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PostNL focuses primarily on the mail, parcels and e-commerce markets in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Italy. In the Netherlands, the organisation employs approximately 14,000 people and operates 10,000 workstations and 2,000 servers, on which 35,000 items of software are installed.
So as to prevent improper use of the software, PostNL wanted to know exactly where all 2,000 servers were located, which internal components they contained, what software was running on them and how they were connected to each other.
Logicalis SMC installed a sniffer tool to make daily checks of all server statuses and comparisons with the CMDB.
The new tool and the new working method enable the CMDB to keep pace with the current situation. That means the management of the infrastructure can be transferred to three business divisions while retaining an overall view of the entire server park, including all the changes taking place on the servers.