Everything you need to know about VM Image
What is a VM Image?
Depending on the requirements of the system, there is an increased complexity of auxiliary components and operating system in a software that is to be implemented, migrated or upgrades. VM Image (Template or Catalogue) minimizes the need for skill competencies. A VM Image is created with the proper patches so that any software is installed and configured with good default settings. The VM Image can be a plain operating system for a software solution or can have a pre-installed supporting software on it. It helps in transparent communication among specific solutions releases – bringing technology, network and database on the same platform. Most organizations run on a few important IT systems and applications, VM Image makes IT simple, quick and optimal to manage. It eases the use of applications and IT Systems to enable a highly reliable configuration.
How does a VM Image help in IAM implementation?
In order to have a smooth functioning of technical solutions, it is important that the backend, front end and middleware interact smoothly with each other. With respect to Avancer, the technical solutions include – Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solution, Federated Access Management solution and/or Directory Management Solutions. When an organization’s ecosystem is to bring a new software in place, a VM Image helps in connecting relevant technical nodes and patches. VM Image brings specialization by allowing integration of unscheduled updates and patches to add new features. It also fixes problems related to system’s competency and dependency with right set of technology additions. An intervention from a specialist for creation of a customized VM Images can help corporate to configure technology as per their unique needs. It includes selecting right components, right versions with the right patches for deployment of IAM solutions. The VM Image solutions provides instant upgrades as well that enables the system to take a leap to IAM deployment processes.
What are the business and technical benefits of VM Image in IAM technology?
Avancer’s VM Image Solutions are ready to use resources that can greatly impact an enterprises’ IAM deployment timelines. A pre-configured VM Image drops implementation time by 60 percent. Time required to do proof of concepts, pilot runs and readiness for demo etc. can be done away with. Creation of a new platform from the scratch is a timely exercise, on an average it takes 4 to 6 months just for the creation of requisite platform, before deployment IAM technology. A VM image is a readily available tailored product that acts as a ready plug-in for IAM Solutions deployment. For businesses, it is tough to find right resources to implement highly specialized software. VM Image takes away that challenge while allowing key IT resources focus on real implementation and strategic issues with regards to company policy, compliance and automation.
What are the capabilities of a VM Image in identity and access space?
In addition to the solution that could be related to IAM technology, Federated Access Management and/or Directory Management, the integration requires components with various versions and patches to synchronise. This ensures that the features of IAM interact well with the enterprise IT system with the right VM image in place. The patches and components in a VM Image helps in facilitation of IAM capabilities such as provisioning, de-provisioning, SSO, Federated Access, Access Governance, Mobile Access, password management, automation and notification, etc.