Systems management 3.0: Virtualization changes everything

Cloud computing and virtualization will help change the way IT shops think about systems management. It will more than likely change the landscape currently dominated by IBM, CA, HP and BMC.

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Cloud computing and virtualization in the data center have created an opportunity to reconsider an old problem -- what to do about systems management. Large enterprises have spent time and money on expensive frameworks from IBM Tivoli, CA, HP and BMC. But if you could start from scratch and build the perfect systems management environment using today’s tools, would you take a different path?

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This was first published in March 2011

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