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System Center 2012: Private Cloud Ready

System Center 2012 is now available as the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.


Editor's Note: Put a Private Cloud in Your Sandbox

System Center 2012 is available worldwide and the time is now to try it out to discover how a private cloud can benefit your organization.


Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

Download Microsoft System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and start building your Microsoft private cloud today.

Kick-Start Your Evaluation with Microsoft Private Cloud Guided Labs

Download the Private Cloud Evaluation Guide


Download System Center 2012 Client Management & Security Solutions

Download System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection and discover how IT can deliver resources to corporate-owned and personal devices while maintaining compliance and security.


What's New

Register for the 24 Hours in a Private Cloud Virtual Event

May 10, 2012 -- During the 24 hours of this online event, you will hear from top industry and technical professionals from around the world to help you better understand the Microsoft private cloud technology solutions that are available today. See how other industry organizations view the public cloud and how the role of the IT Professional will evolve as more and more organizations begin a private cloud transformation.


Watch the Microsoft Management Summit Keynotes

Watch Brad Anderson’s keynote addresses from the Microsoft Management Summit to get an inside view into the latest private cloud and device management offerings.


Watch the Private Cloud Jump Start Video Recordings

Learn about the problems cloud computing solves and how Microsoft provides the most flexible private cloud in the industry.

Download the Private Cloud Economics White Paper

Download the Microsoft Private Cloud: Making It Real White Paper

Download the IDC White Paper: Delivering Private Clouds Today with Microsoft System Center 2012

Watch the IDC Webcast on Delivering Private Clouds Today with System Center 2012


Private Cloud Training

Microsoft Virtual Academy Private Cloud Training Courses

Learn how to optimize and deploy the private cloud starting at the infrastructure layer.

TechNet Wiki: Reference Architecture for Private Cloud


Microsoft Virtual Academy System Center 2012 Training Courses

Gain in-depth knowledge on the new System Center 2012 product, while building the necessary skills to grow in your IT role and career.


Get Started with a Private Cloud Certification

Become private cloud certified and prove your knowledge in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud technologies.



Private Cloud Assessment Tool

Private Cloud ROI Calculator

Related Technet Features

Transforming IT with Private Cloud

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built using Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center – the combination of which provides enterprise class virtualization, end-to-end service management and deep insight into applications.


System Center 2012 Deep Dive

Your Management Infrastructure is becoming an Integrated Fabric


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