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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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CarlosDe La Rosa
Real User
IT Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 14 2018

What is most valuable?

* Platform integration * Native tools for a Windows environment * Low learning curve * Administrators can use almost all its features out-of-the-box.

How has it helped my organization?

* The IT environment aligned to SLAs. * System Center helps to create the basis for ITIL alignment. * Many processes could be implemented out-of-the-box, and this helped to adopt processes in areas which we lacked.

What needs improvement?

The following need to be improved: * GUI * Responsiveness * Mobile environments * Platform performance. It still demands high computing resources.

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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.
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