Recently I have seen small / medium companies deploying System Center 2012 R2 in their datacenter (sometimes as a part of projects and proofs of concept to replace existing VMware solutions).
While the administrative and economic costs of the suite make sense with a large private cloud, I have the impression that products like Operations Manager and Orchestrator are an overkill for smaller networks. Also Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager, for companies using one or two clusters with few hosts, do not look like something you cannot live without (considering that Windows 2012 R2 has a really good cluster management and features like Hyper-V replicas). So, what is your perception? Is there a minimal threshold to justify a System Center deployment?