A number of Configuration Management System (CMS) vendors, understanding the complexities of sharing data across product boundaries, have developed a specification to simplify sharing this data via federation. CA, along with other vendors, formed the Configuration Management Database Federation (CMDBf) Working Group. The CMDBf provides a vendor-neutral standard for federating CMDBs and other management data repositories. As the standard becomes more widely used, it will ease the task of federation with external sources and implementation of Service Asset and Configuration Management and CMS. With a recent update just approved and published by the DMTF, we invite you to join us and learn the value of standards-based CMDB federation and how you can reduce the cost and uncertainty of your IT deployments and foster better decisions to increase service availability and decrease resource consumption.
Ram Melkote is the Product Manager for CA CMDB. He manages the product strategy for CA CMDB along with the product federations that underlie the Unified Service Model (USM). Ram has over 20 years of cross functional experience in the IT industry across service management, IT applications, SOA , BPM, Middleware, Databases, and Systems Management.
Marv Waschke is a development VP and Senior Advisor in Product Management in the CA Chief Architect’s office. Marv began work with network and telecommunications management applications at a large aerospace company where he began work on the product that eventually became the CA Service Desk. He participated in the design and development of the CA CMDB. He represents CA on the CMDB Federation working group and was an author of the recently released DMTF CMDB federation standard.