Benefits for system administrators
- Solves the hardest management problems, including building and maintaining software repositories, managing different machine profiles, delegating permissions at a granular level, auditing others’ actions and accessing asset information in real time.
- Integration with common client-side Linux sysadmin tooling, so you can see the same information about individual machines as you see in the terminal.
- A complete API lets you use established technologies (e.g. Bash, Python) to borrow or build on Landscape’s functionality.
- Custom scripts need only be written to allow for the business logic unique to your organisation; common tasks (e.g. repository management) are already covered, so there’s no need to re-invent the wheel.
- You can manage machines remotely from anywhere you can access a web browser.
- Receive alerts when updates become available for specific machines, or manage auto-update policies, instructing devices to update during set maintenance windows.
RBAC features for delegating certain activities on specific machines to others — reducing your workload without sacrificing control.
Benefits for IT managers
- Automation of repetitive tasks at scale helps ensure uniformity across your IT estate and eliminates the costs associated with rectifying human errors.
- By reducing the number of administrators required for basic, day-to-day management, your team are free to focus on more productive activities that deliver value to your organisation.
- Custom reporting makes regulatory compliance significantly less problematic, costly and time consuming.
- Unlike in-house systems that may have grown organically, Landscape scales with your environment, enabling you to manage up to 40,000 machines with a single instance.
- Thanks to an extensive, scriptable API, Landscape can be easily integrated with your current configuration management, monitoring and ticketing systems.
- Updates and future versions are delivered at no cost, because Landscape is part of the Ubuntu Advantage service subscription.
- Landscape can be used to manage desktop, server and cloud deployments, or subsets of those deployments that you define when you subscribe to Ubuntu Advantage.
Ubuntu Advantage: essential services for the enterprise
To start using Landscape for the long term, you must subscribe to Ubuntu Advantage. Delivered directly by the experts at Canonical, Ubuntu Advantage is a tiered service programme used the world over to support mission-critical Ubuntu deployments. As well as access to Landscape, it includes 24/7 telephone support and the option of a dedicated Canonical support engineer on your premises.
"Previously, we needed lots of people to deploy, maintain, upgrade and support infrastructure at our offices around the world"Paweł Zięba, Senior IT Innovation Consultant, Capgemini
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Cost-effective systems management for Ubuntu
Landscape saves countless man-hours in the administration of Ubuntu servers, desktops and cloud instances. It promises an end to compliance headaches and we can prove it will save you money.
Landscape is the systems management tool available with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s service subscription programme. It allows you to manage thousands of Ubuntu machines as easily as one, making the administration of Ubuntu desktops, servers and cloud instances more cost-effective. If your organisation already uses Ubuntu, there’s no better way to improve compliance, cut complexity and get a return on your IT investment.Learn more about Landscape's features
"Auditors love the fact that we have centralised tools for updating servers and reporting on every element of our infrastructure"Kelly Corbin, Senior Systems Administrator at NA Bancard
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- ROI over five years
Cut your IT costs with Landscape
Landscape drastically reduces the cost of managing multiple Ubuntu machines, in the short, medium and long term.