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Overview: HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center


Managing an ever-growing infrastructure can be challenging as customers rely more and more on IT to run their businesses. The complexity of this can be simply overwhelming! Growth and success hinge on driving innovation in order to refocus your view on information technology and see it as a way to drive competitive differentiation.


HP has extended its long-term partnership with Microsoft to deliver new solutions built on the next-generation infrastructure-to-application model—designed to greatly simplify the technology environment and advance your customer’s move to cloud computing.


Today, let’s take a few minutes to talk about HP Insight Controlfor Microsoft System Center. HP and Microsoft recognize that it is the management tools that really enable customers to take control of their IT management challenges. One example of this is the integration of Microsoft System Center and HP Insight Control. This integration provides easy to use tools that allow customers to manage their physical and virtual environments from a single pane of glass. This means customers won’t have to use one set of tools to manage their physical infrastructure while using another set to manage their virtual environment.


HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center extends the best-managed ProLiant experience for customers who have standardized on a Microsoft System Center management platform. Since Insight Control for Microsoft System Center is included with HP Insight Control, there is no additional software to purchase. This is another great reason to include HP Insight Control licenses with every ProLiant server sale you make!


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These components integrate directly into the Microsoft System Center consoles, so customers don’t have to spend the time and effort to learn new tools. They also help with the entire lifecycle management, including proactive monitoring and management, quick and reliable deployment, and simplified driver and firmware updates. With HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center, customers are not only able to respond to their business needs, but they are also able to free up valuable resources that help drive the business.


By integrating the server management features of HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem into Microsoft System Center consoles, server administrators can gain greater control of their server infrastructure and take advantage of the deep insight and precise control provided by the HP extensions to Microsoft System Center. This provides consistency for software deployment and updates, and enables a faster response in the event of server failure, reducing the risk of downtime and resulting in increased IT staff efficiency and additional cost saving while leaving more time for innovative IT projects that always seem to fall under the cut line.


And remember, the whole thing is tied together with management tools. Therefore, if customers are using Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization on ProLiant, the logical management toolset is Microsoft System Center combined with HP Insight Control.


A virtualized environment by itself simply cannot provide the benefits to the customer without the proper management tools. Including Insight Control licenses with each ProLiant server sale provides not only the Insight Control for Microsoft System Center integrations, but also provides a full suite of essential server management that unleashes the management capabilities built into every HP ProLiant server.


The strength of HP and Microsoft’s over 25 years of collaboration is evident in the strong management tool integration that both extends and complements Microsoft System Center. Working together with HP and Microsoft, we can help customers realize the tangible benefits of virtualization today.


For more information about Insight Control for System Center, including links to demos and documentation, go to


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