Server Configuration Management Provisioning

August 3rd, 2007 |
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Join BearingPoint technologist and senior manager, Gabriel Leung to explore why servers go down and what, if anything, companies can do to improve server management. Focusing on the provisioning of a new server, this podcast zeroes in on how automation can help

Getting down to the basics of how it works, today’s server environment is quite complex, with typically thousands of platforms in different geographical locations. Management of the servers becomes a complex process of promoting the right files to the right server and maintaining the configuration concurrency of all the servers.

Adding to the problem, many IT departments are asked to do more with less as the administrator-to-server ratio continues to decline. More than ever, administrators are asked to manage more and more servers manually. Server automation for configuration and provisioning management will become an integral part of the entire IT infrastructure as companies move into virtualization and dynamic provisioning.

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  1. Elaine
    October 7th, 2007 at 12:25 | #1

    This blog and video both make good points. With company’s always looking for tighter budjects and expecting more for less it’s tough to find a company that has enough man power to man their networks. Most networks these days handle many business software applications for their respective companies and it’s these applications that can cause crashes or crash themselves as well as eat up manpower since they are usually implemented with all sorts of bugs.

    Excellent IT service begins with the implementation of database administration. Things like network automation and ITIL automation can offer companies solutions to the manpower vs. network need ratio. Once

    IT automation is realized companies always find that not only do their networks process workflow more efficiently but that the man power they do have can be reworked and dedicated to more meaningful projects which is nice because who doesn’t have new programs and applications that need work?

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