Datacenter managers must ensure that they are consistently delivering the services that the business requires at an acceptable level of performance and availability. In addition to this, internal and external compliance demands and budget pressures are increasing. However, IT can deal with these issues and drive more improvements in their overall datacenter operations by taking advantage of new technology and operational models. In fact, the adoption of server management best practices for automation, virtualization, and integrated management provides organizations with the opportunity to save thousands of dollars each year in operational costs.
As part of the Microsoft optimized datacenter capabilities, the Microsoft® System Center datacenter solutions are designed to help organizations take advantage of opportunities to both improve operations and lower costs. These benefits are delivered through integrated tools that take advantage of a deep understanding of the Microsoft and non Microsoft datacenter environment, along with specialist partner knowledge regarding hardware, applications, virtualization, compliance and security.
System Center lowers the cost of delivering datacenter services through integrated, end-to-end management of physical and virtual environments, and supports the optimization of the datacenter in three primary ways:
Reduces datacenter costs through server and resource management automation.
Optimizes the datacenter infrastructure through integrated physical and virtual management.
Increases simplicity through integrated management capabilities.
Each of these benefits, and the solutions that enable them, are discussed in this paper.