Enterprise-grade management tool Landscape sees new significant updates and relevant research study
Landscape is a powerful management technology, allowing users to hassle-free manage thousands and thousands of Ubuntu machines as easily as dealing with one machine.
The developers have just announced and released a significant update to Landscape, featuring exciting new functionalities, such as role-based access control (allowing IT administrators to act on specific administered parts, thus increasing productivity while retaining security), compliance reporting (providing useful tools needed to easily run reports and access appropriate compliance-aware informations), scriptable API (access to all of Landscape's functionalities), MAAS (Metal-as-a-Service) integration, etc.
Along with numerous changes and improvements, the mentioned news specifies an interesting independent research, featuring an exciting result, "the research, conducted by Enterprise Management Associates, reveals that when used to manage a deployment of 1,000 Ubuntu desktops, Landscape can help cut IT costs by up to two thirds, generating a 1,121% ROI in five years", due to the fact that Landscape "enables a single administrator to manage thousands of machines as easily as one".
Canonical's Federico Lucifredi stated "there is simply nothing out there that can give IT managers and system administrators this level of control over their Ubuntu deployments. And nothing that can save their already-overworked departments as much money or time".
The growth of desktop is definitely paired by Ubuntu's enterprise-oriented penetration, according to Canonical's Zaid Al Hamami :"Ubuntu deployments have been growing in number and size over the last few years. In fact, it is now common to see deployments in the thousands or tens of thousands of machines".