Configuration Management and DevOps
- February 01, 2012
A new, lower-cost alternative to Microsoft systems management tools from SolarWinds offers patch management and remote management.
- October 27, 2011
CFengine now natively supports Windows, and Opscode Chef does too. But will Windows shops accept their advances?
- September 27, 2011
A mainstay of Web 2.0 companies, DevOps-inspired configuration management tools are turning out to be a good fit in the traditional enterprise.
- March 10, 2010
CA has bought the streamlined systems management software vendor Nimsoft for $350 million.
- February 26, 2010
Smartphone apps for the iPhone and Blackberry enable IT pros to manage data center systems management tasks remotely.
- January 18, 2010
As cash-strapped data center managers turn to Software as a Service (SaaS) systems management to reduce IT costs, BMC has released its Remedy ITSM in a SaaS model.
- November 04, 2009
Application performance monitoring tools would be fairly useless without the right people and management processes to go with them, according an IT manager at trucking company Con-way.
- October 08, 2009
AFCOM's Data Center World attendees say said they can't find a good way to inventory and manage hardware or software change in their data centers.
- July 24, 2009
A data center colocation company now includes facility items in its configuration management database to more quickly identify which customers could be affected by an outage.
- May 07, 2009
Understanding the current state of your data center is the key to improving power consumption. Armed with current information about configuration items, you can make the informed decisions to make your data center operate more efficiently.
- April 03, 2009
BMC updated its Remedy Service Management suite and Atrium CMDB, but users are leery of jumping into a long-term CMDB deployment in this down economy.
- March 19, 2009
Small systems management companies aim their point products at practitioners rather than senior IT managers to encourage enterprises with large management frameworks to switch.
- December 16, 2008
HP has announced updates to its Universal Configuration Management Database and greater integration with additional HP offerings. UCMDB is designed to provide a 360-degree view of IT operations and track data center change.
- September 10, 2008
Deployment of configuration management databases has increased since 2007, with data center managers seeing immediate ROI from these tools, according to the Data Center Decisions 2008 Purchasing Intentions Survey. But overall, systems management ...
- April 30, 2008
With the z10, IBM's mainframe can serve as the hub of the new multimedia data center. A new enterprise architecture concept using the mainframe as the hub of the hub is on the horizon. Indeed, IBM has already recommended six areas where the ...