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Today’s modern datacenter is at a bigger inflection point that at any point in the past and systems management has become more complex that it ever was. Some of the traditional challenges for IT administrators have included the need to manage hardware inventory, the deployment of Microsoft and third-party software updates as well as the need to manage software licenses and inventory. In addition, today’s IT administrator also needs to deal with the cloud, the hybrid cloud, the software defined datacenter, containers and hyper converged infrastructure. In this webcast you’ll hear about the primary system management challenges that IT administrators face today — and some strategies for dealing with them.

This webcast will cover:

  • Managing both Windows and Linux
  • Integrated management for physical and virtual systems
  • Preparing for containers
  • The problems of patching
  • Ongoing monitoring and capacity planning
  • Deploying and updating applications
  • Keeping on top of inventory and licensing

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Michael Otey is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro and is president of TECA a technical writing, content creation, software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael is a former SQL Server Microsoft MVP. He covers the topics of data center, SQL Server, Windows Server, hardware, storage, Azure, systems management, VMware vSphere, virtualization, containers, PowerShell and .NET development. Michael has written hundreds of technical articles and a dozen technical books. He does frequent webcasts, is a frequent presenter at IT/Dev Connections and other technical conferences.

Ty Seager is a Sales Engineer at Quest. He has 15+ years of experience in IT, Support, and Sales focusing on managing systems and servers within both the public and private sector. His background includes: Endpoint Security, Systems Management, Privilege Management, Imaging, Software Asset Management, ITAM, ITSM, Server/Desktop/Application Virtualization, and Application Performance Management.