Microsoft System Center

What Does Microsoft System Center Mean?

Microsoft System Center is a set of server management products which are aimed at helping corporate or enterprise IT administrators to manage their systems, which are usually a network of Windows servers and desktops. Though individually sold, the products are meant to work together in order to deliver unified management from a single point with each one serving a specialized purpose.


Techopedia Explains Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center helps organizations realize all the benefits that come with a Microsoft Cloud Platform through fast unified management. It features out-of-the-box monitoring, configuration, provisioning, protection, automation and self service, which can decrease the time-to-value of services and applications being served through the cloud.

The core components of System Center Management Platform help to capture and aggregate knowledge regarding infrastructure, processes, policies and best practices to help IT build reliable and manageable systems and better automate processes.

Capabilities include:

  • Provides Windows Server and workload monitoring — Assures virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure health through the Operations Manager console
  • Built-in topology and network discovery — Enables the monitoring of the health of network devices and virtual networks
  • Seamless integration — Enables granular monitoring of private cloud infrastructure and resources
  • Optimizes storage performance — Through managing Windows Server storage spaces

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