Cloud Providers Preach Open Standards

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Several companies today announced the release of a new cloud standard, the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Federation specification (CMDBf), created by the non-profit Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).

CMDBs give IT organizations complete visibility into the attributes, relationships, and dependencies of the components in their enterprise computing environments. The federation standard provides a way for accessing IT information in CMDBs distributed across multiple repositories to create a more complete and accurate view of IT information spread out across multiple data sources…

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