“Simplicity, ease of use and configuration were the qualities that made the performance management software known as Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 worthy of the Gold Award in the SearchWinSystems.com systems management categoryDesigned to reduce the complexity associated with managing today's IT infrastructure environments, MOM 2005 helps simplify the identification of performance issues. It also streamlines the process for determining the root cause of the problem and facilitates quick resolution to restore services and to prevent potential IT problems. MOM 2005's integrated framework provides Web-services-based interconnection with other management systems already in place. With its new console, you can view the systems' health and access the integrated reporting server. MOM 2005 supports an expanded set of configurations and architectures over and above those offered by MOM 2000. […]A new multi-homing feature allows information collected by MOM 2005 agents to be forwarded to and monitored by multiple and separate IT groups requiring visibility into the health of the same servers.”  

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