Microsoft System Center Overview

Microsoft System Center is the #11 ranked solution in our list of top Application Infrastructure tools. It is most often compared to Oracle SOA Suite: Microsoft System Center vs Oracle SOA Suite

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 is also known as MS System Center, MS System Center, MS System Center.

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Microsoft System Center Customers
Kassen_rztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein, Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Adeka, QualCare, Aeriandi, UniCredit Bank d.d., Mostar, Allianz Australia Ltd., Grupo Familia
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CarlosDe La Rosa
IT Solutions Architect at Grupo Novandi
Real User
Top 20
Administrators can use almost all its features out-of-the-box

What is our primary use case?

We use it for the following purposes: * Infrastructure management and inventory collection (hardware and software). * Infrastructure monitoring integrating Windows Server, as well as other platforms. * Ticketing for our help desk.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "The platform performance and responsiveness need improvement. It still demands high computing resources."
ITCS user
Docente de Certificaciones Microsoft at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Management Packs help implement best practices, but needs more flexible reporting

Pros and Cons

  • "Managment Packs for Microsoft-specific products, help us implement the best practices for each product."
  • "The detail in the alarms is great."
  • "Less server consumption would help, as would better, more flexible reports."

What other advice do I have?

Don't install all the Management Packs at the same time; this is key.
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ITCS user
Microsoft System Engineer at Summit Technology Solution
Vendor
We've implemented some of its family of features, such as SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM, and DPM, which have been valuable to us. But, the DPM function could be improved compared to its backup competitors.
One Really powerfull product is System Center. With my team we implemented the System Center family such as SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM, and DPM System Center is a full product that can work together and do a lot of cool things such as monitoring ٍservers and even non-Microsoft products such as routers, switches and Linux machines using System Center Operation Manager. You can use SCOM to send emails or view very detailed alerts or even take an action (although this will need some configuration with System Center Orchestrator). You can do many things with SCOM and be aware of every component in your infrastructure environment. I consider SCOM the second powerful server in the system center family. With System Center Configuration manager you can Manage PCS and servers, keep their software…
it_user6648
Owner at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
System Center 2012 SP1 is one hell of an infrastructure management suite

What other advice do I have?

System Center 2012 SP1 is one hell of infrastructure management suite. With careful planning and installation of key components, you can take control of your entire environment.
it_user5868
Senior Manager of System Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Integrates great with other Microsoft products, but for non-MS products it's a challenge

Valuable Features:

Integrates great with other Microsoft Products.

Room for Improvement:

Have had challenges to integrate with Non-Microsoft Products.
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