Over time, adding infrastructure and cloud instances to your IT environment makes the management of it more complex and harder to track. Controlling configuration drift becomes a key challenge. Especially when you are trying to scale up and reduce the time to build additional resources without worrying about human errors. Keyva helps you keep track of the various configuration changes, and remediate any non-approved changes to bring back the environment or particular configuration item to a known configuration state.
There are various use cases that fall under configuration management. If you are focused on DevOps pipelines, configuration management becomes imperative to avoid downtimes when application releases cause application downtime. If you are deploying Infrastructure as Code, configuration management helps you detect when additional capacity is needed, so new components can be provisioned on the fly. If you have a large NOC, automated configuration management helps you with event correlation and root cause analysis, so that you can automatically remediate alerts that are caused due to log file overflow, CPU high, memory high, disk space utilization, etc. If you are heavily invested in IT Service Management (ITSM) processes, the configuration management database (CMDB) provides you a single source of truth for all the different types of assets and Configuration Items (Cis) in your environment, and the relationships and dependencies between the different Cis, so that you can make information decisions when approving infrastructure changes.
Why Configuration Management?
- - Effectively manage your IT assets – infrastructure, cloud and software
- - Configuration management tools can improve your change-impact analysis and reduce your outages caused by production changes
- - Quicker provisioning when spinning up a new solution and quicker recovery from critical events