Hosted Infrastructure Components

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Hosted Infrastructure Components

The infrastructure technologies in the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration solution enable you to streamline the management, administration, and monitoring of your hosting environment. Deploying these technologies in your data center can significantly lower operational costs and increase the scalability of a hosting platform.

The infrastructure components provide directory services, data storage, provisioning, software update management, and other technologies that help manage and automate data center operations and administration. The following table summarizes the hosting infrastructure components and the associated Microsoft technologies and functions.

Table: Hosting Infrastructure Components

Server PurposingMicrosoft Windows Automated Deployment Services (ADS)Automate multi-server builds and accelerate the process of deploying Microsoft Windows Server-based servers.
Centralized ManagementActive Directory Centrally manages users, accounts, servers, group policies, services, and security.
Monitoring and ReportingMicrosoft Operations Manager (MOM)Proactively monitors internal data center operations; includes step-by-step guidance on developing management packs for hosted applications.
Service ProvisioningMicrosoft Provisioning System (MPS)Automates routine administrative service management tasks such as adding new users, and provisioning applications and services.
Update ManagementWindows Software Update Services (WSUS)Centralizes and automates the process of performing software and security updates.