I regularly hear from customers that one of the biggest challenges (and costs) they face in server and datacenter management is compliance. It just seems to take a lot of time and effort to make a compliant environment a reality. (This is clearly part of the overall cost of a high degree of manual datacenter management) While external and internal compliance requirements are nothing new, datacenter expansions, virtualization, and the focus on operational budgets has brought this thorny subject back to the center of attention.

I recently sat down with our friend Dwayne Melancon from Tripwire, who are experts in compliance management, to discuss the state of the relationship between those who set compliance requirements and policies, and those of us on the operational side who have to actually make these policies are reality. While the relationship might not be exactly be perfect, we hope that the integration of System Center with Tripwire can be one part of the solution to operationalize compliance in a cost effective manner.

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You can also learn more about the integration of System Center and Tripwire here.

Cheers--

Paul Ross, Sr. Product Manager

Paul Ross