One System Center To Rule Them All

January 30, 2014   //   Microsoft System Center, , , , , ,

The latest suite of Microsoft System Center products is reshaping the landscape of datacenter management and automation. Historically, a Microsoft-centric toolset, System Center 2012 R2 is changing this paradigm in a big way. Every single product has been extended to be both cross-platform and cloud-oriented. So, what does this mean for you?

It means that these improvements provide a unified single-pane-of-glass experience for help desk staff, a consistent set of automation tools for IT pros and a wealth of reporting statistics for business decision makers. This Microsoft System Center people-centric approach facilitates the latest trends, such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) across public clouds and private clouds – so you can compute anywhere, anytime.

There are eight “pillars” of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2:

  • Configuration Manager (SCCM) – A robust tool for application and operating system deployment
  • System Center Endpoint Protection – An industry awarded antivirus that is both lightweight and powerful
  • Operations Manager (SCOM) – Which provides detailed infrastructure monitoring – down to the code level
  • Service Manager – A help desk portal for self-service delivery and data analytics
  • Orchestrator – A hub of datacenter automation and integration for complex sequencing
  • Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) – Infrastructure abstraction for private and public clouds
  • System Center App Controller – A self-service portal for application owners and operators
  • System Center Data Protection Manager – A solution for backing up the entire infrastructure stack

Greater detail on the capabilities of each of these products, including their levels of integration within the suite and third party ecosystems have been explored in our upcoming series of blogs – you can access our most recent System Center posts here.

To learn more about Microsoft System Center, please join us for our upcoming Microsoft System Center Luncheon.

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