More and more enterprises throughout Asia Pacific are looking to build and operate private clouds.
This change has led to a strong momentum in the region for cloud and data centre management solution -Microsoft's System Center 2012.
Providing a common toolset to manage private and public cloud applications and services, Microsoft System Center 2012 helps enterprises to realise greater efficiencies, cost-savings and enjoy greater business competitiveness.
The solution provides for comprehensive end-to-end management for infrastructure and applications and is appreciated by IDC in a Real Time IDC Research Opinion paper.
"System Center 2012 has made big promises to deliver a fully integrated environment that does away with separate modules for different activities," said IDC.
"The solution delivers on those promises with a major upgrade in terms of application performance visibility via the full integration of AVIcode, seamless workflow automation via broad Opalis integration, state-of-the-art self-serve capabilities, and significantly enhanced virtualisation management and automation."
Enabling central management
System Center 2012 is enabling Australian retail giant Coles to centrally manage and orchestrate its geographically dispersed infrastructure.
Coles' IT team is using this solution to quickly respond to changing business needs, recover data from servers in seconds and control costs without interrupting service to store personnel and customers.
"By using Hyper-V and System Center solutions, we can easily spin up a new virtual machine on existing hardware from a central location without worrying about devoting costly resources to deploying a physical server," said Ken Harmsworth, general manager, infrastructure services and operations, at Coles.
Other companies using Microsoft System Center 2012 in the Asia-Pacific are ING DIRECT in Australia and wireless telecommunications operator and one of South Korea's largest chaebols SK Telecom.
"Companies are constantly looking at improving their agility in today's fast-moving world and with System Center 2012, we are delivering on that promise," said Arun Ulag, general manager, servers and tools, Microsoft Asia Pacific. "With System Center 2012, customers can now move purposefully into the world of private cloud."
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