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  • PRB-BDM Powerpoint template 06/06/09 15:03 This is an overview deck of System Center’s data center solutions
  • Data Center Optimization With Microsoft System Center Son Vu

    1. 1. Optimizing Your Data Center Using Microsoft System Center Vu Nguyen Cao Son EPG Technical Specialist [email_address] www.CaoSonBlog.com
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The Changing Data Center </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft’s Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions for the Data Center </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and Conclusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Changes Affecting the Data Center
    4. 4. Data Center Pressures
    5. 5. Dynamic IT and the Optimized Data Center Unified & Virtualized Process-Led , Model-Driven Service-Enabled User-Focused Infrastructure Optimization Models
    6. 6. Dynamic IT Management <ul><li>Use knowledge-based, automated in-line tasks to deliver rapid, high quality service </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize the use of the IT department’s existing Windows Server expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the box, build on deep domain knowledge from both Microsoft and our strong partner community </li></ul><ul><li>Implement templated best practices through Solution Accelerators </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce complexity through seamless management of logical IT environments </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your virtual environments down to the application level </li></ul><ul><li>Improve visibility and control through integrated management </li></ul><ul><li>Manage multi-hypervisor technologies and monitor cross-platform environments </li></ul>
    7. 7. Management Moves Front and Center <ul><li>Servers must be configured and optimized </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing power and space concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Greater number of deployments and updates </li></ul><ul><li>Must support compliance, process and controls </li></ul><ul><li>More internal and external pressures </li></ul><ul><li>Access drives security and protection </li></ul><ul><li>Must ensure business continuity and dependable recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized assets drives disaster contingency </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization for business continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Must be available and responsive </li></ul><ul><li>Higher service levels demanded </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of interoperability and openness </li></ul>
    8. 8. Data Center Management Solutions <ul><li>Automated Provisioning and Updating of Physical and Virtual Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Server Consolidation Through Virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive Platform Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Application & Service Level Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable and Extensible Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration Controls and Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized Security Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Security & Identity and Access Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Business Continuity Thru Virtualization Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Backup and Recovery of Physical and Virtual Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery </li></ul>Configuration Management End to End Monitoring Server Compliance Data Protection and Recovery
    9. 9. Solutions begin with System Center technologies Integration with Microsoft applications and platform broaden the value Software partner ecosystem extends it Best practices and experience gets it done Data Center Management Solutions Configuration Management End to End Monitoring Server Compliance Data Protection and Recovery
    10. 10. Configuration Management Automated provisioning and server consolidation <ul><li>Power, space and maintenance costs forcing more efficient use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Dispersed servers and applications difficult to manage and update resulting in higher costs and underutilized systems </li></ul>Power consumption was a top priority. “We understood that if we consolidated servers we would reduce energy consumption, [System Center is a] one-stop, single-point approach to managing hundreds of Virtual Server–based virtual machines and all the hosts, while also easily performing physical-to-virtual migrations.” - Jason Foster, Systems Architect Sr. Manager of Technology at Continental. Configuration Management Capabilities Challenges Addressed <ul><li>Manage virtual machines to consolidate physical servers </li></ul><ul><li>Centralize, automate and manage both physical and virtual server software deployments in the data center </li></ul>
    11. 11. Configuration Management Automated provisioning and server consolidation <ul><li>Manage virtual machines to consolidate physical servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify candidates servers and do quick physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual conversion for server consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective and secure patching and upgrading of VM’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control VM sprawl by consolidating workloads, moving virtual machines, and shutting down unneeded virtual hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance and best practice services to reduce server sprawl and improve virtualization management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Centralize, automate and manage both physical and virtual server software deployments in the data center </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity planning and resource optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Quick provisioning of operating systems, applications, patches and updates on both physical and virtual servers </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance and tools for planning and server deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date inventory and visibility of the servers and applications which reside in the data center </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance and best practice services for configuration management optimization to streamline IT operations </li></ul>
    12. 12. End to End Monitoring Proactive platform, application and service-level monitoring <ul><li>Unintended configuration changes resulting in greater cost and risk </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous mix of services, applications and servers causing inability to find root cause and increased downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing service level agreements difficult to meet </li></ul>End to End Monitoring Capabilities Challenges Addressed “ I can provide our system administrators with more in-depth monitoring and more explicit alerting. We can configure server reports to show downtime warnings, downtime events, and the start time and end time of every occurrence. We can also quickly learn why a server experienced downtime—whether it was a power outage, a hardware or software malfunction, or a server maintenance issue.” - Paul Johnson, Windows Monitoring Architect & Systems Engineer, Gates Corp. <ul><li>Availability, performance, and configuration monitoring to proactively address IT issues </li></ul><ul><li>Deep application and service -level monitoring </li></ul>
