Marimba Streamlines Server Change Management
Suite enhancements enable administrators to manage server consolidation activities across a range of platforms.Marimba Inc. next week will lay out a series of enhancements and packaging changes to its server change management suite intended to help streamline server consolidation activities across a range of platforms. In the third generation of its Server Management suite, Marimba strengthened its integration with Citrix Metaframe and Microsoft Windows Terminal Services through a new adapter that plugs into the suite. "Marimba lets you seamlessly manage the applications on those servers without disrupting end users," said Kia Behnia, chief technology officer at Marimba, in Mountain View, Calif. "When an administrator wants to deploy a new service pack, the server management product can detect users on the server, send notification to them to ask them to log off, then log them off or wait for them to exit, and then automate the update. That reduces cost through automation and improves quality of service by ensuring uptime during changes."
Marimba previously offered only a separately priced option for Windows Terminal Services or Metaframe that required its own console.