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154 C H A P T E R 7 | Systems management Although this might not seem like an example of real infrastructure today, the modern enterprise is evolving. Customers can be anywhere, and if you come from an environment where you host your systems based out of a region that is far away from a customer base, their end-user experience will not be good. Suppose that you host your central datacenters in the United States and you have offices and customers in India. The user experience will be bad because of the inherent distance- based latency alone. Let's further suppose that you decide to not use the cloud to host your applications and instead decide to open a local datacenter in India. What happens then is you duplicate your management structure and the system becomes more complex to manage. There are multiple scenarios we could discuss which highlight the evolving nature of IT and how to manage it. When designing System Center 2016, a key focus was to address the Contoso scenario but not just from managing on-premises out to the cloud, but in either direction. Another key area was how to keep up with cloud cadence, the investment to keep System Center 2016 up to date and move at the speed of the cloud is considerable, but making investments to have a hybrid relationship between a management solution based in the cloud and on-premises investments make sense. In the next section, we will look at Operations Management Suite which can help us take this journey Operations Management Suite By John McCabe Operations Management Suite (OMS) is a cloud-based management solution that can complement on-premises investments in System Center 2016 or stand independently. Figure 7-2 shows how you can manage multivendor environments and get the best experience possible by combining System Center 2016 and OMS to manage your hybrid IT world. Figure 7-2: Using System Center 2016 and OMS to manage a multivendor environment Before diving into how we can take advantage of the capabilities of OMS and System Center 2016, let's describe what's available in OMS. OMS can be divided into the following four primary areas: Focus area Description Log analytics Search for patterns, identify problems across a multitude of different log sources and provide real-time insights into what is happening in your environment. Integrate into Microsoft PowerBI dashboards for powerful visualizations. IT automation Automate simple and complex tasks in your IT environment; directly integrate with applications and provide source control for your automation environment; connect and manage resources across datacenters. Backup and recovery Back up your workloads directly to the cloud and use the cloud as a recovery point. Alternatively, replicate your workloads from VMware or Hyper-V and use the cloud as a recovery site.

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