How Microsoft OMS simplifies IT’s chaotic times

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As the world of IT is transforming at an unprecedented rate, enterprise technology leaders want to find a simpler way to manage everything. And they don’t want that solution to be limited to a single operating system, cloud provider or environment type. Your company doesn’t fit a pre-baked template, so why should your management tool? OMS can be that tool.

OMS is the solution for a complicated IT world

Our cloud experts just wrapped up a 1-hour webinar all about Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). In it, we discussed how it’s a simplified enterprise management suite for any enterprise – designed to manage and protect all your environments, regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors or cloud provider.

Watch webinar and download the presentation deck:

Simply put, it’s a comprehensive set of ready-made tools and solutions to use when managing cloud services. It offers options that actually fit cloud services rather than just cloud-aware versions of the usual System Center options.

And, it’s not just for managing Azure; it works with any instance in Amazon Web Services and other clouds, managing Windows Server, Linux, VMware and OpenStack. Plus, you can integrate with your own servers including Linux hosts as well as PowerShell DSC nodes.

Why OMS?

OMS delivers a rich set of ready-made solutions that help you manage and protect your workloads.

Here are four key tools enterprises will find useful:

Log Analytics: a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution tailored for IT operations teams. This service uses the power of Azure to collect, store and analyze log data from virtually anywhere. Data from Windows Server or Linux source, from any datacenter or cloud, is turned into real-time operational intelligence to help you make better-informed decisions.

The key benefit here is letting you spot problems fast and troubleshoot quickly, thanks to its effortless centralized log collection, integrated search and custom dashboards for analysis.

Backup and Recovery:  a unified solution for protecting your critical systems and applications. It offers cloud integrated backup and easy to manage recovery points. This gives you reliable business continuity for both physical and virtual machines, on-premise and in the cloud.

Security and compliance: OMS enhances security and compliance by quickly recognizing missing system updates and assessing the health of workloads like SQL and Active DirectoryIt also collects security related events for future audits and breech analysis and can help you pinpoint operational issues across your environment.

IT automation: One of the most crucial utilities with OMS is its automation capabilities. With it, you can automate complex operations and take control of your environment by making operational issues simpler.

Getting started with OMS and common concerns

With a solution such as OMS, there will be natural concerns related to cost and security. However, there are many easy and cost effective ways to get you started.

Watch the video above to get answers to your most burning questions.

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