hvredevoort wrote a very
interesting post about VMM VNext and I through it is important to be
During the MMS2010 keynote
of Bob Muglia, Edwin Yuen showed a glimpse of SCVMM vNext. The short
demo presented a very interesting view ahead of what a complete virtual
management solution looks like.
Next to the familiar categories like Hosts, Virtual Machines,
Library, Jobs and Administration a few new categories were visible: Datacenter,
Network and Storage. Apparently these will be the
new building blocks in the deployment of virtual machines and most
likely also Hyper-V hosts. Along with Server App-V to deploy
server apps to running virtual servers. By means of a model/template
objects were dragged and dropped to define a new service/server
Also the concept of the private cloud and the public
cloud is translated in the user interface of SCVMM vNext. In the
top lefthand corner, we can now see a new light blue (azure?) container
with several private clouds as well as a hosted cloud. As I wrote earlier,
we can expect to move servers and services between the two clouds.
Building blocks in the SCVMM vNext Library for creating servers
SCVMM vNext will support Virtual Sever, Hyper-V R1, Hyper-V R2, Xen
and VMware. By the time the product is ready it will probably also
support the latest incarnation of Hyper-V, if it still listens to that
name in 2011/2012. For a System Center roadmap see my previous blog.
Factor of 10 reduction cost for hardware
Factor of 10 greater speeding up application delivery
Factor of 10 reduction in cost
This translates to faster time to market for solutions, and a great
enabler for the business.
Part of the cost savings is done by means of scale of buying and
using server hardware. As I wrote in my blog http://hyper-v.nu/blogs/hans/?p=159,
the new server form factor for the cloud is the container. A picture
was shown of how Microsoft gets its servers delivered: by the thousands
and ready-to-go on delivery.
Here are some shots of the new SCVMM vNext GUI: