Virtualization and cloud enable IT to deliver new levels of agility and efficiency — but many organizations are still unable to deliver a new VM in under 5 minutes.
The reason for provisioning delays? Although base VMs can be provisioned quickly, multiple specialized teams are still required to install and configure required software for monitoring, management and security, as determined by corporate policies.
And of course, each team has its own manual processes, hand-crafted scripts and specialized consoles.
“When Intigua told us we could deploy and update agents simply by pushing a file to all of our VMs – as easy as drag-and-drop – it sounded like magic.”
Jerry Nelson, Sr., Sr. IT Manager, Fiserv/Open Solutions
Deliver Self-Service IT
Intigua helps deliver on the promise of self-service IT and the “5-minute VM” by:
… the end-to-end process of delivering the entire management stack, including configuring management agents on end-points and settings on back-end management servers. These processes can easily be integrated with your existing orchestration (vCAC, etc.), workflow automation (vCO, etc.) and configuration management processes (SCCM, etc.) via Intigua’s REST API.
… that the management stack is operational – including ensuring that agents are communicating properly with their management servers and there are no connectivity issues such as blocked ports or incorrect security certificates.
… management agents by sandboxing them in virtual containers. Instead, virtual agents are deployed and updated via a single file copy operation rather than by invasive physical installations on your guest OS.
This speeds deployment while also reducing risk, because virtual containers provide a known and protected OS execution environment (virtual file system, virtual registry, etc.) that can’t be modified by local SAs. Virtual containers also provide a protective sandbox that safeguards critical servers from misbehaving agents and unwanted changes caused by physical installations.