System Center

T15 System Center and the Modern Datacenter: A Tactical Briefing

August 12th, 2014

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Level: Introductory

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


The idea of "automation" has become a literal definition for "the modern datacenter". You can't have one without the other. But automation in a well-oiled, production datacenter is far more than just a few PowerShell scripts. Today's datacenters demand configuration control and monitoring. They require orchestration, and they absolutely need coordination between teams of administrators.

These and the modern datacenter's other tasks are the reason for System Center's existence. System Center brings rational and measurable control to otherwise-chaotic datacenter management. More than the sum of its individual parts, System Center's components work best when they're integrated together.

Greg Shields has been working with System Center's components since before there was a System Center. He's put together a 75-minute tactical briefing on System Center's impacts to the modern datacenter: Where it fits, where it yet fails, and exactly where your IT organization needs to be. Whether you're yet to start with System Center, have implemented a few of its components, or just want to get more from your investment, attend this session and learn the System Center automation tactics that'll make you invaluable.

You will learn:

  • Up-to-the-minute tactical briefing on System Center's role in your modern datacenter
  • About the added advantages of System Center's integration between components. With System Center, 1 + 1 can equal > 2
  • Bring your questions about best practices and measurable returns on a System Center investment