Agent versus Agentless Myth Busting: Server power management

Using an agent for a server power management solution is the only way to identify whether useful work is being carried out on a server. This is the only way to accurately determine if a server is being used, enabling you to easily discover and decommission the 15% of servers doing no useful work.

There is also no solution for true useful work detection with an agentless approach as this data is not exposed remotely.

Missed a post in this series? If you’ve ever heard a vendor tell you that agentless is better than agented, you’ll definitely want to catch up on this series.

Part 1: Agent versus Agentless Myth Busting: Agented software usually places additional load on the network

Part 2: Agent versus Agentless Myth Busting: Interference with the operating system and applications

Part 3: Agent versus Agentless Myth Busting: Agents open up the machines to security vulnerabilities

Part 4: Agent versus Agentless Myth Busting: Agentless means there is no agent at all

Part 5: Agent versus Agentless Myth Busting: Protecting user data

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