AWS Plugs-in MS Virtual Machine Manager

AWS Plugs in MS Virtual Machine Manager - Hybrid Cloud Just got Easier

The battle between the cloud giants continues to heat up with AWS releasing System Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). The add-in for SCVMM enables management of EC2 instances from within SCVMM. 

The concept of managing both private and public cloud infrastructure from a single pane implies simpler management. There are some gotchas, while you can move workloads to AWS there is no simple method to move them back again. Oh and you'll need license mobility for your System Centre Licenses - this means having Software Assurance or licensed through a Microsoft SPLA partner. 

Of course AWS is not the first to offer cross cloud infrastructure management, but this move by the giant sets the scene for more growth and action in the cloud wars.

Amazon used a similar attack on VMware some time back when a new connector was developed to control external EC2 instances from the same place and tools that manage internal VMs.

Taking a private infrastructure running SCVMM, adding the Azure management pack, and the new AWS SCVMM plugin, organisations have more options for management and deployment of virtual machines.

Available for download today - more info here: http://aws.amazon.com/windows/system-center/ 

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