Managing data centers and remote servers remains a thorn in IT’s side. Downtime is not an option so servers go unpatched and when hacked, companies wind up in the papers for the wrong reasons. Configuration drift occurs so trouble tickets pile up. Management tools require a myriad of servers so costs skyrocket.
Then there’s the precious IT resources required to keep all the servers and their management tools working, when other – higher value projects – could be addressed. One customer told us it previously took them sixteen workdays to simply patch 84 clusters. Sixteen days!
Wish there was a better way to do this? There’s some good news for you.
IBM Endpoint Manager for Data Centers provides out-of-the-box tooling and automation, so it can immediately start saving you time and money. It auto-creates and re-uses automation flows using thousands of automation scripts to manage one server or groups of related servers. It simplifies operations and lets you have greater control by using a single console to manage the deployment, configuration and management of all your servers, regardless of OS. You can do that if the servers are right next to you or located halfway across the world. Needless to say, IBM Endpoint Manager effectively patches server OS’ even if they’re offline. Customers are now able to compress patch cycles from months/weeks to hours with 98% first-pass success.
But wait, as they say on TV, there’s more.
IBM Endpoint Manager’s real time approach enables organizations to find and fix problems to minutes – from APTs to identifying when executables used to move payloads (IE malware) are invoked. This ensures continuous compliance against configuration drift; rectifying situations before they become problems. Analytics are available to report on compliance with security, operational and regulatory policies such as DISA STIG, SANS, PCI and HIPAA.
The best part? IBM Endpoint Manager requires only a single management server for over 300,000 endpoints – accelerating speed to value and lowering total cost of ownership – enabling IT to deliver greater value to the business at a lower run rate. And that customer who used to spend 16 days patching those 84 clusters? Using Endpoint Manager, they’ve got it down to less than three days, freeing up precious IT resources for higher value projects.
For more information, visit our IBM Endpoint Manager website.