Part of crafting a “Foundation Ready” IT environment is to have a solid, predictable, and effective way of managing everything you’ve put in place. Reducing your management overhead by implementing relevant system management tools frees up your valuable IT staff to address more critical business needs.
We believe Microsoft System Center is an excellent set of comprehensive tools to deliver IT and application services to your organization. You can get the benefits of both private and public cloud computing while still addressing your unique business needs. Your existing network, compute and storage IT assets are organized into a private cloud that seamlessly integrates with public cloud services, giving you “single pane of glass” management.
We can have a variety of contextual discussions around the suitability of System Center for Provisioning, Applications, Platforms and Devices, Dashboarding, Self Service abilities. For the sake of discussion, let’s explore the impact on Platforms and Devices
The Situation: Platforms and Devices
Rich clients, thin clients, physical Servers, virtual servers, multiple platforms, larger and larger portfolios of applications, mobile devices and hand held devices both on & off premise, remote users, distributed computing. Sound Complex? Sound Familiar?
IT is expected to handle increasingly greater levels of complexity than even a few years ago. Consumerization is a growing challenge. The boundaries between work and life are blurred and people demand consistent access to corporate services from wherever, on any device. Monitoring and managing these increasingly hybrid, complex environments is often accomplished through collection of disparate and unconnected solutions that’s time consuming and incomplete. You have no comprehensive view of what you’ve got and what it’s doing.
The reality is it’s only going to get worse. Your investments will increasingly be distributed across physical, virtual and cloud models. Without a good plan, you’ll become overwhelmed, live in chaos, and only react to issues.
The Impact of System Center 2012:
With System Center 2012, the IT Pro now has a set of common and consistent management experience across infrastructure, applications and device. This has reduced time spent managing and the IT Pro now has greater control over datacenter and distributed computing components. They also now have basic management capabilities for any Exchange ActiveSync connected device (regardless of mobile platform). IT departments can now provide secure over-the-air enrollment, more easily deploy applications and configuration policies to users or devices, and monitor / remediate non-compliant devices quickly. They enable the device freedom that people have come to expect while keeping IT environments secure and compliant.
Bottom Line: System Center 2012’s single integrated management toolset enables IT to merge their existing datacenter investments and skillsets with hybrid and services based solutions, in effect, evolving to a private cloud from where they are today. System Center 2012 helps IT DO MORE with the technology investments and personnel resources they have today.