Managing the Foundation of Virtual Technologies
Virtual Machines (VMs) must be managed just like physical machines.
The IT operations, compliance, and security challenges of physical IT infrastructure also exist in virtualized environments. ConsoleWorks delivers the same simplification, automation, documentation, and security benefits to virtualized environments as it does to physical ones.
VM Movement : A Unique Challenge
When VMs move from physical machine to machine, control, compliance and security must move with them.
ConsoleWorks uses persistent connections that move with VMs, keeping operations, compliance, and security practices over privileged interfaces consistent and effective.
Improving VM IT Operations
Quick access, fast issue resolution, and simplified operations increase VM value.
Virtual Machines include operating systems, programs, applications, and other components that require configuration, patching, and repair. ConsoleWorks delivers an efficient and effective operations solution with automation, issue isolation, root cause analysis, and remediation that simplifies and expedites configuration, automates bulk patching, and helps resolve issues fast.
Automatically Capture VM Foundational Compliance Records
Real-time control capabilities make compliance issues immediately actionable.
ConsoleWorks automatically captures and records all changes in the IT foundation while scanning privileged user activity for compliance threats. The records produced are accurate, consistent, comprehensive, and they require no manual work to produce them. And they remain so, even when VMs move from host to host. Compliance threats can be proactively identified with programmatic response, enforcing policies, and reducing risk.
Secure VM Privileged Interfaces
Human error, out-of-policy activity, and malicious insiders can compromise the very foundation the business is built on.
Privileged actors should be able to access only those virtual interfaces needed to perform their work. Role-based access and control in ConsoleWorks that virtual interfaces cannot be accessed without permission. Users only see the interfaces assigned to them. With ConsoleWorks, there is no access to other components and there is no network access available that can compromise the security practice.
Take Full Advantage of Virtualization Safely
Security, compliance, and operational challenges can slow down adoption of virtual technology.
Virtualization offers flexibility, agility, and cost savings yet risks can hamper deployment plans. New complexities are introduced, forcing the management practice to address unknowns and build new best practices. ConsoleWorks eliminates the majority of these risks and challenges, enabling IT organizations to deploy virtual technologies faster, with lower cost, and reduced risk.
ConsoleWorks for Virtual Machines
TDi Technologies new Virtual Serial Port Concentrator functionality meets important requirements for mission-critical production environments that many of our customers require, providing a complementary solution to our industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform.Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware