Configuration Management and DevOps News
February 20, 2017
Seeking to improve the workflow efficiencies of corporate IT shops, ServiceNow incorporates IBM's cognitive technology with its services automation platform.
January 27, 2017
IT never sleeps, and 2017 will keep them on their toes. Experts and IT professionals weigh in on their expectations for the cloud, containers and DevOps.
December 22, 2016
Rancher container management rode into town for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2016, and the government department hasn't looked back since.
December 14, 2016
Puppet Enterprise is expected to add multisite disaster recovery that could offer a cheaper alternative to long-distance vMotion for Puppet masters.
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CMDB discovery tools have been around for quite a long time because their need is pretty obvious. Organizations are generally understaffed to do the daily work. Many just do not staff to ... Continue Reading
An NMS provides real-time feedback about operations and performance. A CMDB maintains relationships between components of an environment. Should we have both? Continue Reading
An IT shop experiences performance issues in a long-running deployment that's been operational through many changes. The culprit is probably a build-up of IT configuration artifacts. Continue Reading