Understanding Microsoft Operations Management Suite
At Valto, we help our clients to maximise the benefits of migrating key applications and services to Microsoft Azure. Our fully qualified Azure Consultants work closely with organisations to understand their requirements and provide a fully managed solution that suits their needs today and scales to support their long term commercial objectives.
Internal teams are a key part of achieving the goals of a long term IT Strategy, and we support them in their aims by providing access to the tools and technologies that allow them to manage their Azure environment correctly and control costs.
Operations Management Suite provides a range of features that assist in the day to day running of Azure and allows greater control and access to information about the service to make it run more efficiently.
Key Features of OMS
More than Just Cloud Management
While Operations Management Suite runs in Azure, it also allows your team to access analytics from a local on-premise environment. By combining data from both cloud and on-premise environments, you get greater insight into how resources are being used and you can also control elements such as Azure Backup and Site Recovery to support local services.
Fully Featured Azure Management Suite
The core functions of Operations Management Suite run in Azure and allow you to handle most day to day management scenarios through their services.
- Site Recovery
- Log Analytics
- Back Up
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Site Recovery is the basis for controlling business continuity. The service allows the replication of both virtual and physical machines into Azure.
Operations Management Suite contributes to your disaster recovery and business continuity strategy through failover, replication, and recovery of machines. You can choose a datacentre or use Azure and integrate the suite into other recovery mechanism including SQL Service AlwaysOn.
Full Log Analytics
The Log Analytics component of OMS provides monitoring services across all resources through a central repository.
All of your data can be provided through the Operations Management Suite API and then used for alerts, analysis or export into other applications. You can combine data from different environments and view it in custom reports tailored to match your own KPIs.
Azure Back Up
Azure Backup is the integrated component of Operations Management Suite that underpins data backup and restore services for your environment.
Under Azure Backup, your application data is protected and retained. There are minimal operating costs for running backup, and it can handle data from both physical and virtual machines and applications including SQL and SharePoint.
Azure Backup can be used by the Data Protection Manager in System Center to replicate protected data for redundancy. Your recovery data is stored in a vault and can be replicated across regions for added resiliency.
Azure Automation provides configuration management and process automation to Operations Management Suite. It reduces workload for IT Staff on day to day management tasks by automating many of the manual processes through changes to the configuration of physical and virtual machines.
Manual processes are automated using Runbooks based on PowerShell scripts and workflows. these Runbooks offer process automation for various services in the suite.
the flexibility of the Azure Automation platform gives you the ability to create Runbooks to meet your needs including backups and exporting data for further analysis.
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