New IBM Tivoli Software Manages IT Processes

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2006-05-24 Print this article Print

The company's Change and Configuration Management Database will manage storage devices, address IT failures and deploy new software releases and patches.

IBM has announced new software and services from its Tivoli division to automate and manage IT processes.

The new software, called the IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, or CCMDB, along with three new IBM Tivoli Process Managers, will be available on June 30, said Mike McCarthy, director of strategy at IBM Tivoli. The new software is used for managing storage devices, addressing IT failures and deploying new software releases and patches, he said.

The CCMDB provides a way for management applications to share data with each other, such as data about a customer's IT infrastructure, McCarthy said. The software gives users the capability to automatically discover all the parts and total configuration of the user's infrastructure and store it in a repository, he said.

In addition, the CCMDB provides workflow technology to codify processes, McCarthy said. "What makes this different is we integrate this with management tools so you can automate steps within the process," McCarthy said.

"It's all about integrating people and processes, and integrating the data, and to address customer issues around efficiency and effectiveness," he said.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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