Managing 3, 6, 9, 1 million machines can be a nightmare for any IT department; but even more so for small businesses with little to no IT staff on site. With Microsoft System Center or Microsoft Intune management of devices can be a breeze!

360-IT will asses your current environment to determine what "management" solution is best fit for you based on a few different factors such as: quantity of devices, amount of users, cloud or on-prem, and and scope of management features requested.

After our assessment a recommendation will be made whether 360-IT suggests you use System Center using specific components or Intune for cloud based mobile device management you can be rest assured that the recommendation will based on your needs.

Like our recommendation? Then deployment is the next step! 360-IT will begin the deployment of either solution from start to finish with you involved/updated along the way.

Want 360-IT to manage your environment using System Center or Intune? Not a problem! With our managed service contract we are able to provide you with "internal IT" level support and managed with out the need of a dedicated IT staff in house.


What is System Center?

System Center is a suite of applications and services that enable businesses to manage, monitor, deploy, and backup their production environment. These “services” are broken into multiple management consoles with an easy to use interface.

Components:

Operations Manager enables you to monitor services, devices, and operations for many computers in a single console. Operators can gain rapid insight into the state of the IT environment and the IT services running across different systems and workloads by using numerous views that show state, health, and performance information, as well as alerts generated for availability, performance, configuration and security situations.

  • Infrastructure and application monitoring and alerting
  • Microsoft and 3rd party workload monitoring
  • Cloud monitoring including Azure
  • System state, health, and performance information

Configuration Manager increases IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and letting you focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity by providing the right software at the right time. Configuration Manager helps you deliver more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

  • Flexible OS deployment
  • Compliance and settings management
  • Asset intelligence and inventory
  • Application Delivery
  • Patch Management
  • Client health and monitoring
  • Device Management

Virtual Machine Manager is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.

  • VM and private cloud management
  • Storage and network management
  • Heterogeneous VM host support
  • Template driven workload deployment

Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. Orchestrator enables you automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment.

  • Workflow automation
  • Visual Runbook authoring
  • Cross-platform workflow integration

Data Protection Manager is an enterprise backup system. Using DPM you can backup (copy) data from a source location to a target secondary location. If original data is unavailable because of planned or unexpected issues, you can restore data from the secondary location. Using DPM you can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system.

  • Centralized backup for VMs and applications
  • Item-level recovery for VMs
  • Archiving backup data to Azure

Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization’s IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset lifecycle management.

  • Service catalog
  • Self-service request portal
  • Release and SLA management
  • Data warehousing and reporting
  • Incident and change requests

App Controller provides a common self-service experience that can help you easily configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds.

  • Cross cloud provisioning
  • VM and application self-service

Endpoint Protection provides an antimalware and security solution for the Microsoft platform.

  • Malware protection, identification, and remediation

*This information is from the Microsoft System Center Components site and is current as of 7/21/2015


What is Intune?

Microsoft Intune provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud. Using Intune, organizations can provide their employees with access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while helping to keep corporate information secure.

Check out this great introductory video from Microsoft on Intune: