To further blur the lines between what resides on the local network and what is hosted in Azure Microsoft has released a new add-on for its Operations Management Suite (OMS).
Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2015, OMS is a Cloud-based command center, allowing participating companies to monitor critical assets for both on-premises and in the Cloud. For its first release, think of OMS as a combination of:
Azure Site Recovery - DR protection for VMs
Azure Backup - Backup of workloads to Azure
Azure Automation - PowerShell Workflow execution in Azure
Azure Operational Insights - Collect, store and analyze log data from Windows and Linux sources from on-premises or cloud and visualize the information for easy understanding
The new add-on released this week connects OMS with Microsoft System Center. Specifically, the add-on seeks to…
Expand availability on demand – connect your local datacenter to Azure with Azure Site Recovery to make your data and applications available when needed.
Enhance Azure Backup – A new hybrid backup agent, IaaS VM backup with support for premium storage, multi-disk storage, and PowerShell automation, and a single management console.
Extend System Center 2012 R2 DPM – Heterogeneous support for host-level, agentless backup support for both Hyper-V and VMware.
Microsoft is offering an introductory promotional offer through December 31, 2015, which includes site recovery to Azure. Pricing is as follows…
Find out more about OMS here: Microsoft Operations Management Suite