Appendix B

The Configuration Management Database and Configuration Management System

AbstractApplication performance and the performance of the business services they support all depend on managing change effectively across the broader application infrastructure. The requirements to do this accelerated with the emergence of public and private cloud environments, coupled with the move to virtualization, and even the need to manage containers and microservices.Ongoing research and dialogue with IT organizations confirm that solutions related to Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs), Configuration Management Systems (CMS), and Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) are on the rise in terms of innovation and relevance. This is because ...

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