- January 15, 2008
Managing 3,000 servers is no easy task for business intelligence software company SAS, but Avocent KVM switches and management software have certainly helped.
- December 14, 2007
Forget "lights out" management. Data center managers with good processes in place are ready to take the next step and automate, says a Gartner analyst.
- December 12, 2007
Making the business case for a configuration management database (CMDB) implementation requires short- mid- and long-term justifications for cost savings and ROI.
- November 29, 2007
Data centers shouldn't rush to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 if they run Windows Server 2003, says Gartner analyst John Enck.
- October 30, 2007
Wachovia chose configuration management tool Foundation 7.0 from Tideway to track changes to its service-oriented architecture-, grid- and VMware-based applications.
- September 27, 2007
IT departments are enlisting configuration management databases to track change and minimize the unauthorized change that causes system downtime in increasingly complex data center environments.
- July 31, 2007
By acquiring the AppDeploy.com forums, systems management vendor Kace Networks will extend its appliances with online knowledge.
- July 24, 2007
With Opsware under the hood, HP can sell software that automates server, network and processes in one fell swoop.
- July 17, 2007
APC's Capacity Manager and Change Manager software tools take live power readings and determine the maximum capacity of your data center. The technologies claim to rival Aperture Vista.
- July 15, 2007
The ITIL hype has prompted many vendors to offer CMDBs, but not all of these products are true CMDBs. Learn which vendors offer the real deal and whether you need a CMDB.
- June 19, 2007
Agentless performance monitoring software eased server maintenance for IT staff at The Regence Group without sacrificing the quality of the data.
- June 13, 2007
CA had undergone tremendous changes. New, tough, focused executives are now in place, and the company now focuses on building products that support critical governance, management, and security processes. In addition, CA is rebuilding and ...
- May 23, 2007
With new and upgraded business service management (BSM) software, BMC aims to help companies connect IT to the business.
- May 17, 2007
When service level management software first arrived on the scene it was mostly a reporting tool with a pretty dashboard. But new SLM approaches can either integrate existing tools or employ a single consolidated monitoring architecture to control ...
- April 13, 2007
State Street Corp., one of the largest financial firms in the country, implemented change and configuration management software and hasn't had any configuration-related downtime since.