System Center Whitepaper
This paper outlines the benefits to IT teams when using System Center with automatic, Distributed Application maps and response time alerts provided by BlueStripe's FactFinder.

FactFinder + System Center

Using System Center Orchestrator to Remediate Response Time Bottlenecks

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator is a powerful automation platform. By integrating FactFinder service-level alerts, System Center Orchestrator users can generate automated workflows when a critical tier begins to have a service level problem. Users can define Orchestrator runbook activities to respond to emerging service-level problems before end-users are impacted.

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Proactive, targeted remediation

When a distributed application is slow, many teams resort to time-consuming bridge calls or application-wide reboots. With FactFinder’s alerts on tier-by-tier response times, Orchestrator users can now target automated actions to the problem server—and resolve the issue before users complain.

Auto-scale application tiers under load

If transaction load gets high on a particular application tier, Orchestrator users can automatically scale up a VM or spin up additional VMs to share the traffic burden.

Prioritize and escalate alerts based on components’ roles in the application

With FactFinder’s application maps and performance alerts, Orchestrator users have the proper context to set different priority and escalation paths for alerts affecting different tiers of an application. For example, a performance alert about a back-end SQL Server can be given a high priority and routed to the DBA team.

Use FactFinder Across the System Center 2012 Suite

FactFinder’s distributed application maps can drive dynamic Distributed Application views in Operations Manager or Business Service definitions in Service Manager. FactFinder’s tier-by-tier service level alerts can be made available in Operations Manager, giving IT teams a single view to each component’s performance and server resources.