Management of the infrastructure layer of a datacenter has become very complex with the introduction of heterogeneous environments and clouds that sit on and off premises. Datacenter Administrators are tasked with having a firm handle on ensuring that all resources are managed efficiently, and that business units have the flexibility to deliver on their commitments. Windows Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Azure and SQL Server 2012 offer a new way to gain operational efficiencies and reduce costs through self-service and automation regardless of resources being on or off premises. In this lab, get hands-on with a pre-configured environment that takes you on a tour of key scenarios that reveals how Microsoft offers a consistent management experience across on-premises, service provider, and public cloud environments. Scenarios included: Microsoft System Center - App Controller and Self-Service, Automated resource allocation, System Center - Virtual Machine Manager and dynamic resource allocation, Virtual Machine Manager and network multi-tenancy, Windows Azure Networking, and the System Center - Orchestrator and Runbook Designer.