Ease of Setup can be a bit seller for systems focused on the mid-market. Systems management is notoriously challenging to put in place– this means that once many organizations get a system in place they must be very displeased to replace it. It also means that small to medium businesses (SMB) customers see increased value in being able to start realizing the benefits of their investments quickly and without having to pay additional for professional services.
Appliance-based offerings is an approach some have taken (be it physical or virtual) to attack both the challenges typically faced with initial deployment, but also in applying updates or upgrading to newer versions of the solution. Many management solutions require database infrastructure, perhaps web servers and likely file/storage servers– often made exponentially more complex with the introduction of remote sites.
An enterprise class, systems management solution can take months to fully deploy and this is often a differentiator for those focused on the mid market where they aim to provide a deployment period of less than a month.
This is one of many systems management features covered here at AppDetails. When considering what features are important to you, we recommend you also contemplate the importance of a strong software inventory, application deployment, an intuitive user console and other systems management features.
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