January 30, 2012, 11:07 AM — We like to think our data center configuration and patch management practices are pretty businesslike and solid, right? Well, in at least one very important aspect, almost all of us are essentially asleep at the wheel, folks.
Sure, most data centers have honed their patch management over the years. Most actually do a pretty good job at getting operating system and application server patches deployed in a timely manner. The majority even have an emergency process for getting critical patches installed even faster than the normal process.
But there's one area that almost all of us miss entirely.