First published on TECHNET on Nov 09, 2010
The Microsoft System Center team is pleased to announce the launch of
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP)
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The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP) is a fully supported, partner extensible solution that enables customers to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage their compute, network and storage resources to deliver a private cloud platform in their datacenter.
Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP), you can respond more effectively—and at a lower cost—to the rapidly changing needs of your organization. Build on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V and System Center VMM, it enables you to offer infrastructure as a service.
It includes a pre-built, role-based self-service portal for both the datacenter managers and business unit IT consumers – all in a dynamic running engine. The portal reduces time needed to provision infrastructures and their components by offering a business unit “on-boarding” infrastructure request and change management. It also includes detailed guidance on how to implement the portal inside your environment. SSP is freely available, and fully-supported by Microsoft.
Automation and Guidance
: To assess, plan and design your private cloud foundation infrastructure
Customer/business unit on-boarding
: Automated workflows to onboard business unit IT departments onto to your virtualized shared resource pool
Dynamic provisioning engine
: To rapidly provision virtualized infrastructure in conjunction with System Center and Hyper-V
: To empower consumers of IT to request and provision infrastructure for their apps/services
Enable partners to expose their unique hardware capabilities through familiar Microsoft scripting technologies while providing variety and flexibility to IT
Mike Briggs | Senior Support Escalation Engineer
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