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With Data Centers explosion, SaaS will drive systems management, Say MS exec

SearchWinIT.com: What trends do you see having the most impact on systems management?

Brad Anderson: The future of the data center? [Data centers] are getting bigger and more complex. There's a lot of branch office consolidation in the data center and more thin clients running sessions out to the actual desktop device. There's a lot of pressure in substantially growing the data center and increasing utilization and decreasing costs. Virtualization helps, but customers are continuing to search for ways to manage that growth and cost. How to do that is top of mind for me. We will develop capabilities inside System Center and Windows to address that.



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