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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for
System Center

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide Series provides concise planning guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products, helping to streamline and clarify design processes for unique infrastructure technologies and scenarios.

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Plan your System Center infrastructure with IPD guidance

Streamline and clarify your System Center infrastructure design processes with concise planning guidance from IPD Guides for System Center. Each guide addresses a unique System Center infrastructure technology or scenario, provides critical architectural decisions to be addressed, available options, as well as a means to validate design decisions to ensure that solutions meet requirements of both business and IT stakeholders.

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  • New! System Center 2012 - Operations Manager (Beta)
  • System Center 2012 - Service Manager
  • Dynamic Datacenter
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1
  • System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and R2
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2

What’s New

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for System Center

IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager Beta now available
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager enables you to quickly identify what types of data to protect, what the recovery goals are, and what the protection strategy is for achieving those goals.
IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager now available!
This guide outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager.

Case Studies

  • AKOS Technology Services relies on IPD guides for enhanced consulting service delivery, helping to reduce administrative complexity and maximize IT investment value.