System Center is the uberbrand for Microsoft's systems-management — and now, thanks to a newly minted deal with EMC, network-management — family of products.
Until a couple of years ago, Microsoft's systems-management line-up consisted of two main products: Systems Management Server and Microsoft Operations Manager. Now there's a whole pile of System Center offerings on the books, all of which are considered part of Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) deliverables.
Microsoft's goal with System Center, similar to its strategy with a number of other Microsoft products, is to entice users to buy more members of the increasingly tightly integrated family.
"Going forward, there will be greater alignment of our System Center pieces into integrated scenarios," Orecklin said.
Microsoft plans to continue to try to provide new major releases of the individual family members about every two years, he added.