SolarWinds is an example of how dramatically lower price points and faster time to value are catching on in a sea of more complex, costly, and albeit usually more richly functional network management products.
Stories by Dennis Drogseth
As you may have suspected from some of my prior columns, I've found the product strategies in the WAN optimization market something of a puzzle.
This third and last (I promise) in my series on CMDBs in the NOC probably should have been written first. Based on some feedback, I've decided to go back to square one and discuss EMA's (and my own) evolving perception of what a CMDB System is or at least should be in a little more detail - and then look at how the meaning of "CMDB" has itself changed, both within ITIL and within the industry.