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Introduction to System Center components and licensing
System Center Virtual Machine Manager manages a variety of components on physical
hosts and virtual machines. System Center Virtual Machine Manager can also determine
if hosts are over-subscribed and migrate virtual machines in real time to different hosts to
maximize performance and resources.
Finally, System Center App Controller monitors the state of private cloud services,
applications deployed in Windows Azure PaaS, and virtual machines in Windows Azure, which an
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is offering. This is a significant element because Office 365
depends on on-premises technologies such as Active Directory (AD), AD FS, and possibly
RMS. Furthermore, in a hybrid Exchange scenario, there are on-premises Exchange
servers as well. Relying on on-premises technology makes Office 365 more vulnerable because
the geo-redundancy of Office 365 does not extend to local networks. Therefore, Windows
Azure Virtual Machines creates an opportunity for organizations to take advantage of
georedundancy so that on-premises implementations do not become the weak link. Windows
Azure Virtual Machines will be discussed in detail in Chapter 16, “Advanced Scenarios and
Introduction to System Center components and licensing
In this section we will briefly cover the eight System Center 2012 components, their
capabilities, and their use cases as they relate to Office 365. Figure 5-2 shows all eight System
Center components.
Figure 5-2 The eight System Center components.
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