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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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Advance Multicloud Management with Orchestration and Cost Optimization Tools Reviewed
sponsored by BMC
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, you'll learn how to build up your multicloud orchestration skills with several tools suggested by Paul Korzeniowski, writer for SearchCloudComputing. Read on now to reduce system resource allocation time with the right multicloud orchestration technique.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 16 Aug 2017

BMC

Increase Service Visibility
sponsored by ServiceNow
EBOOK: This ebook can help you discover if you have limited service visibility, see what a service visibility framework looks like, and adopt best practices to move from a piecemeal, manual approach to comprehensive, automated service reporting.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

DevOps: Automation and Configuration Management
sponsored by Delphix
RESOURCE: The least difficult challenge you face in implementing a DevOps project is figuring out what to automate first. This blog gives you a strategy to help you decide which facets of your operations to operate first for the greatest overall impact.
Posted: 20 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

Delphix

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

Meeting Your Data-Sharing Needs Now that Oracle Streams is Deprecated
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores one way you can implement high-performance and high-integrity data replication using a tool that operates externally from the production database. Find out how to improve productivity, reliability, flexibility and more with an enhanced data replication strategy that helps you achieve key business objectives.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

Quest

Configuration Management: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Cherwell
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Now that IT is constantly increasing in complexity, IT professionals need to keep up with the rapid dynamics of the market. Access this e-guide to learn about the importance of a configuration management system and how to evaluate these systems to find the one that best meets your organization's IT needs.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 12 Jun 2017

Cherwell

A configuration management plan needs to be a custom fit
sponsored by SearchITOperations
EBOOK: A successful configuration management process means looking at a lot of tools and finding one that fits comfortably with your team and business goals.
Posted: 28 Apr 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017


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

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

Webinar: Selecting the Right SCM Tool
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Most SCM tools are not well-suited to support the industry trend towards WAN-based, globally distributed enterprise software development. This report and webinar will explore the reasons why these tools often struggle in a WAN environment and the key technologies for implementing solutions.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 12, 2013

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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