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The fully configurable Synchronization App, now available in the ServiceNow Store, can automatically update the ServiceNow CMDB with up-to-date security and compliance information gathered by Qualys Cloud Agents on IT assets, giving ServiceNow users better visibility of their global IT assets on a continuous basis.
A common way to implement the CMDB is to aggregate data from multiple sources.
In 2008, CA implemented and released the CA CMDB product with services specified in the first public release of the specification by the CMDBf consortium.
CMDB industry analyst O'Donnell and architect and practitioner Casanova provide guidance for designing and customizing CMDB solutions, and take the reader from the initial planning stages through day-to-day operation and maintenance.
Core to the survey, Enterprise Management Associates reports a majority of respondents recognize the cost-savings associated with CMDB deployments and point to these technologies as key to helping companies pull out of the economic downturn.
The company also said it is expanding its customers' service configuration visibility into the mainframe environment with the new CA CMDB Connector for z/OS, available on Monday (27 April), which discovers and helps reconcile mainframe Configuration Items (CIs) and their dependencies with distributed CIs to provide a complete view of business applications and services across distributed and mainframe environments.
As organizations seek solutions, he adds, they will need to know how their preferred technology vendors fulfill key criteria, such as: ability to federate or share information between CMDBs and other management data repositories; an increasing role of CMDB in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 best practices; the ability to analyze and manage infrastructure capacity, risk governance, software license compliance and service continuity demands; accessibility versus security; and adherence to specific compliance regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the GrammLeach-Bliley Act and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
The draft specification defines query and registration web services for interaction between a federating CMDB and an MDR, based on HTTP, SOAP, WSDL, XML Schema, and Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) standards.
myCMDB uses the principles of social networking to deliver role-based 'communities' where users can easily update, view and interact with CMDB data and users.
iTRACS Physical Layer Manager effectively and economically integrates ITIL CMDB concepts through its four combined modules.
The Tideway Foundation adapter for BMC Atrium CMDB allows the widely-deployed Foundation 6.
An accurate CMDB can help an IT staff understand the relationships and dependencies among these various components.
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