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How Small and Midsize Enterprises Can Choose the Best x86 Server Management Tool

Published: 20 June 2013

ID: G00246918

Analyst(s): Mike Cisek , Kevin Knox


IT leaders at small and midsize enterprises can use x86 server management tools to improve the operational efficiency of their server environments. The market includes a wide variety of products. Follow these steps to identify the tool category that offers the best investment for their organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Define Your Budget for the Tool's Total Product Life Cycle
  • Step 2: Review Your Server Environment Characteristics and Management Functionality Requirements
    • Diversity of the Hardware
    • Management Functionality
  • Step 3: Assess Your Team's Capacity and Skill Level
  • Step 4: Validate Your Selection

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