Comparing Configuration Management Tools?
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Orca: Unique DevOps solution that delivers application release automation and configuration management. Quick learning curve and time to value.

  •  Automatically detect and correct application, database, and middleware configuration drift.
  • Automatically provide compliance audit trails indicating the nature, timing, locations and approvers behind each change.
  • Cut ‘fire drills’ and eliminate risks inherent in open source code, manual scripting and directly accessing servers. 

Most new DevOps management tools are Linux-focused. Orca offers unique capabilities for AIX, Linux and Windows-based IT teams. Orca provides robust, extensively tested interfaces to your business critical applications, databases and middleware.

Most configuration management tools focus on the server and the OS.

Orca is different. Orca is focused where you’re focused, on your applications, databases, middleware and supporting OS configurations.

Configuration Automation Landscape - Orca manages configurations for the full stack from an application perspective for Linux and Windows

CCA + ARA + Ecosystem Visibility = Orca

Orca provides single console application ecosystem automation from the deployment pipeline through ongoing configuration management in large-scale, heterogeneous environments. IT Operations teams use Orca’s intuitive interface to visually model their Windows, Linux and Unix environments, create automated release and configuration workflows and to automatically detect and correct drift in their application ecosystem. 

Orca provides continuous delivery, continuous configuration, automation and ecosystem visibility. 

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Orca: An OpsDev tool for both Dev and Ops

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Unlike other tools, Orca delivers full DevOps configuration automation and Operations-level functionality.

Makes “routine configuration changes” truly routine.

See why Dev teams, Ops teams and Security/ Compliance teams use Orca

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Using Orca: Intuitive features, quick learning curve, faster ROI

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Drag. Drop. DevOps.

No need to write scripts or operate on a command line. (In fact no need to learn any new scripting or declarative languages at all!)

Orca automatically gathers configuration data, detects, drift and auto-remediates –

without relying on manual processes.

Save IT Ops time and hassle in building and maintaining cumbersome configuration tools and processes.

No “black box”. Multiple ways to pre-validate configuration changes before you run them including preview, “dry run” and interface editing capabilities.

A true DevOps solution: Drag. Drop. Devops.

How Orca Works: Summary

Orca’s Configuration Normalization Engine (CNE) secures, simplifies and automates change control.

The CNE normalizes and centralizes dynamic and file-based configurations.
The output is a human-friendly format that provides customizable views of drift:

1) gold master,
2) reference point

Quickly apply changes from a central console to thousands of servers.

This Configuration Normalization Engine makes drift highly visible in a single pane of glass and helps you control where, when and how changes are deployed.

 

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The Orca Configuration Normalization Engine has built-in integrations to important middleware, databases and operating systems.