Today's server systems perform legions of critical functions they weren't tasked with five or ten years ago. As a result, the systems themselves are getting ever more complex, and the same goes for the management duties of a typical server administrator. At the same time, users increasingly depend on reliable IT services and infrastructures, and are becoming less tolerant of delays or downtimes. IT departments are thus forced to look for 'management methods' that will allow them to handle the growing complexity with more ease and confidence. One of these methods is called out-of-band or lights-out management (LOM) and has undergone substantial improvements in the latest edition of Fujitsu's ServerView® Suite.
Like every version of Microsoft's prominent desktop OS, Windows 10 comes with a number of security enhancements designed to protect data, systems, networks and users from attack schemes. Typically, these mechanisms work pretty well, – but they still leave room for improvement for security-aware users working in sensitive fields or with sensitive data. In such use cases, Fujitsu's Workplace Protect solution offers the required extra layer of defense.