Microsoft System Center Gets Cross-platform Support

Microsoft has released beta technologies that allow its network-management software to manage non-Windows environments as part of the company's strategy to make its software more conducive to managing large data centers. Microsoft is releasing beta technology Tuesday for products in its System Center suite that allows the software to natively manage Linux and Unix environments […]

Microsoft has released beta technologies that allow its network-management software to manage non-Windows environments as part of the company's strategy to make its software more conducive to managing large data centers.

Microsoft is releasing beta technology Tuesday for products in its System Center suite that allows the software to natively manage Linux and Unix environments as well as systems virtualized by VMware's ESX virtualization technology, said Larry Orecklin, general manager, of System Center marketing. The company unveiled the news at its Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), which is in Las Vegas this week.

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