Top 10 Disruptive Technologies Affecting the Data Center - CMDBs

By eweek  |  Posted 2008-02-22 Print this article Print

Configuration management databases, or CMDBs, will continue to play critical roles in enterprise IT operations infrastructures, driven by a wide range of influences. Today, dependency mapping tools bring new technological approaches to the long-standing science of discovery. These tools will continue to be developed to help IT operations establish, maintain, visualize and monitor logical application or service topology relationships and dependencies across systems.


Several technologies are poised to shake up the data center. Gartner Research Vice President Carl Claunch provided eWEEK with a list of 10 technologies to watch. They are all relatively immature today, Claunch said, but will mature enough for widespread use in the next 18 to 36 months. In many cases, he said, maturity will occur only for a subset of each technology or for well-defined applications, with full maturity for more general use lagging beyond the three-year window.

The 10 technologies that follow should be considered in conjunction with many proven, fully mature technologies, as well as others that did not make this list but can also provide value for many companies.


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