mValent on June 18 will move its automated application infrastructure configuration management beyond the Java world and into the Microsoft Windows world.
The Integrity tool for managing application configuration and change now provides automated management of leading Microsoft Windows-based servers, including Microsofts Internet Information Server, SQL Server, Sharepoint and the Windows operating system itself.
From a single console, IT administrators can now manage both Microsoft Windows-based servers as well as Linux and UNIX-based Java application servers using the new mValent Integrity for Microsoft Servers.
"We have one unified interface for Java and Windows. That is huge for training and support inside IT," said Jim Hickey, chief marketing officer at mValent, in Burlington, Mass.
Most organizations run a mixture of both Microsoft Windows and Java servers. Unlike Microsoft with its Systems Center management offerings, mValent can manage both types of environments, Hickey said.
The mValent Integrity tool is also unique in its ability to "manage and track changes across multiple instances of the Windows server and compare at an individual property level across asset types," he said. "We can take whole environments and actually compare them. Thats also unique."
The new tool provides configuration management for multiple elements in an n-tiered application, including Web servers, application servers, databases and middleware. It also monitors configuration settings for authorized and unauthorized changes and uses Microsofts Windows Management Instrumentation interface to gather, distribute and execute configuration data from Windows-based servers.
mValent Integrity for Microsoft Servers uses a graphical interface that allows administrators to drill down into configuration changes. From the interface, users can track, analyze and report on changes. The dynamic compare function allows administrators to see how configuration settings have changed from accepted standards. Users can also receive alerts when settings deviate from accepted standards.
Integrity can be used as a stand-alone configuration management tool, or be used in conjunction with IT service desk systems such as BMCs Remedy and CAs Service Desk.
The new Microsoft release is available now.