Microsoft System Center: Update Quickly and Efficiently
August 12, 2019

Microsoft System Center: Update Quickly and Efficiently

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft System Center

We use Microsoft System Center to automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in our Azure Pack environment. It is being used by our entire organization and it allows us to be more streamlined and solves some of the challenges that we were having. It also helps our IT diagnose and troubleshoot infrastructure, workload, or application issues.
  • Provides our users the ability to deploy and manage our own datacenter based on defined software with understandable solutions for storage, compute, networking and security.
  • We are able to update at once all the computers from all departments without having to install the OS on every computer.
  • It allows us to have everything in one place for database management and datacenter inspection as well.
  • Implementation was a struggle, and although I was not here for it, that is what most people said.
  • It is not user-friendly, not easy for someone who has not used it before.
  • It has been a great solution for our team and we have really seen the ROI.
  • We are able to update quicker and be more proactive versus reactive when it comes to updates.
  • Improved security.
It is not user-friendly for the most part. With IT infrastructure, sometimes it cannot handle excess requests. Every few months, you will need an upgrade in terms of server resources to keep up with incoming alerts and requests. This does not happen all of the time, but it does happen when there are too many requests.
If I had to dislike something about the system it would be how much it changes once you upgrade. This could be more of a problem of mine since I get used to one way and don't like it when it changes so much. I am enjoying the newest update, but it is a mess when you are actually going through the upgrades.
I would say Microsoft System Center and Oracle were about the same. Oracle seemed to be a little more user-friendly, but for the most part, they are both comparable.
Microsoft System Center improves our company's overall organization and increases efficiency with its automated workflow process and self-serve options. It is also fully stable and is able to diagnose and troubleshoot infrastructure, workload or application issues in order to maintain always reliability and great performance the majority of the time.

I don't think it would be a great use-case for smaller companies of less than 25 users.