In July 2014, Microsoft (News - Alert) will end its support of SCCM 2007, and many companies depending on it will have to urgently plan a move to SCCM 2012 if they have not already done so. To make this migration simple for enterprises, Adaptiva, a provider of add-ins for Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), has announced the availability of its Content Push Policy to simplify enterprise migrations to SCCM 2012.
Content Push Policy, which is part of Adaptiva's OneSite solution, will streamline the migration from SCCM 2007 by eliminating the need for server infrastructure. For migration SCCM 2012 client needs to be transferred only once over the WAN for each operating location. Additionally, OneSite installs the SCCM 2012 client and all of its prerequisites without using distribution points (DPs).
"With the end of life for SCCM 2007 nearing, it's imperative for companies to make the move to SCCM 2012," said Deepak Kumar, founder and CTO of Adaptiva, said in a statement. "System migration involves a lot of data. Content Push Policy simplifies and speeds migration, in most cases by orders of magnitude. It also substantially accelerates new SCCM 2012 installations."
Content Push Policy offers better efficiency by flipping all SCCM clients to the new environment within minutes. It allows software to be downloaded, unpacked, distributed and executed all outside of SCCM, ensuring rapid execution. Its Post-migration, Office Push automatically chooses a fixed number of the most appropriate machines, making it key in content delivery. For example, for pre-staging, Content Push Policy will select the five best machines in each location.
OneSite will allow administrators who are migrate to SCCM 2012 to benefit from predictive bandwidth harvesting (PBH) for WAN optimization. PBH monitors the congestion of WAN, in milliseconds, and sends data only without causing interference with other business-critical traffic. Content that had been cached at operating locations in the 2007 environment will be retained in 2012 environment. Intelligent virtual SAN at each location does not require new disk capacity or taking up disk space from end users. Further, with peer-to-peer PXE, OneSite eliminates the need for PXE servers.