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Server management tools shed light on data center issues

Last updated:April 2014

Editor's note

IT managers responsible for reliable, speedy and cost-effective computing don't track all data center operations. Server management tools explore and collect buried information on data center processes. By exploring management software options, understanding a data center's specific needs and successfully implementing tools, data center managers enhance operations and improve troubleshooting.

1Proprietary and third-party vendors

Hardware vendors like IBM and Hewlett-Packard Co. provide monitoring tools to manage their systems. So do software vendors, who often create open-source products to work with hardware from various vendors. Here are some examples of management tools from third-party vendors that can be implemented to benefit your environment.

2Remote server management

Remote server administration tools give IT professionals the ability manage data centers without actually being there. With growing IT needs at branch offices and businesses colocating some compute resources, remote server management is gaining importance.

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