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Configuration management Is key to successful cloud implementation

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Overview

Visibility into the cloud environment is important because you need to make faster and more automated configuration management decisions.

This paper discusses:

- An overview of cloud computing, the evolution of cloud models, and the driving factors behind cloud adoption

- The challenges of cloud computing

- The definition of the Configuration Management System (CMS...

Visibility into the cloud environment is important because you need to make faster and more automated configuration management decisions.

This paper discusses:

- An overview of cloud computing, the evolution of cloud models, and the driving factors behind cloud adoption

- The challenges of cloud computing

- The definition of the Configuration Management System (CMS) and how CMS and the cloud are related

- Why cloud deployments depend on a CMS to be successful

- How discovery and dependency mapping provide end-to-end visibility into the cloud

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Executive summary
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What is cloud computing?
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The evolution of cloud models
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Factors driving cloud adoption
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Challenges introduced by the cloud
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Cloud implications for the Configuration Management System
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Defining a CMS
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Will cloud success ultimately depend on the CMS?
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The CMS provides end-to-end visibility into the cloud: Discovery and dependency mapping, integrations and federation are key success factors
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Conclusion
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