Even if you don't know the phrase, you've probably experienced the phenomenon. Configuration Drift is what occurs when a device's state does not match what you expected, and there are several potential causes. Maybe someone upgraded a few packages over here and not over there, or maybe this machine had hotfixes applied but not the others. This machine was properly deployed to and this one wasn't. In any case, nobody knew anything was outside of expectations until something exploded. UpGuard, by nature, prevents this from occurring.
Entropy may be one of nature’s most pervasive laws, but it doesn’t have to bring your IT department to its knees. The fact is that drift will inevitably occur over time, with manual spot fixes to systems and ad-hoc code modifications being the typical culprits. Though encountered by virtually all organizations, configuration drift is no less detrimental to infrastructure integrity and operations. In fact, recent statistics reveal that it causes of 99% of disaster recovery and high availability systems failures. Implementing UpGuard for its powerful drift monitoring and detection capabilities can save you from costly IT systems downtime, software failures, and rollbacks due to configuration drift-related issues.
UpGuard can detect drift in all node types: servers, desktops, routers, web applications, databases, and more. Our platform can help to preserve the integrity of your environments by detecting and monitoring for such changes.