protection, DPM 2012 is now integrated into System Center with support from: Operations Manager via management pack, Orchestrator through an Integration Pack, Configuration Manager for agent deployment, Virtual Machine Manager through disaster recovery and site staging, and Service Manager through ticketing. Depending on how data protection roles are supported in your IT department you can now assign and modify appropriate role-based permissions to perform these tasks.  New functionality in DPM 2012 also improves support in diverse IT environments. If you’re running virtualized servers, DPM 2012 now enables Hyper-V Item Level Recovery even when it’s running inside a virtual machine.While already best-in-class for Windows protection, DPM 2012 now protects generic data sources, providing: Basic protection and recovery of any referential data source, full backup (express, full, deltareplication, and consistency check) for any application, use of XML for applications that do not have a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer , and original location recovery and restore as files to a network location.
  • For VMware vSphere, consistency means:Support both standard and distributed virtual switches and port groupsAttach logical networks to associated vSwitchSupport for vMotion and storage vMotionSupport for existing fault tolerant VMsFor Citrix XenServer, consistency means:Simplify virtual switch management by wrapping a single virtual switch around all of the XenServer switches on a single physical adapterSupport for paravirtualized and hardware-assisted virtual machinesSupport for new checkpoint enhancements in XenServerExamples of Simplicity:For VMwareImport vCenter template metadata into VMM libraryDon’t copy entire VMDKDeploy VM through vCenter for faster deployment than with the previous way System Center Virtual Machine Manager deployed VMs through network copy.For XenServerCreate templates in VMM, deploy to XenServerXenServer templates are not used by VMM
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    • 1. Manage your virtual environment withSystem Center and Windows Server 2012
    • 2. C/D/H Quick FactsAbout Us Approach Partnerships• 22nd Year • Vendor • Microsoft Gold• Grand Rapids & Independent • VMware Enterprise Royal Oak • Non-reseller • Citrix Silver• 30 Staff • Professional • Cisco Registered Services Only • Novell Gold
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    • 5. Today’s Agenda1:00 – 1:10 Introductions and logistics1:10 – 1:45 C/D/H Enabling the Private Cloud with System Center and Windows Server 20121:45 – 2:30 C/D/H Virtual Machine Manager and Orchestrator Demos3:45 – 4:00 Q&A
    • 6. Your PresenterJason CooperLead ConsultantSystem Management and VirtualizationMCITP | VTSP | VCP | CNE | CCEAJasonC@cdh.com
    • 7. On Cloud Computing Self-Service ElasticPooled Resources Usage-Based Agility Economics Focus
    • 8. System Center Evolution Management as Advisor a Service Cloud Application 2012 App Controller Management Application Operations Insight Manager Service 2010 Service Management Manager IT Process 2009 Orchestrator Automation Server 2007 Virtual Machine Virtualization Manager Anti-virus Endpoint Anti-Malware Protection Backup 2006 Data Protection & Recovery Manager Monitoring 2000 Operations Manager 1994 ConfigurationConfiguration Manager Enter the Data Integrated Heterogeneous Enable the Client Embrace the Cloud Center Virtualization Support
    • 9. Cloud Optimize Every Business PUBLIC COMMON IDENTITY VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE
    • 10. Cloud Computing is Changing Center ManagementThe Future of Cloud and Data the Business/ITConversation Service Agreement Empowerment and Agility Resource Pooling Self-Service Experience Delegation and Control Application Viability and Control Flexible and Elastic Deliver IT as a Service on your terms with Simplicity Cost Efficiency flexible, common management across your hybrid environments SERVICE CONSUMER SERVICE PROVIDER “Application Owner” “Data Center Administrator”
    • 11. System Center Helps Deliver IT as a Service Configure Deploy App Orchestrator Private Controller Cloud Virtual Machine Manager Public Operations Cloud Manager Configuration Manager Virtualized Self-Service Service Service Data Protection Model Delivery and Manager Automation Physical Service Service Manager ManagerApp Owner Monitor Operate DC Admin Application Management Service Delivery and Automation Infrastructure Management
    • 12. Windows Server 2012
    • 13. Beyond virtualization Respond with agility to new Control costs and Securely connect opportunities and business run workloads your services to other requirements more efficiently datacenters and clouds Shared-nothing live migration Enterprise scale and Federate identity across Hyper-V Network performance for the private and public clouds Virtualization largest workloads Claims-aware identity Resource metering and QoS Dynamic Memory Cross-premises connectivity and smart paging Hardware offloading
    • 14. The power of many servers, the simplicity of one Realize greater value from your Meet service level expectations Standardize and automate key hardware investments processes File and storage services Active-active file Server Manager Storage spaces server clusters Windows PowerShell 3.0 Offline Data Transfer (ODX) Transparent failover Integrated scripting Hyper-V Replica environment with IntelliSense Flexible storage Continuous availability Management efficiency
    • 15. Every app, any cloud Broaden the reach of your applications Increase performance and Reuse your IT development skills efficiency of applications and and knowledge websites Programming symmetry NUMA-aware scalability ASP.NET 4.5 integration Virtual machine portability IIS CPU throttling Support for WebSocket Hybrid applications Centralized SSL protocol and HTML5 certificate support Support for multiple languages n the cloud Scalable and elastic application Open web platform and web platform
