Microsoft System Center 2012 Revealed, January 19, 2012 Microsoft's System Center 2012, which we discussed in Microsoft's System Center 2012: Building A Private Cloud, is the latest attempt by a big vendor to bring private cloud to the masses. While there are many improvements to System Center, building a private cloud using anyone's software is far from easy. At Microsoft's private cloud reviewers' workshop, we got a peek at the sausage factory. There are a lot of components to configure, but Microsoft has done a good job of streamlining many of the processes.
This is where we begin to see the dynamism of the System Center. We define the underlying OS and assign an application template, defined elsewhere, to the host. The application template can also have user submitted fields that are filled out when requesting a new service or can be defined for the application.