CMDB special report

Configuration management database (CMDB) software can help data center pros get a holistic view of data center components. This new tool can provide all of the information on data center hardware, applications and end users -- while mapping the relationships between them. Many systems management vendors are looking at the CMDB as a fundamental building block for implementing ITIL. While all of this sounds great, a CMDB is only as accurate as its implementation.

Configuration management database (CMDB) software can help data center pros get a holistic view of data center components. This new tool can provide all of the information on data center hardware, applications and end users -- while mapping the relationships between them. Many systems management vendors are looking at the CMDB as a fundamental building block for implementing ITIL. While all of this sounds great, a CMDB is only as accurate as its implementation. Where do you get started with a CMDB? What vendors are offering something useful? Check out our special report on getting started with CMDB.

  CMDB in the data center  

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