• September 27, 2007 27 Sep'07

    Reining in change with CMDBs

    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 31 Jul'07

    Systems management suite taps online forum for smarts

    By acquiring the forums, systems management vendor Kace Networks will extend its appliances with online knowledge.

  • July 24, 2007 24 Jul'07

    HP adds Opsware to its automation portfolio

    With Opsware under the hood, HP can sell software that automates server, network and processes in one fell swoop.

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    APC launches data center infrastructure monitoring software

    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 15 Jul'07

    CMDB software evades data center managers

    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 19 Jun'07

    Agentless vs. agent-based monitoring? Why not both?

    Agentless performance monitoring software eased server maintenance for IT staff at The Regence Group without sacrificing the quality of the data.

  • June 13, 2007 13 Jun'07

    Analysts give re-tooled CA another chance

    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 23 May'07

    BMC boasts business service management bundle

    With new and upgraded business service management (BSM) software, BMC aims to help companies connect IT to the business.

  • May 17, 2007 17 May'07

    Service level management software gets interesting

    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 13 Apr'07

    Change and configuration management cut firm's downtime

    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.

  • April 09, 2007 09 Apr'07

    CA's Workload Automation incorporates Cybermation ESP job scheduler

    CA has released Workload Automation, job scheduling software that helps IT managers schedule and automate workloads across mainframe, Unix and x86 platforms.

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Start data center documentation now, AFCOM speaker says

    Data center documentation -- writing down step-by-step procedures for everything in your facility can help you run operations more efficiently with less downtime.

  • March 27, 2007 27 Mar'07

    Cirba jumpstarts firm's server consolidation project

    Mentor Graphics plans to undergo a server consolidation project with the help of software vendor Cirba so that it can save on space, and reduce power and cooling costs.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    TPC-C benchmark gives way to OLTP successor

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council has a new transaction performance benchmark that it says is more real-world.

  • February 01, 2007 01 Feb'07

    Time to deal with daylight saving

    Daylight-saving time starts two weeks early this year. To prepare, data centers managers must patch their systems – or risk facing "multiple little aggravations."