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How Can We Reinvent the Data Center? [1 MIN VIDEO]

VideoHow would you describe a reinvented data center? Check out this 1 minute video to get your creative juices running….
 
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10 Devastating Outages and Failures of Major Brands in 2011

Thought that you were alone. Even the biggest in the business suffer downtime and outages. We've compiled a list showing how ongoing failures and performance problems cost companies both in lost revenues and damaged reputations. Read more...

CloudTweaks: Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud

Everyone is talking about moving to the cloud today. Yet with the fevered pace of change in today's data centers, how do you overcome the complexity and dynamics to make a smooth migration to the cloud? Read more...

7 Excellent Virtualization Infographics

More and more companies have discovered the advantages that virtualization can bring to their businesses. Check out the selection of virtualization infographics we've compiled, for some surprising facts and insights about virtualization and how it can effect your organization. Read more...

7 Terrific Ways for Applying IT Analytics to Dramatically Improve IT Operations

IT is moving to apply an analytics-driven approach to better manage IT operations, significantly improving how configuration information is handled. Check out our list and see how to leverage analytics to get the most out of configuration data for maximizing stability and ensuring dependable performance. Read more...

Is the CMDB Irrelevant in a Virtual and Cloud Based World? (Virtualization Practice)

Virtualization PracticeBernd Harzog explores what effect new developments like virtualization and cloud have upon the role of the CMDB. Traditional CMDBs were designed for static physical systems. The CMDB is unable to transition to the cloud-based virtualized world.
 
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Cloud Computing Best Practices: Shifting to Analytics Driven IT Operations

IT today remains stuck with manual and static approaches for confronting large data challenges. To take on today's complex state of operations and dynamics, IT needs to make a paradigm switch, applying automated analytics to the changing, overwhelming amounts of collected data, analyzing it and then presenting it to IT ops in an actionable format. Read more...

You don't want a CMDB, you want a CMS (IT-Director.com)

David Norfolk looks at how organizations should best manage their infrastructure. The IT environment is in chaos. That means that nobody is sure of exactly what IT there is or how it is configured. The CMDB becomes a white elephant sinking under the weight of its unused, and increasingly out-of-date data. Read more...

CMDB 3.0

Hank Marquis describes how ITIL v3 has revolutionized configuration management and redefined CMDB. He explains that the CMDB has been one of the most desired, misunderstood, over-marketed and most failure prone of all the ITIL concepts. Read more...

BSM Rediscovered (Forrester)

Forrester ResearchJean-Pierre Garbani, VP and Principle Researcher at Forrester, explores the roots of Business Service Management (BSM). What actually happened was that the CMDB discovery tools showed a lot of limitations, creating the imperfect CMDB.
 
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