Datacenter Automation

Improve the reliability of IT procedures and focus on more strategic projects with workflow management for your datacenter.

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Microsoft System Center OrchestratorAutomate Your Datacenter

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator provides a workflow management solution for the data center, allowing IT to automate the creation, monitoring and deployment of resources in your environment – for both your private cloud and public cloud.

Any organization’s IT administrators perform many tasks and procedures to keep both the health of their computing environment up-to-date and the business running. Microsoft System Center Orchestrator helps automate the process by performing diverse tasks, such as automatic provisioning of new user accounts, integrating systems from outside vendors and provisioning new hardware.

Individual tasks and subtasks can even be automated. Microsoft System Center Orchestrator can drastically improve operations by tying disparate tasks and procedures together using a graphical user-interface that creates reliable, flexible and efficient end-to-end solutions in the IT environment.

SWC’s expertise and approach to datacenter automation using Microsoft System Center Orchestrator can help your business improve the reliability and predictability of IT procedures, giving your internal resources more time to focus on more important strategic projects and initiatives within your organization.

Empower your business with Microsoft System Center. Contact SWC or call 630.572.0240 to learn more about the tools that will enable your business to drastically reduce the time, cost and complexity involved in managing and monitoring today’s fast paced IT environment. Or register for our next Microsoft System Center event.

“The thing that set SWC apart for us was the way they immersed themselves into our business. SWC came on-site and worked closely with our business users in terms of understanding how they did their day-to-day jobs, so that when we transitioned the technology they felt comfortable supporting it.”

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User support is all about enabling the business. Streamlining the people, processes, technology, and knowledge in the organization allows the business to react quickly and remain agile. SWC has extensive IT Service Management experience provides assessment and advisory services to help organizations develop and improve IT processes. In addition, leveraging the System Center suite, SWC helps customers implement the technology necessary to automate processes and deliver high-quality IT services to the business.

Today’s datacenter is no longer a stagnant, homogeneous environment with physical servers and a single operating system. Modern datacenters are heterogeneous environments with dynamic workloads, shifting demand, and constant change. Meeting the demands of the business requires automation. Leveraging System Center Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Manager, SWC helps organizations automate the processes required to meet the requirements of the business. Instead of taking several manual steps to create a virtual machine, using System Center an administrator can leverage templates and runbooks to automate virtual machine provisioning. Automating datacenter processes speeds delivery, prevents errors, and allows the business to meet changing demands.

System Center enables cross-platform and hybrid infrastructure management. Using Virtual Machine Manager, IT can provision and manage Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in a local datacenter or in the Azure cloud. Virtual Machine Manager also allows cross-platform hypervisor management so IT can manage Hyper-V environments along with VMware infrastructure.

Microsoft System Center can help organizations simplify and automate IT compliance and risk management processes. System Center Configuration Manager lets you manage the configuration and compliance of servers, laptops, desktops, mobile devices and users. Once a baseline is established it’s evaluated on a regular basis. A baseline can included WMI, registry, scripts, and mobile device settings. If a non-compliant settings is found, Configuration Manager will let you remediated it automatically. Software Updates and System Center Endpoint Protection compliance is integrated directly into the console for a unified experience. With Intune, Microsoft is helping to extending security and compliance beyond the traditional corporate owner devices and into virtually any device.

Organizations that deploy the entire System Center suite achieve increased ROI due to a myriad of reasons. First, the licensing model is such that a single management license will allow you to use all eight products of the stack on a given server; the more you add the more you save! The integration capabilities between the System Center products and other Microsoft and non-Microsoft products offers businesses the ability to measure, automate and streamline their datacenter operations and management. Finally, the self-service capabilities seen throughout the stack offer increased user experience allowing them to easily consume IT resources without calling the help desk or working around IT.