New flexible way for customers to buy Microsoft Operations Management Suite
As you think about the transition from traditional IT to cloud, a key element in making that transition possible is IT operations management. Just about every business now has a mix of resources, with some still primarily running on-premises infrastructure and others now heavily relying on hosted or public clouds. While existing on-premises toolsets have some capabilities that can enable management of a hybrid cloud, the cloud presents fundamentally different challenges. Hybrid environments require a shift from optimizing infrastructure to optimizing applications and workloads. You need a new approach to manage the variable set of resources and priorities, while still ensuring that business needs are met.
Just over a year ago, we launched the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) to increase agility for IT operations. OMS, along with Microsoft System Center, leverages Microsoft’s deep management experience to streamline IT management across any hybrid cloud. With capabilities spanning analytics, automation, configuration, security, backup and disaster recovery, OMS is a cloud-based management platform designed for speed and agility. As a SaaS solution, OMS can be set up within minutes, giving you immediate visibility across your environment. Whether you are managing Windows Server or Linux, private or public clouds, OMS can give you a unified approach that lets you meet the unique requirements of your business.
On July 1, we will introduce an OMS subscription that includes rights to both the cloud capabilities of OMS and the on-premises value of System Center. This new way to buy is an annual subscription option that is priced per end point, so that customers can now simply count the virtual machines or servers they wish to manage instead of calculating usage for individual services. Customers with existing System Center investments will still be able to incorporate cloud management with the OMS add-on, while new customers can take advantage of the simplicity of the OMS subscription. The new subscription provides an all-in-one option for customers to manage their workloads and applications on Windows Server and Linux, across any cloud – including Azure and Amazon Web Services.
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