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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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Automating Windows 10 Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager
sponsored by Microsoft
EBOOK: Download this comprehensive Windows 10 e-book to gain essential knowledge for smooth deployment, including the crucial role System Center Configuration Manager plays in the process. Read on to access 4 exclusive chapters illustrating the phases of deployment, configuration strategies, and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Microsoft

How to Build a High-Performing IT Team
sponsored by Puppet
EBOOK: DevOps cuts deep and wide through industries, company sizes, and technology environments. Yet, DevOps is never done — it's about continual learning and improvement rather than an end state. To help you on your DevOps journey, this handbook covers 5 essential phases from building a business case to planning your DevOps implementation.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 10 Mar 2017

Puppet

Geek Guide: Containers 101
sponsored by Puppet
EBOOK: This guide defines what containers are, how they work, and how developers can use them for rapid development initiatives. Learn about how to optimize the value of containers, what's involved in managing them, how configuration management applies to them, and more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

Puppet

Maximizing IT Security with Configuration Management
sponsored by Puppet
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage configuration management to bolster security and meet compliance regulations. Uncover some of the key benefits, including the creation of a Standard Operating Environment (SOE), reporting on and control of configuration drift, enhanced change remediation, and more.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

Puppet

Kurt Marko Explains 3 Methods of Application Modernization
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: In our 2017 Guide to Application Modernization, consultant Kurt Marko helps you figure out which method fits best, whether it's restructuring with PaaS or redesigning with APIs. Participate in our Application Modernization Research Program to unlock this guide.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

TechTarget

Log Management: Configure, Troubleshoot, and Analyze
sponsored by Logentries
RESOURCE: Learn how to troubleshoot common issues with the logging framework of choice for critical production .NET apps. Discover how to leverage log analytics to monitor performance and gain heightened visibility into your .NET apps and infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Jan 2017

Logentries

Kickstart DevOps: How to Get Everyone on Board for a Successful Transition
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: This e-book explores some of the common barriers to DevOps adoption and how to navigate them for a successful implementation. Discover 4 key steps for starting your DevOps transformation and uncover helpful advice about developing your DevOps toolset for configuration management, performance monitoring, open source, and more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

New Relic

Case Study: IT Automation at Allegiant Airlines
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Tune into this case study to see how Allegiant Airlines saves 10-15 man hours per week managing their Linux systems with an IT automation and configuration tool. Discover how to automate all systems simultaneously to empower DevOps initiatives within your enterprise.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Premiered: 13 Jan 2017

Red Hat

NASA: Increasing Cloud Efficiency with Ansible Tower
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Download this case study to examine how NASA leveraged cloud-based, scalable IT automation to simplify configuration management and scheduling of their complex cloud environment. Learn how NASA better equipped itself to manage its AWS and achieved near real-time RAM and disk monitoring.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 13 Jan 2017

Red Hat

Ansible Tower 3: An Introductory Look
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Give your team the power to scale: Learn how to manage complex, multi-tier application deployments and trouble-shooting with an IT automation framework. View now to end repetitive tasks, speed productivity, and scale IT initiatives by centralizing control of your infrastructure.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Premiered: 20 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Automating Cloud Infrastructure with Ansible IT Engine
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Examine how Splunk accelerated IT provisioning, configuration, and task management within its cloud infrastructure with an automation engine that rapidly deploys and scale server clusters and apps, configures the cloud on-demand, and autoscales infrastructure as needed.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

Red Hat

Webcast: Ansible FAQ for Automated Application Deployment
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Tune into this tutorial to leverage agentless automation to streamline IT configuration processes, migrate applications for better optimization, and provide a single language for DevOps practices across your organization—even for the most complex multi-tier app environments.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Premiered: 12 Jan 2017

Red Hat

Gaining Support for ITAM: Improve IT Operations Through Data Curation
sponsored by BDNA
VIDEO: Tune into this webinar to learn how to enforce enterprise-wide data consistency and improve IT operations with robust ITAM that transforms multi-source data into actionable business insight.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 31 Jul 2016

BDNA

The DevOps Transformation at Gannett
sponsored by Chef Software
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how Gannett connected previously siloed data, resolved issues with shadow IT, and enabled access to the cloud to help deploy their apps faster and with more scalability. Find out how they leveraged automation and used a DevOps approach to support faster, more efficient deployments.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Chef Software

Automate and Orchestrate Your IT Operations
sponsored by SearchITOperations
EBOOK: Even though configuration management systems are set to automate upgrades and save time, but are they right for every IT organization? This handbook examines how your IT organization should use configuration management to test new releases and automate certain tasks.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016


Build a Reliable, Accurate CMDB by Addressing Data Quality
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top data quality issues derailing your configuration management database (CMDB) initiatives. Learn how you can build and maintain an accurate, reliable CMDB by taking the steps to address poor data quality.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BDNA

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

Infrastructure as Code, Demystifying the Cloud Service API Top IT's DevOps Challenges
sponsored by Datera
EGUIDE: Learn how to overcome IT's top DevOps challenges—including infrastructure automation and the risks cloud service APIs pose. Additionally, you'll gain a developer's perspective on creating agile Docker containers for DevOps, with varied approaches storage vendors take in managing them.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

Datera

Release Automation for Complex, Multi-Tier Deployments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: How can you minimize bottlenecks to rapidly and consistently deliver apps, without missing errors that lead to failures? Learn how release automation can help you deploy app releases faster and more frequently without sacrificing quality.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

How Middleware Software Speeds Application Delivery
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an in-depth Q&A session with middleware software experts Akbar Aziz and Calvin Martin about middleware automation. Learn how middleware automation speeds application delivery, simplifies configuration management, and allows microservices, containers, and cloud services to be introduced into enterprise architectures.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Red Hat

Seven Principles for Achieving High Performance and Scalability for Information Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for information integration success stories. Also, find critical success criteria for an architecture's scalability.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

The Benefits of ITSM Principles
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the various benefits that an ITSM (IT service management) approach can provide an organization. Additionally, learn advice on how to integrate configuration management and IT asset management to optimize benefits and improve performance.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Avoiding Audits - How to Get Of Software Vendors’ Radar
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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
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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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