Welcome to Inside the Partnership (EMC/MSFT): The Video Series: Episode #23, your link to all of the latest news, notes and happenings in the EMC Microsoft relationship.
I spent some time highlighting Systems Center Operations Manager in Episode #22. Operations Manager is just the beginning of the Systems Center Suite. The Systems Center 2012 Suite includes 8 separate modules with specific functions. Those modules, available via standard and datacenter licensing include; App Controller, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Endpoint Protection, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Service Manager and Virtual Machine Manager.
A key point of synergy between EMC and Microsoft is deploying and managing the Private Cloud. With Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, you have the ability to manage your entire virtual infrastructure including enterprise storage. By leveraging standard SMI-S providers, EMC is able to fully support this Microsoft Management strategy providing our joint customers with the choice of management tools. You can use EMC industry leading array management technologies, like ESI, or the Microsoft product suite. It's up to you!
After I was, um... asked to leave the Redmond Lab (Episode #22), I visited Dave "Butch" Butchart, one of the many software engineers here at EMC preparing for the Microsoft Management Summit. Butch gave me access to an additional Lab in the development center, this time with multiple EMC VMAX and VNX arrays. A demonstration of Virtual Machine Manager 2012 is the feature of this episode.