Drift happens to the best of us. Even those running fully realized Puppet, Chef, or other automation tool deployments.
Perhaps someone made a change over here, or some package updated itself over there, and there's no documentation by anyone of these things being done.
UpGuard removes the "fog of war" over your configurations and gives you a single pane view of every change that's been made—either from the last time you looked, or from a standard baseline you've created.
With UpGuard, the era of guesswork in IT management is over.
High-velocity organizations moving at the speed of change require robust mechanisms for automatically monitoring the state of their infrastructures.
By maintaining a constant watch for unauthorized configuration changes, UpGuard enables IT and operations to focus on innovating and improving operational efficiency—instead of spending wasted cycles tracking configurations.
Identifying and locating critical configuration items is instrumental for gaining environmental awareness and insight—knowing how these components work together is no less crucial.
UpGuard features agentless configuration discovery, intuitive visualizations for quickly spotting infrastructure changes and patterns, and a powerful search engine for easily identifying package dependencies and related components.
ITOA's focus as a concept is to discover trends and patterns recurring in your IT infrastructure, utilizing big data and analytics to provide more information than you may typically have.
Log analysis and performance monitoring give you a couple pieces to the puzzle, but introducing UpGuard as an ongoing system of record for IT state gives you contextual information —not just the fact that things have happened, but why they happened and how to address it.
Today’s software environments and full stack frameworks require careful monitoring and management of interstitial technologies such as databases and application servers.
UpGuard can provide comprehensive monitoring of SaaS/PaaS environments to ensure that configurations are consistent and as expected during all phases of development and delivery.
Unpatched systems are a leading cause of IT operational inefficiencies and poor software quality— ailments that over time compromise business continuity and security.
By providing tools for collaborative change management and testing patches post-deployment, UpGuard enables organizations to achieve better oversight and control over IT assets to aid in patch management initiatives.