    13. 13. End to End Monitoring Proactive platform, application and service-level monitoring <ul><li>Availability, performance, and configuration monitoring to proactively address IT issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor multiple platforms (e.g. Windows, Linux, and UNIX) for both your physical and virtual servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactively keep systems up and running with best-practice knowledge on how to resolve problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow configuration change monitoring by identifying configuration errors and changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagram data center operations and visualize status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on status of configuration and system issues affecting availability, performance, and reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deep application and service -level monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor service levels across applications and IT processes through operational IT service views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track and report service levels through dashboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend to monitor non-Microsoft applications with partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance and best practice services to meet service-level goals and improve IT productivity </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Server Compliance Configuration controls and centralized audit of system security <ul><li>Regulations and business policies mandating configuration and security controls are enforced </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing demands to retain security event information to improve security and meet compliance needs </li></ul>Server Compliance Capabilities Challenges Addressed “ SAS 70 is a huge initiative for us with regard to our data centers and all of our applications, and SOX is obviously important as well. With [System Center] my team has reduced the amount of time that we spend collecting security log information, for example, we just completed an investigation and pulled the security report in less than 5 minutes. In the past it would have taken days.” - Jeff Skelton, Manager, Enterprise Management Center, Stewart <ul><li>Create, maintain and report on configuration controls for the data center environment </li></ul><ul><li>Gather and report security related events </li></ul><ul><li>Manage identities, access and improve security in the data center </li></ul>
    15. 15. Server Compliance Configuration controls and centralized audit of system security <ul><li>Create, maintain and report configuration controls for the data center environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish desired configuration states and assess server compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess potential datacenter vulnerabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide visibility into the status of compliance with configuration controls to support internal and regulatory compliance efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gather and report security related events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect events for reporting and tracking on such areas as user access audit, account lockouts, privilege changes, asset inventory and regulatory compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup and store data to meet data retention policies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage identities, access and improve security in the data center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily Manage passwords, privileges, and user provisioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Securely protect the data center IT infrastructure from malware and viruses on Windows Server </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Data Protection and Recovery Backup and restore & business continuity through virtualization <ul><li>Demand for business continuity driving increased costs related to geoclustering and new technology investments </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized data centers causing more risk of downtime and data loss in the event of a disaster or outage </li></ul>Data Protection and Recovery Capabilities Challenges Addressed “ We really liked the looks of [System Center] for three key reasons, its disk-to-disk-to-tape design, the fact that we could eliminate full backups altogether and simply take snapshots, and its disaster recovery features.” - Ed Olson, Lead Windows Infrastructure Engineer, AutoNation <ul><li>Ensure business continuity and responsiveness with server virtualization management </li></ul><ul><li>Recover and restore physical and virtual environments after an outage, data loss or corruption </li></ul>
    17. 17. Data Protection and Recovery Backup and restore & business continuity through virtualization <ul><li>Ensure business continuity and responsiveness with server virtualization management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute workloads over locations to ensure continuous and uninterrupted business operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide replication and movement of virtual machines and applications for planned backups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recover and restore physical and virtual environments after an outage, data loss or corruption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows backup and recover of mission critical workloads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform continuous data protection using integrated disk and tape media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable rapid and reliable recovery from disk as well as long term data protection through tape based backup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recover both physical and virtual systems after an outage, data loss or corruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows geoclustering for disaster recovery and business continuance by physically separating cluster nodes </li></ul></ul>data center A data center B backup and restore
    18. 18. Data Center Solution Benefits <ul><li>Integrated Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unified user interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage physical and virtual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage Microsoft and non-Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimized Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve efficiency and reduce costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quicker time to value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available and Responsive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased uptime through knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend and interoperate to non-Microsoft technologies </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>System Center has solutions to meet the changing data center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To meet the data center’s needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>power management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>server consolidation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provisioning and updating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>high availability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>service level monitoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>audit and compliance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>business continuance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>disaster recovery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To deliver quick ROI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>integrated solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>deep knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>best practices skills and tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In an easy to acquire, high value Suite for server management </li></ul></ul>Conclusion
    20. 20. Managing the Server Lifecycle
    21. 21. © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.

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