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Stay in control of your IT — across your environment and platforms. Simplify the deployment, configuration, management, and monitoring of your infrastructure and virtualized Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), while increasing agility and performance. Deploy and manage your SDDC with a comprehensive solution for networking, storage, compute, and security. Free up your organization and increase efficiency with automated workflow processes and self-service options. Infrastructure and workload monitoring — diagnose and troubleshoot infrastructure, workload, or application issues to maintain reliability and high performance. Improve your IT operations with Microsoft Systems Center solutions that ease the monitoring, automation, and provisioning of your SDDC. Plus, integrate Microsoft Operations Management Suite to get visibility and management in the cloud. Get the insights you need with workload and infrastructure monitoring.

Microsoft Systems Center offers a comprehensive set of data center management capabilities. Infrastructure provisioning — seamlessly deploy, configure, and manage your SDDC infrastructure across compute, networking, storage, and security. Infrastructure monitoring — diagnose and troubleshoot hardware infrastructure, workload, or application issues before they result in costly downtime or slow performance. Seamlessly deploy, configure, and manage your SDDC infrastructure across compute, networking, storage, and security. Plus, take advantage of cloud ready Microsoft Windows Server capabilities — including Nano Servers, shielded virtual machines, and efficient, software-defined networking and storage solutions. Today’s organizations are adopting hybrid cloud to extend their IT infrastructure for better flexibility and scalability, while ensuring the compliance and stability of their workloads.


Microsoft Systems Center — Unified Data Center And Cloud Management

Microsoft Systems Center delivers a unified experience for data center and cloud management to help customers modernize their apps and data centers. With Microsoft Systems Center tools, you can effectively manage virtual environments for on premises and cloud; monitor health and performance; support service level agreements; automate tasks; and protect your data. Provision and manage enterprise resources — including physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure — to meet different business requirements. Get business workload scalability, high availability, and performance across single or multiple tenants with Microsoft Systems Center provisioning capabilities on a heterogeneous platform. This includes provisioning of compute, storage, and network resources. Effectively manage virtual environments at scale.  A top of mind customer requirement is around virtualizing top-tier applications. Microsoft continuously contributes to taking Open Source Software (OSS) support to the next level.

Microsoft Azure Management

Microsoft Systems Center is a unified solution to provision and manage virtual machines running within the data center or the Microsoft  Azure environment. It also enables the migration of virtual machines from on premises to Azure infrastructure. With Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM), Microsoft Systems Center provides migration of on premises physical and virtual machines to the cloud for retention and disaster recovery. Data backed up to DPM can be stored on tape, on disk, or backed up to Azure with Microsoft Azure Backup. 50% savings on backup storage (1.6 PB to 850TB) Microsoft Systems Center. Microsoft provides unified provisioning and management of virtual machines across the on premises or Azure environment. Microsoft Systems Center provides insights into both the infrastructure and application levels. It offers monitoring for workloads deployed in either Windows Server or non Windows Server environments.

Increase Efficiency With Automated Processes And Self Service

Automate any datacenter task to reduce errors and increase speed using built-in orchestration and IT Service Management. Offer self-service capabilities through an intuitive web portal and highly efficient service management. Reduce complexity with infrastructure provisioning. Seamlessly deploy, configure, and manage your Software-Defined datacenter infrastructure across compute, networking, storage, and security. Plus, take advantage of cloud—ready Windows Server 2016 capabilities — including Nano Servers, shielded virtual machines, and efficient, Software-Defined networking and storage solutions. Monitor health, capacity, and usage to diagnose and troubleshoot issues across applications, workloads, and your infrastructure — before they result in costly downtime or slow performance. Access rich analytics and insights using native integration with Operations Management Suite.
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Active Directory

Connect Microsoft Active Directory and other on-premises directories to Azure Active Directory in just a few clicks and maintain a consistent set of users, groups, passwords, and devices across both environments. Azure Active Directory Connect will integrate your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory. This allows you to provide a common identity for your users for Office 365, Azure, and SaaS applications integrated with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources. Azure Active Directory Connect is made up of three primary components: the synchronization services, the optional Active Directory Federation Services component, and the monitoring component named Azure Active Directory Connect Health.

Azure Services

Adopt hybrid cloud computing on your terms, and meet your business and technical requirements with the right combination of cloud and on-premises deployment models for your needs. Consistent Azure IaaS services go far beyond traditional virtualization. Virtual Machine Scale Sets enable rapid deployments with true auto-scaling for modern workloads. Consistent Azure PaaS services bring hybrid deployment choice and portability to cloud applications. Run fully managed PaaS and serverless computing on-premises, and deploy and operate Azure IaaS and PaaS services using the same tools as Azure.

Like developers, apps come in all sizes. Apps once thought impossible due to scale, complexity, or because they simply couldn’t be imagined, are now a reality with Azure. With our developer guide, you’ll see how our comprehensive set of app platform services can fit your needs, helping you navigate the architectural approaches and most common design patterns you face when building modern applications. And because Azure is constantly evolving, sign up to be notified of updates to the guide to ensure you make the most of any new Azure service.

Azure Stack

Bring the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to your on-premises environment with Azure Stack. This extension of Azure allows you to modernize your applications across hybrid cloud environments, balancing flexibility and control. Plus, developers can build applications using a consistent set of Azure services and DevOps processes and tools, then collaborate with operations to deploy to the location that best meets your business, technical, and regulatory requirements.

Pre-built solutions from the Azure Marketplace, including open source tools and technologies, allow developers to speed up new cloud application development. Maximize productivity by empowering developers to build and deploy applications the same way whether apps run on Azure or Azure Stack. Just like Azure, Azure Stack supports a broad range of development tools and open source application platforms, languages, and frameworks including Java, Python, Node.js, and PHP.


Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through our global network of datacenters. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice. Choose how you deploy Azure — connecting cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open source technologies — for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.

Use the tools and open source technologies you already know and trust, because Azure supports a broad selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices. Azure offers hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management, and across the data platform. Bring Azure capabilities to your datacenter with Azure Stack. Leverage the Azure portal, PowerShell, and DevOps tools experience and app model across the cloud and on-premises.


Azure is built on the premise that for you to control Microsoft own customer data in the cloud, you require visibility into that data. You must know where it is stored. You must also know, through clearly stated and readily available policies and procedures, how Microsoft helps secure customer data, who can access it, and under what circumstances. And don’t take Microsoft word for it; you can review the third-party audits and certifications that confirm that Microsoft meets the standards Microsoft sets. By combining Microsoft global threat intelligence and expertise, with insights into cloud security-related events across your Azure deployments, Security Center helps you detect threats early and reduce false positives.

Cloud security alerts give you insights into the attack, including related events and impacted resources, and suggest ways to remediate issues and recover quickly. Take control of cloud security with policy-driven monitoring of security configurations and ind threats with behavioral analysis based on global intelligence and expertise. Azure provides the security state of all of your Azure resources.


As employees bring their personal devices to work and adopt readily available SaaS applications, maintaining control over their applications across corporate data centers and public cloud platforms has become a significant challenge. Enterprise Mobility And Security has extended it's offerings to provide you with a powerful set of cloud based identity and access management solutions on Azure Active Directory. Increase productivity and reduce helpdesk costs with self-service and single sign on experiences — employees are more productive when they have a single username and password to remember and a consistent experience from every device.

They also save time when they can perform self-service tasks like resetting a forgotten password, or requesting access to an application, without waiting for assistance from the helpdesk. Microsoft Identity and Access Management solutions help IT protect access to applications and resources across the corporate data center and into the cloud, enabling additional levels of validation such as multi factor authentication and conditional access policies.