Is the CMDB Irrelevant in a Virtual and Cloud Based World? (Virtualization Practice)
Bernd Harzog explores what effect new developments like virtualization and cloud will have upon the role of the CMDB. He focuses on the key question of whether the CMDB will now become much more important due to the changes created by virtualization and the cloud, or whether the CMDB will be rendered irrelevant by these very changes.
Traditional CMDBs were designed for static physical systems. They are unwieldy, difficult to update and lack real-time capabilities. Thus, they are unable to transition to the cloud-based virtualized world.
Harzog expresses doubt that today’s enterprise CMDB solutions will make the leap forward into the new dynamic and distributed virtualized and cloud based environments.
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