    • 16. Modern workstyle, enabled Free your users to work where, Enable consistent experiences Secure the environment for when, and how they want as users move between devices both corporate and personal data Simplified VDI RemoteFX Dynamic Access Control Lower cost VDI storage User Profile Disk AD Rights Management DirectAccess Broad USB support Services BitLocker Drive Encryption Access from virtually Full Windows Enhanced data security and anywhere, any device experience anywhere compliance
    • 17. System Center 2012 Cloud and Data CenterManagement PRODUCTIVE PREDICTABLE APPLICATIONS YOUR CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE Deliver flexible and cost effective Applications power your business Private and public cloud computing infrastructure with what you Deliver predictable application service on your terms managed with already know and own levels with deep application insight a common toolset Heterogeneous support Deep application monitoring and diagnosis Flexibility with delegation and control Process automation Comprehensive application manageability Applications self-service across clouds Self-service infrastructure Service-centric approach Physical, virtual, and cloud management
    • 18. BETASystem Center 2012 Service Pack 1New in SP1 Benefits• Windows Server 2012 support • Lower costs and increase reliability by automating• Windows 8 support repetitive tasks• SQL Server 2012 support • Simplify heterogeneous data• More transparent Azure center management Integration
    • 19. Operations ManagerNew for System Center 2012 Benefits• Application performance • Simplify management with management (improved in SP1) visibility across the stack• Monitoring across public and • Decrease time to resolution with private clouds (improved in SP1) deep application insight• Improved UNIX and Linux • Improve insights with support (improved in SP1) personalized reporting• Network monitoring• Customizable dashboards
    • 20. Operations ManagerNew for System Center 2012 Benefits• Team Foundation Server • Simplify management with integration (SP1) visibility across the stack • Decrease time to resolution with deep application insight • Improve insights with personalized reporting
    • 21. Orchestrator NEW!New for System Center 2012 Benefits• Workflow automation • Lower costs and increase reliability by automating• Third-party integration repetitive tasks• Simple design of custom • Simplify heterogeneous data workflow runbooks and center management integration packs• Publish-subscribe data bus• Chargeback (SP1)
    • 22. Virtual Machine ManagerNew for System Center 2012 Benefits• Aggregate, standardize, and • Preserve and optimize existing delegate data center resources infrastructure investments• Multi-vendor hypervisor • Improve infrastructure SLAs support (Hyper-V 3 in SP1) • Save time with standardized• Service templates (Hyper-V Host service creation and upgrades provisioning in SP1) • Reduce costs through power• Server application virtualization optimization• Dynamic optimization
    • 23. You Want More than One Hypervisor I am running VMware I need to simplify how I I don’t want to have vSphere today, but handle virtualization different processes for would like to explore tasks. doing the same tasks using other on different hypervisors. hypervisors.
    • 24. Take Advantage of Your ExistingInvestments CONSISTENCY CHOICE SIMPLICITY Offer same capabilities with Microsoft Hyper-V Abstract the hypervisor layer different hypervisors to decrease complexity VMware vSphere 4.1 Use the same network (5.x with SP1) Simplify migration between abstractions virtualization solutions Citrix XenServer 6.0 Deploy VMs and applications (6.1 with SP1) in a consistent manner Use the same methods to manage virtualization and deploy services to different hypervisors
    • 25. Support for Multiple Hypervisors Virtual Machine Manager Host Group vCenter Server Microsoft Hyper-V VMware vSphere 4.1 (5.x with SP1) Citrix XenServer 6.x
    • 26. Create the Private Cloud Development Production Cloud Abstraction Logical and StandardizedProduction Datacenter One Datacenter TwoDevelopment
    • 27. Logically Group Your Resources into Clouds Create clouds for specific needs View deployed services and VMs Overprovision across cloud resources
    • 28. Connect to Physical InfrastructureComponents Aggregate capacity of underlying resources Choose your logical network abstractions Choose the types of storage available
    • 29. Control Amount of Cloud Resources Place limits around physical resources consumed by cloud Dynamically adjust resource limits as needs change
    • 30. Control the Types of VMs for Self-ServiceUsers Set constraints and limits around VMs with capability profiles Attach to clouds to control usage
    • 31. Next Steps – Deliver your private cloudusing System Center 2012 today! REFER ADDITIONAL SYSTEM CENTER 2012 (and SP1) RESOURCES SYSTEM CENTER MARKETPLACEhttp://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter http://systemcenter.pinpoint.http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system- microsoft.comcenter/sp1-default.aspx DOWNLOAD AND EVALUATE SYSTEM CENTER 2012 (and SP1) CHECK OUT OUR BLOGS http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server- http://blogs.technet.com/ cloud/evaluate/trial-software.aspx server-cloud http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa milyID=a171bcea-2dbb-4fc5-8dd1-4ec22f2eb4ef
    • 32. Questions?
    • 33. Thank you

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