7 Tools for Server Management

There’s no denying that technology plays a significant role in today’s business environment. Your business or company certainly uses technology in its daily operations, from simple encoding tasks and use of applications to the performance of more complex activities requiring various software and other devices—technology is indeed critical to a business’ success.
Of course, as you deal with technology in your enterprise activities, there is a need to manage your servers continuously. Servers are essential for your business’ IT infrastructure, as it allows you to supply valuable information to your network, share useful files and applications, and provide functionality for other programs and devices.
Given that servers are vital for your business, you must also give priority to its monitoring and maintenance to keep it functioning smoothly. Fortunately, there are a lot of server management tools that you can utilize to keep your server efficient and reliable.
Here are some of the tools you can use to help you manage your virtual and physical servers.
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Microsoft Azure Stack

Born from Azure, the Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that is capable of hosting modern business applications. Azure Stack brings cloud computing model to your data center instead of building your cloud computing platform.
Through this, your organization can utilize hybrid cloud computing which can help address your business and technical considerations such as data sovereignty, customization, and latency.
The Azure Stack can also help your application developers and IT professionals maximize their productivity and deliver services quickly.
 
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BladeLogic Server Automation

BladeLogic Server Automation allows you to manage, secure and solve threats, configure, patch, and maintain your physical, virtual, and cloud servers.
You can easily manage your servers through BladeLogic by creating automated and policy-based solutions that will keep your business running smoothly even with big change and configuration tasks.

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StorSimple

Azure StorSimple is a solution to your storage problems brought by massive data increase. You can use StorSimple as your primary storage for your workloads, from database administration, team collaboration, file sharing, and even virtual machines. It also automatically archives your inactive data while offering integrated data protection and recovery.

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JEA Helper 2.0

Just Enough Administration (JEA) is a technology designed for security where you can limit the number of administrators on your machines, as well as what they can do. It also helps monitor what users are doing, specifically the command they executed during a session.
An updated version of the JEA Helper Toolkit, the JEA Helper 2.0 no longer deals with toolkits but with role capabilities and session configuration. The tool gives you a syntax to manage your role capabilities, as well as visibility on how these map on your session configurations.
 
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IBM Tivoli

IBM Tivoli is an integrated enterprise management software made for managing your data center including storage, monitoring, and automation. It is composed of software packages for IT infrastructure such as IBM Spectrum Protect, Tivoli Monitoring, and IBM Workload Automation.
Spectrum Protect provides data storage and security for various environments. It is also a modular tool where small and large organizations can choose depending on their needs.
Meanwhile, Tivoli Monitoring gives a quick view of the usage capacity, performance, and health of your IT infrastructure, thereby ensuring its efficiency.
IBM Workload Automation, on the other hand, gives better automation and streamlining of administrative tasks. It also offers a function where you can monitor resource consumption and completion time.

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Spiceworks Network Monitor

Spiceworks Network Monitor is a free tool that allows you to monitor networks and servers, as well as view and receives alerts on information such as active services and processes, and CPU, disk, and memory usage. You can also track network performance including bandwidth usage and saturation, and I/O performance.

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UpGuard

UpGuard is a digital resilience platform that tests and evaluates the configuration state of your servers, network devices, and applications in your IT infrastructure—providing insights about your configuration state and potential risks in the future.
The software also helps identify security gaps, and provide information about safely deploying and managing IT systems. It also aids in accelerating DevOps activities by validating tool-chain and pipeline.
 
These are just a few of the server management tools that can help you maintain and monitor the performance of your servers. Given that your servers must be consistently efficient and reliable, it is best to explore your options that will fit the needs of your business in the short and long run.
 

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Adel Zsurzsan
Adel Zsurzsan

Adel Zsurzsan started as a Service Desk Analyst at transcosmos Information System. Currently based in transcosmos Hungary office, she now serves as the company's Business Development Advisor, helping the company grow and explore partnerships and opportunities. She speaks fluent English, Dutch, Romanian, Hungarian, German, French and Spanish.

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