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DEFINITION: A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that contains all relevant information about the components of the information system used in an organization's IT services and the relationships between those components. A CMDB provides an organized view of data and a means of examining that data from any desired perspective. Within this context, components of an information system are referred  … 
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What Windows Admins Need from Configuration Management
sponsored by Puppet Labs
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what to look for in a configuration management tool for your Windows environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Puppet Labs

DevOps: How to use Application Release Automation to complement Jenkins installations
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: DevOps success depends on the strategic use of tools to automate and streamline configuration, release and monitoring processes relating to deployment. This white paper explains the differences between Jenkins/Hudson and Application Release Automation (ARA) tools in a DevOps scenario.
Posted: 06 Aug 2015 | Published: 06 Aug 2015

Automic

Red Hat Consulting: Systems Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can do more with less time and money. Read now to enable business growth within a consistent environment. Learn what consultants can give your organization.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Jboss Enterprise Middleware Healthcheck Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how an enterprise middleware health check can help ensure your enterprise application platform is operating at maximum security and efficiency.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Red Hat

Managed Solutions for Red Hat JBoss Middleware
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how managed solutions can assist in deploying, managing, and monitoring middleware productions, applications and services.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

Red Hat

Flexible Configuration for High-Density Storage
sponsored by PMC-Sierra, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief discusses one way to meet the need for flexible storage configuration.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

PMC-Sierra, Inc.

The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a multi-tenant, SaaS-based approach that grants customers the flexibility to adapt applications to their particular business strategies, without introducing complexity that prevents the system from evolving as business needs change.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2013

Workday

Microsoft Service Manager Simplified
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Through the use of automation, compliance, self-service portal, and standardization, Microsoft's System Center Service Manager can support the best practices found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Top 5 Server Cluster Setup Mistakes
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 5 SQL Server cluster setup mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Idera

Demystify Database Performance & Management
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: There are many misconceptions and myths about database management. Purported best practices are inconsistent at best. The purpose of this white paper is to help you make the right decisions for your SQL Server database.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Idera

Avoiding Audits - How to Get Of Software Vendors’ Radar
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Software license audits bog down operations and can be costly, though the ultimate sacrifice of the audit process is the relationship with customers. View this whitepaper to identify the 4 key triggers for being identified by a vendor for an audit, and how to alter habits to avoid unjust scrutiny.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

10 Common Problems that Application Performance Management Helps You Solve
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the top ten quality and performance issues that application performance management can help to solve by detecting applications' performance problems and their causes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of WANdisco SVN MultiSite
sponsored by WANdisco
WHITE PAPER: A recent Forrester Research Total Economic Impact (TEI) Report revealed that SVN MultiSite delivered a return on investment (ROI) of 357% with a payback period of less than two months. View this infographic to get an easy-to-read breakdown of the key findings of Forrester's report.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

WANdisco

Service-Oriented Configuration Management
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the core functionality and key benefits of service-oriented configuration management and offers up a four-step approach for implementation.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2010

Pangea Systems

Best Practices for a Model-Driven Development Tool
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover best practices for a model-based development tool that enables you to quickly develop complex business applications based on Agile methods and reusable software components.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

CA Technologies.

Keeping Distributed Endpoints Safe and Compliant
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Keeping distributed endpoints safe and compliant has become a costly, complex and time consuming task. In this resource uncover how to overcome these challenges with an approach that provides real-time visibility and control over endpoints and quickly remediates issues to help ensure continuous security and compliance.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems: Small and Branch Office Configurations
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper demonstrates the Dell Systems configuration models that are available for small and branch office configurations with Microsoft Exchange 2010. These solutions are especially designed for businesses of up to 1,000 mailboxes.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Data Sheet: What's New in Red Hat Satellite 5.6?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the new Red Hat Satellite 5.6 capabilities and features that provide administrators with the means to efficiently manage their systems, lowering per-system deployment and management costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Don't Be a Hostage to Your ERP System
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: ERP systems are essential to the functioning of your business, but when it comes to customizing ERP systems to fit changing needs, it can be a lengthy, costly, risky process. Wouldn't it be great if you could get the process agility you need from your ERP system, without the complexity or the high price tag? Access this resource to find out how.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

CSC

A Step Change in Development Efficiency
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper helps you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe development processes via simple-to-use, centrally-configurable graphical modeling.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

MicroFocus

The Cost of One Wrong Database Change: Can You Afford It?
sponsored by Datical
WHITE PAPER: Did you know there's a 78% chance that a database change or schema update will break an application or result in a loss of critical data? Check out this resource to see why database change management is a top priority for IT departments, and learn how a schema management technology can help accelerate app releases and eliminate downtime.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Datical

Has DevOps Missed the Boat?
sponsored by Datical
WHITE PAPER: As applications become more complex, and faster releases are expected, the chance that errors will occur is high - especially during database updates. In this resource, discover a software that simplifies database deployment and configuration for business-critical apps, as well as forecasts the impact of database changes before they're made.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 | Published: 18 Jul 2013

Datical

Deliver Enterprise Mobility with Citrix XenMobile and Citrix NetScaler
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Explore the details of an end-to-end mobility solution that simplifies mobile integration into the network and helps you overcome the top challenges enterprise mobility presents, from visibility and management to scalability and security.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Citrix

10 Obvious Statements about Software Configuration and Change Management (And What They Mean For Your Organization)
sponsored by Remain Software
WHITE PAPER: This document will explore 10 important aspects that should be considered before proceeding with the implementation of a specific solution.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2009

Remain Software

Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Dell Systems Simple Distributed Configurations
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This architectural reference guide provides nine sample hardware configurations for Exchange 2010 specifically designed for enterprises who want to leverage the native high-availability and disaster recovery features of this latest Exchange upgrade while simplifying operations and management.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft
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CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  to as configuration items (CI). A CI can be any conceivable IT component, including software, hardware, documentation, and personnel, as well as any combination of them. The processes of configuration management seek to specify, control, and track configuration items and any changes made to them in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices standards include specifications for configuration management. According to ITIL specifications, the four major tasks of configuration management are: Identification of configuration items to be included in … 
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