THREE COMMON REASONS WHY YOUR CMDB ISN’T WORKING (AND HOW TO FIX IT)

THREE COMMON REASONS WHY YOUR CMDB ISN’T WORKING (AND HOW TO FIX IT)

If you’re experiencing difficulties like your auto-discovery being unable to find resources that you know are there, or being unable to register new CIs, you might be tearing out your hair. Based on our experience with other CMDB customers, here are three of...
ARE THERE GOOD REASONS NOT TO USE CONTAINERS?

ARE THERE GOOD REASONS NOT TO USE CONTAINERS?

Container adoption is making dramatic jumps from year to year. In 2018, fewer than 20 percent of IT organizations had begun to investigate containers, but that figure has jumped to over 35 percent in just 12 months. In a short space of time,...
MOVING FROM OPENDCIM TO DEVICE42

MOVING FROM OPENDCIM TO DEVICE42

If you’re starting to get a data center up and running, it’s likely that you’ll begin organizing it using openDCIM. This is a free, browser-based data center infrastructure management platform released under the GPL 3 license. Despite its low price tag – free! –...
PREVENT YOUR NEXT SYSTEM OUTAGE WITH AN ACCURATE CMDB

PREVENT YOUR NEXT SYSTEM OUTAGE WITH AN ACCURATE CMDB

Unplanned outages are the worst. One quarter of all companies report that an hour of unplanned downtime now costs between $300,000 and $400,000 – and 15 percent of companies now say that an hour of unplanned downtime costs more than $5 million. These costs...
HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS TRANSFORMED THE CMDB

HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS TRANSFORMED THE CMDB

The Complicated History of CMDBs The one thing all Configuration Management Databases (CMDB) have in common is that for them to be of any use, they have to be populated with Configuration Items (CI). And there’s only two ways to populate any database: have people do...
10 REASONS YOU SHOULD INVEST IN APPLICATION DEPENDENCY MAPPING

10 REASONS YOU SHOULD INVEST IN APPLICATION DEPENDENCY MAPPING

As businesses increasingly invest in technology and undertake digital transformation initiatives, the complexity and growth of the IT environment have exploded. Traditional methods for managing and keeping inventory of infrastructure are now out of date....