"The company's decision to offer cross-platform extensions for
System Center therefore makes good business sense, but is no less
surprising as a strategic about-turn.
"Specifically, Microsoft will enable the management of Linux and
Unix servers from within its own systems management software. The
functionality is based on Web Services for Management
(WS-Management) and the OpenPegasus project, which is an
open-source implementation of the DMTF CIM and WBEM