SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Simplifies Server Administration

SUSE works with Microsoft to help customers reduce costs, save time and minimize risk

ORLANDO, Fla. — SUSECon 2013 - SUSE® today announced the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, giving system administrators running Windows and Linux servers a single, central console for managing their virtual and physical environments, maintaining patch health, and deploying required updates. The integrated console helps customers reduce infrastructure costs, save management time and minimize risk of maintenance errors.

"Heterogeneous infrastructure is a reality in today's data centers, and ease of management across systems is critical to customer success," said Mike Schutz, general manager of Product Marketing at Microsoft. "With the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, the same console that systems administrators use to view Windows and Linux server health information can also be used to perform Linux patching duties. This frees administrators to concentrate time and resources on strategic priorities of their organizations."

Tight integration between SUSE Manager and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 allows system administrators to use a single console to check server update status to ensure their health and security and get alerts for all outdated or critical updates. They can also schedule maintenance windows to run updates on a specific server as well as provision new machines based on templates in SUSE Manager. SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center is another step in increased interoperability via SUSE management tools, helping systems operate across on-premise and cloud infrastructures.

Michael Miller, SUSE vice president of global alliances and marketing, said, "Microsoft and SUSE have been working together since 2006 to develop interoperable solutions that enable customers to get more out of their mixed Windows and Linux environments. The SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center clearly demonstrates both partners' commitment to meeting the operating requirements of real-world customers in their mixed-technology environments."

For pricing and additional information about SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, visit Today's announcement was made at SUSECon 2013, being held Nov. 12-15 in Orlando.

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