I would like to see a version of Alert Central that is for just plain old Windows. There are probably quite a few of us in customer land that have spare servers that we could run such a version on. Quite frankly I find VMware (which is what our company has) a real pain in the rear. Also a pure windows version will still run on a VMware server that set up as a Windows server.
The Alert Central virtual appliance will run on either VMWare or HyperV. See the Alert Central FAQ for details.
If you have a spare server, install the free version of HyperV and load up the AC appliance on it.