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Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center solutions play a central role in Microsoft's long term vision for helping IT organisations benefit from self-managing, user-centric, dynamic systems. System Center solutions capture and aggregate knowledge about the infrastructure, policies, processes, and best practices so that IT pros can optimise IT structures to reduce costs, improve application availability, and enhance service delivery.

These integrated and automated management solutions enable IT organisations to be more productive service providers to their businesses. Aiming to enable self-managing, dynamic systems, System Center solutions close the gap between development, operations, and IT—connecting people, processes, and tools—by evaluating dependencies and optimising business process performance from deep inside the operating system, applications, and composite services and workflows in both physical and virtual environments.

Microsoft System Center

The family of System Center solutions can help you capture and aggregate knowledge about your infrastructure, policies, processes, and best practices so that your IT staff can build manageable systems and automate operations.

Product Overview

System Center Configuration Manager 2007
The comprehensive solution that assesses, deploys, and updates servers, client computers, and devices—across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
The end-to-end service-management product that enables enterprise IT pros to monitor and manage their entire software and hardware infrastructure.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
The new standard for Windows backup and recovery, delivering data protection for Microsoft application and file servers using integrated disk and tape media.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
This comprehensive management solution for the virtualised data center provides centralised administration and management of your virtual environment, helps to increase physical server utilisation, and enables rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the VMM administrator and authorised self-service end users.

System Center Essentials 2010
This unified management product enables mid-size organisations to monitor and manage their IT environments. Essentials provides a single solution with a single console for managing physical and virtual servers, client computers, hardware, software, and IT services.

System Center Service Manager 2010
An integrated platform for automating and adapting your organisation's IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset life cycle management.

Key Benefits

With Microsoft System Center solutions, IT pros have the power to more effectively and easily manage all the components that define IT, allowing them to focus more on delivering new business value for the organisation.

System Center solutions provide integrated management of all aspects of IT infrastructures in physical and virtual environments, using knowledge-driven management guidance to help organisations realise the value of their investment faster than ever.

With the strongest partner ecosystem, the most compelling licensing model, and the best economics, System Center solutions provide a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and a high return on investment (ROI). The functionality and economics of System Center solutions combine to provide the fastest time to value while building a more agile IT infrastructure.

Integrated Solutions from Desktop to Datacenter
Microsoft System Center solutions provide an integrated, extensible platform for managing IT resources so that IT pros can be more productive and efficient.

Management of Physical and Virtual IT Environments
Microsoft System Center solutions provide a single process by which IT pros can manage both physical and virtual IT environments using the same management consoles and tools, enabling IT pros to manage complexity and reduce overall costs.

Knowledge-Driven Management
Microsoft System Center solutions include embedded knowledge based on industry standards and allow IT pros to add organisation-specific knowledge.

Rapid Time to Value
Microsoft System Center solutions provide a platform that can be implemented quickly and produce results immediately.