Microsoft System Center Reviews

Microsoft System Center is the #10 ranked solution of our top Application Infrastructure tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Oracle SOA Suite - Microsoft System Center vs Oracle SOA Suite

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Vladimír Richter
Real User
IT Manager - Czech Republic and Slovakia at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found most valuable are the ease of configuration and the easy discovery of the environment.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped us to have better visibility of what we have in our environment, the stages of access. It allows me to see everything I need to better communicate with the business easily… more »

What needs improvement?

As we are not using the latest version, it is difficult for me to say what needs to be improved, because it may have already been improved in the latest versions. Also, we are only using 30% of the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using an open-source solution, but I can't remember the name.

What other advice do I have?

We don't need to monitor the application level instead of the infrastructure, which is a standard feature fo Microsoft System Center, but it is not enough for us. Usually, the infrastructure is… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We researched monitoring solutions a year ago and found that this solution was easier to implement with our internal solution based on open-source technologies like Elastic. Because the tools are from… more »
Tahir Momoniat
Real User
ESM Product Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The availability monitoring, performance matrix, and the historical reporting capabilities are the solution's most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided the ability to identify issues before they occur and also an active monitoring system to understand what our environment looks like at any given time.

What needs improvement?

The solution's dashboard needs improvement. Management and corrective action capabilities are needed as part of the solution. The solution would benefit from having a mobile app. Improvement of the… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Evaluate tools for the best fit for your environment. In terms of setup cost and pricing of SCOM, evaluate and spec your infrastructure environment sufficiently to ensure the environment will handle… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have almost 18 years of monitoring and Systems Management experience, so I have used a variety of products. For the Wintel estate currently SCOM is the best fit for the interim in terms of cost… more »

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I would give to other users, I'd say before implementing the solution, you have to plan for your environment appropriately, and seek advice… more »
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Dimitris Zografos
Real User
IT Security & Infrastructure Manager and Technical Support at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2020

What needs improvement?

In our case, the solution would be improved if they migrated to a cloud version. There could also be some improvement in the environment, it should be more user friendly.

What other advice do I have?

I'm not sure I would use this product if I were building a new infrastructure now. I would be more likely to use VMware, Vsign, and Visualize. The tools of VMware cover everything. They are more advanced and have more tools and you can use it for everything in the infrastructure. If you're using only Microsoft products then this is a good solution because you're working in a unified environment. The whole infrastructure functions better and you can monitor without problems. It makes life easier for the technicians and engineers in the company. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is easily available. That's its most valuable aspect.

What needs improvement?

The multi-tenancy support needs to be improved. We need to have the ability to manage several different environments from one central point of administration.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use a different solution, however, it was so long ago, I don't recall the name. It's been ten years. The switch of technology made us originally switch solutions.

What other advice do I have?

We're using the latest version of the solution. We have a business relationship with Microsoft. However, we are only a customer. I'd recommend this solution to other companies. It's been quite good to us overall. I'd rate the solution four out of ten.
Real User
Mid Platform Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Apr 16 2020

What is most valuable?

I like the operation perspective that enables our team to carry out actions quickly. For example, the OS deployment, upgrades and remote control.

What needs improvement?

We recently carried out a complex implementation and I was part of the official design team for that project. The most difficult area we faced was the requirement of having one central system center that deployed in one domain, capable of managing and controlling the end user devices. We were using authentication based on certificates and it was difficult to do the work based on certificates from… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this product a nine out of 10.
Ovidiu Popescu
Real User
Information Security Officer at AXSYS
May 07 2020

What do you think of Microsoft System Center?

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution internally. We use it to manage all of the devices across the organization. 

How has it helped my organization?

The deployment and asset management features are the most valuable. These are the product's main features.  It has other features like remote sharing but we don't use those features.  It's a mature product. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable. We have some bugs but it's stable. It doesn't break every day. It works. Like other applications, it has a lot of bugs but they're manageable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. Scalability doesn't need any improvement. I…

What is Microsoft System Center?

System Center helps customers realize the benefits of the Microsoft Cloud Platform by delivering unified management. Experience fast time-to-value with out-of-the-box monitoring, provisioning, configuration, automation, protection and self-service.
Microsoft System Center customers
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