On May 21, at the Open Source Business Conference 2012 at San Francisco, Microsoft announced a new beta management pack that integrates SUSE Manager with the Microsoft System Center 2012. The product will allow IT departments to manage Windows and Linux environments as one.
The integration between the two management systems will maintain compliance in Linux server environments, particularly in keeping Linux systems patched and updated, said Fabio Cunha, Microsoft solutions technology evangelist, who gave a demo of the new technology at the conference.
Interoperability is also essential in cloud computing environments where servers, storage, networking and software are managed as one complete IT resource, said Sandy Gupta, general manager of the Microsoft Open Solutions Group, which manages Microsoft’s relationships with the open-source community.
The cloud “needs to be adaptable to heterogeneous environments where virtualization is done on multiple hypervisors and operating systems,” said Gupta, in a keynote address at the conference