Book: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Microsoft has made available for download a new free eBook titled:”Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller“. The book which contains 104 pages provides an introduction to implementing and managing hybrid computing solutions using App Controller as part of the System Center suite of products from Microsoft. It describes the basic concepts, processes, and operations involved in connecting, consuming, and managing resources that are deployed both on and off premises. Each chapter provides a concise, self-contained walkthrough for a specific aspect of managing private, public, and hybrid clouds using App Controller.

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 App Controller is a component of System Center, an extension of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), and is relatively easy to implement. App Controller is a web-based self-service vehicle to facilitate the deployment of virtual machines (VMs) and services. App Controller can connect to private clouds based on a VMM server, to Windows Azure subscriptions, and to third-party hosting providers and can manage resources among these three environments.


The book contains the following chapters:

  • App Controller Essentials
  • Managing Private Clouds
  • Managing Public Clouds
  • Managing Hybrid Clouds
  • App Controller cmdlets