Directory Services, Virtual Directory Services

Directory services are an essential part of today’s network-centric computing infrastructure. Directory-enabled applications now power almost all the mission critical processes of an enterprise, including resource planning, value chain management, security and firewalls, and resource provisioning. Directory services also provide the foundation for deployment of e-business and customer facing applications. So what exactly is a Directory Service?

A directory service is the collection of software and processes that store information about your enterprise, subscribers, or both. 

Directory Server provides enterprise-wide directory services, meaning it provides information to a wide variety of applications. Until recently, many applications came bundled with their own proprietary user databases, with information about the users specific to that application. While a proprietary database can be convenient if you use only one application, multiple databases become an administrative burden if the databases manage the same information.

Our Directory Services portfolio of services include.