Explore integrated solutions from desktop to data center
Agencies need end-to-end visibility across the entire IT landscape—data centers, client computers, and devices. Your agency can save time now and plan for the future with the Microsoft System Center family of products. If needed, you can still manage systems with powerful, on-premises systems management capabilities in this open and extensible platform. Your IT team can proactively monitor performance, availability, and security issues and can resolve problems quickly.
System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) supports Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 through the infrastructure, services, and application layers. SP1 supports larger hosts, clusters, and virtual machines, along with other virtualization enhancements, including live storage migration, simultaneous live migrations, broader Server App-V compatibility, and support for Linux, Unix, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu in the guest OS.
System Center includes strong authentication and enhanced Microsoft SQL Server reporting features to achieve automated reporting in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange mail and to address regulatory compliance in records management and data-center security.
Gain a single view of your entire environment
The integrated capabilities in Microsoft System Center give your IT team a centralized view of your agency’s entire environment—not just of isolated functional silos. With the ability to manage and monitor the full, heterogeneous spectrum of your agency’s software and hardware, System Center quickly identifies root cause analysis of disrupted services using out-of-the-box intellectual property to support your distributed applications.
Help improve management of the physical and virtual IT environment
Even as virtualization technology provides key benefits for your agency, integrating the physical and virtual environments increases complexity. System Center can simplify the management of operating systems, applications, and services—whether they’re running in physical or virtual environments—by providing a consistent set of tools with Microsoft product support knowledge, along with IT Information Library and Microsoft Operations Framework processes that your IT team can use across the entire enterprise.
Benefit from knowledge-driven management
With rich operational guidance, workflow processes, and embedded knowledge based on industry standards, System Center supports IT pros in achieving best practices and helps them increase productivity by automating repetitive processes, such as operating system deployment and software provisioning. System Center integration of Opalis increases the flexibility to automate more mundane tasks. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 supports data backup and restoration for Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server.
Enable rapid time to value
Because you can deploy it out of the box and quickly customize it to meet your agency’s specific requirements, System Center can begin earning back its cost immediately. In addition, System Center partners with industry leaders to provide further monitoring and management capabilities for both Microsoft and UNIX / Linux solutions, so you can implement the precise solutions your agency needs to optimize existing IT investments and to help reduce the total cost of ownership.