Microsoft introduces new virtualisation solution
Microsoft today announced a new solution for midsize organizations with limited IT resources that are looking to deploy and manage server and desktop technology.
Microsoft and its participating original equipment manufacturer (OEM) channel partners will offer customers a new software license, Microsoft System Center Essentials Management Suite, that includes Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
The suite includes a technology upgrade program in the OEM channel, which ensures that customers who purchase the suite will have rights to Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 when it is released next year.
“We’re helping midsize organizations optimize IT productivity and manage desktops and servers through a single management console,” said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Services Division at Microsoft. “We’re partnering with Fujitsu, Lenovo and other OEMs so customers can work with familiar and proven solution providers. Together we’re delivering a solution that has been built and packaged to address the needs of these customers. An easy-to-use, integrated solution that helps reduce IT costs, and streamline control of physical and virtual desktops and servers.”
In addition, Microsoft is making a promotion available Oct. 1 via Microsoft’s volume licensing channel, so that midsize organizations have upgrade rights to Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010. The promotion includes Software Assurance and discounted licenses for Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Workgroup Edition. T