Corralling Server Sprawl with AI

Apr 26, 2016
  • AI
  • Jordan Jacobs

Shortly after we announced AI, SingleHop’s CMO and Co-Founder, Dan Ushman, identified one of the primary reasons we decided to develop the platform:

IT admins and managers spend massive amounts of time and energy making sure disparate cloud environments stay online, but because AI unifies all servers in one portal — regardless of the cloud or provider — most of these hybrid-driven headaches will disappear.

It became clear a long time ago that the era of organizations deploying all of their servers and applications in the same environment was on the way out. Sadly though, the scope and accessibility of software options for managing hybrid environments remained extremely limited. We weren’t happy about that, and sensed our customers weren’t either.

Now we have some numbers to back that up. After surveying our 1,300-plus beta community, it’s clear why so many are gravitating toward a platform like AI:

  • 6 in 10 users currently manage servers in different environments
  • 8 in 10 use multiple tools to monitor, patch and manage servers; 3 in 10 use four or more tools
  • Only 16 percent are satisfied with the current market for server management tools

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By unifying disparate environments and streamlining critical functions like monitoring and patching, AI makes the location of servers irrelevant to their successful management.

This is especially important for the vast majority of businesses that don’t have a team of full-time sysadmins dedicated to monitoring and troubleshooting. In fact, 35 percent of AI beta users are the sole person responsible for the health of their organization’s server inventory. In many cases, if not the majority, that’s not even these individual’s top job priority.

Corralling hybrid-IT server sprawl is by no means impossible. But week in, week-out, it consumes a lot of time that’s better spent on development and innovation. We can’t wait to show you how AI will change that reality.

by Jordan Jacobs
There’s still time to sign up for the AI beta. To learn more and register, visit http://try.ai .

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