Microsoft System Center Advisor Beta (formerly Microsoft codename “Atlanta”) is a cloud service that enables IT professionals to assess their server configuration and proactively avoid problems. With System Center Advisor, support staff are able to resolve issues faster by accessing current and historical configuration data, all with the security features that meet their needs.
Additionally, System Center Advisor helps reduce downtime by providing suggestions for improvement, and notifying customers of key updates specific to their configuration.
Think of it this way: “At Microsoft, we spend a lot of time developing best practices, whitepapers, and Knowledge Base articles (KBs) to ensure you know how we test and validate configurations and how you can achieve the best performance and efficiency from your deployments. We want to take that knowledge and make it easier for IT to access. With System Center Advisor, we’ve created a Windows Azure service so you can log into System Center Advisor from anywhere (no need to install anything on premise, except the Operations Manager Agent on the server) and manage your service. From there, System Center Advisor can examine your system and determine if you’re running your service optimally. It’ll recommend KBs, point out missing updates, and make QFE recommendations. Furthermore, the knowledge in Advisor is coming directly from the Microsoft product teams and will be updated regularly,” stated Microsoft.
Finally, because System Center Advisor is a Cloud Service you get true anywhere access and will automatically scale to the size of your business. This is what the cloud is all about.
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