40 Federated CMDBs Information-technology managers can use a federated CMDB – an enterprise-level CMDB – to accumulate information about configurations, changes and other data from disparate sources. The goal is to enable management data providers to integrate their data into a coherent, seamless CMDB, using an industry-standard interface. The architecture for this standard was proposed in a 2007 white paper, written by representatives from several CMDB vendors: ASG, BMC Software, CA, Fujitsu, HP Software Division, IBM and Microsoft. These members represented the CMDB Federation Workgroup, or CMDBf. In 2009, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) standardized the CMDBf specification to provide a cross-vendor, standardized solution for federating system-management data. References • Office of Government Commerce (OGC), ed.: Service Support.
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Pdf) External links • ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus ITIL CMDB (http://www.manageengine.com/products/service-desk/ itil-cmdb.html) • LiveTime’s Cloud based CMDB (http://www.livetime.com/itil-service-management/service-manager/ configuration-management-cmdb/) • How to build a CMDB (http://www.cmdb.info/p/c_software7.html) with open source software • Get your OpenSource CMDB with iTop. (http://netcmdb.com) iTop is developed by Combodo a French OpenSource Software editor • IBM Tivoli Configuration and Change Management Database IBM CCMDB • HP Universal CMDB (https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?zn=bto& cp=1-11-15-25^1059_4000_100__&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN) • Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Federation Specification (http://xml.coverpages.org/ DMTF-DSP0252-CMDB-Federation.pdf) • CMDBuild – Configuration and Management Database Open Source (http://www.cmdbuild.org) • i-doit Open Source CMDB (http://www.i-doit.org/) • CMDB (http://www.cmdb.org/) References BMC Software 41 BMC Software BMC Software, Inc. Type Traded as Public NASDAQ: BMC  NASDAQ-100 Component S&P 500 Component Industry Founded Headquarters Key people Products Computer software September 1980 Houston, Texas, U.S.
Beauchamp (Chairman and CEO) Enterprise software Business service management IT Services and Management Mainframe computing IT Operations Revenue Operating income Net income Total assets Total equity Employees Website  US$ 1.911 billion (FY 2010)  US$ 506.1 million (FY 2010)  US$ 406.1 million (FY 2010)  US$ 4.138 billion (FY 2010)  US$ 1.388 billion (FY 2010)  6,100 (March 2010) BMC.com 
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