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Microsoft expands cloud management licensing to include on-premises tools too

Brandon Butler | July 1, 2016
Microsoft Operations Management Suite now packaged with System Center

Gartner researcher Mindy Cancila says OMS is one of a number of Cloud Management Platforms (CMP) in a market that’s far from mature. Customers can buy tools that are native to providers like AWS or they can go with third-party tools, such as Microsoft’s OMS or offerings from RightScale. Cancila says there are four basic functions of a CMP: brokerage of disparate infrastructure resources; operations monitoring; governance and security; and expense management. No one tool on the market does all of these things at a high level, so customers will have to choose which functionality they need the most and find the right tool for that job.

Microsoft OMS starts at $3.50/GB for log analytics, $10 per VM backed up and $0.002 per process automation.

 

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