Marimba's Enhanced Server Change Management Offerings Help Companies Maximize Server Investments

10/8/2002 - Marimba, the Software Change-Management Company, announced a series of inventory, targeting, packaging and reporting enhancements to its Server Change Management offerings. In a separate announcement, Marimba unveiled details for a new alliance with Citrix Systems to provide support for Terminal Services management capabilities. These new enhancements, plus support for .NET when Microsoft makes it generally available, form the market's most comprehensive, automated solution for managing thousands of servers in complex environments, while also helping companies consolidate redundant or obsolete servers to get the most out of their IT budgets and resources.

Marimba's third-generation Server Change Management product family automates the management of servers and business applications in complex data centers. It is a unified, automated solution that helps customers provision, change, configure, and maintain servers across multi-platform environments.

Marimba helps companies to minimize server downtime and achieve significant cost savings associated with updating and provisioning servers across Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux environments by automating repetitive tasks such as patch distribution and application configuration. In addition, Marimba's new enhancements provide server inventory capabilities that help companies identify obsolete server assets, re-deploy applications to newer servers, and manage server consolidation projects.

"The need for server configuration management is driven by the increasing deployment of large, complex server environments," said Ronni Colville, research director at Gartner, Inc. "As a result, enterprises and service providers must find solutions to help reduce the time required to deploy server configurations, upgrade OS and application functionality, and to reduce the labor intensity of the task."

The enhancements will strengthen Marimba's technological leadership in the Server Change Management market with new functionality that includes:

"As corporate budgets are stretched thin, IT departments see increased value in cataloging and consolidating obsolete servers that are expensive to maintain," said Kia Behnia, Marimba's Chief Technology Officer. "In addition to helping companies enhance their efficiency through consolidation projects, Marimba's automated installation, configuration, provisioning, and content distribution capabilities help companies enhance the performance and quality of service of their existing server investments."

Providing a Complete Software Change Management Solution
Marimba's Server Change Management offerings form part of the company's Software Change Management family. In addition to server management capabilities, Marimba also provides software distribution capabilities to help companies automatically deploy applications, operating systems, repair patches, or any other form of content to every end point in their enterprise.

Platforms and Availability
Marimba's Server Change Management product family is available now and continues to support Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP, HP, Solaris, Linux, and AIX platforms. Support for .Net will be available when Microsoft makes it generally available. For additional information on all of Marimba's products, please contact Marimba sales via phone at 1-888-800-5444, or via email at

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change-Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Change Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs.

Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries.

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