Systems Management

Centralized Systems Management

Nexus IT Solutions develops and deploys comprehensive management solutions for business and industrial systems, including such aspects as centralized patch management, monitoring and configuration management

As you probably know, system management and the routine tasks of deployment, upgrade, and support of software and hardware assets requires a tremendous amount of time and considerable IT resources. For a small company, those tasks are usually performed by installing and configuring the system manually. 

However, manual installation, besides being an operation that has to be performed routinely while demanding a good deal of effort, is also very costly:

It may require spending hours, days, or even weeks of work, depending on the complexity of required configuration

It is not repeatable - for each user station, the tasks must be done over and over again

It is not fault-proof - certain tasks are sometimes forgotten or "something just goes wrong", leading to additional hours and days of troubleshooting and technical support calls.

It is not productive - instead of concentrating on other tasks and advancing the infrastructure, the IT team finds itself busy performing and troubleshooting installations

Automated solutions, on the other hand, although being faster, more reliable and convenient, than the traditional "monkey business", have their own drawbacks:

  • The initial installation and setting up of the infrastructure initially requires a significant effort - servers, software licensing and lots of configuration work are needed to get those automated systems up and running
  • Automated solutions also require support and maintenance on a regular basis in order to accommodate the changes needed by the organization, such as adding new software packages, upgrading operating systems, and so forth,

Despite these challenges, the benefits of automated system management infrastructure are tremendous and the idea is very simple: "Suffer once, enjoy forever!". In other words, after investing the initial effort in implementation of a system, the organization may reuse it literally indefinitely, and save itself lots of work hours and frustration in the long run.

There is certainly a place for both approaches, and for each organization, there is a certain point at which the infrastructure for automated systems management becomes not only a benefit, but also a vital resource of the organizational infrastructure.

Our Expertise

  • Centralized management of Microsoft-based networks (Microsoft SCOM, SCCM, SCVMM, DPM)
  • Management, monitoring and pro-active maintenance of heterogenous networks (HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli, CA, IPswitch, SolarWinds and more)
  • Server-based and cloud-based centralized management of hardware and software assets
  • Datacenter Command and Control (physical, virtual and mixed environments)
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