I shouldn't have to explain the concept of configuration drift to most of you, but just in case, it is the phenomenon where running servers in an infrastructure become more and more different as time goes on, due to manual ad-hoc changes and updates, and general entropy. If you're more of a visual learner, I strongly encourage watching this video from Sesame Street.
Now that we got that out of the way, does detecting and managing configuration drift in your enterprise give you headaches, slow you down and generally speaking just frustrate the living hell out of you?! We get it - we talk to organizations every single day that are struggling with the same thing so you're not alone.
Configuration drift and unauthorized configuration changes account for nearly 80% of all IT service outages (source: Gartner Research).
If gaining visibility and control of configuration differences across your environments and systems is something you have on your to-do list, we'd offer the following advice.
If you are struggling with configuration drift or just want to talk, let us know.