The KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) is available in two different deployment options to best fulfil your organizational and IT needs. You can purchase the KACE SMA as an on-premises, virtual appliance and run it on your own servers utilizing VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V. If you would prefer a hosted environment, you can also have Quest host the KACE SMA in our own data center and subscribe to the KACE SMA under a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model (KACE as a Service).
For those organizations that have deployed a virtual environment, the KACE SMA is available as a virtual appliance running on VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. Simply download the KACE SMA from our data warehouse and install it on the supported virtual environment of your choice — the virtual KACE SMA supports current versions of VMware and Windows Server®.
KACE as a Service provides you with all the features and functionality of the KACE SMA on-premises, virtual appliance, in a hosted, Azure cloud-delivered virtual appliance. KACE as a Service provides each organization with its own dedicated virtual KACE appliance instance (VK appliance). This means your data is not intermingled with those of other organizations, providing you with added security and making it easier to comply with security regulations. And because Quest and Quest partners take care of the hosting, you do not have to worry about allocating data center capacity or any resources to manage the KACE SMA in your own infrastructure. KACE as a Service does not require any upfront capital expense and can be allocated as an operational expense. This allows you to have all the benefits of a comprehensive unified endpoint management (UEM) solution without any of the financial risk.