This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

ServiceNow Adds To IT Operations Management Portfolio

ServiceNow® (NYSE: NOW), the enterprise IT cloud company, today announced ServiceNow Configuration Automation, a new orchestration application that controls automated configuration of data center infrastructure based on the ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB). Administrators no longer need to think of the CMDB as a point-in-time historical record of hardware and software configurations. Instead, the process reverses, and the ServiceNow CMDB can become the driver of configuration changes to the data center infrastructure. This allows IT to improve quality of service, ensure compliance and define a single version of truth that controls, instead of just records, changes.

For years, IT has been challenged to obtain detailed understanding and control of the data center. Common point solutions have only exacerbated the problem by configuring resources independently and without the governance of change control. Moving applications to the cloud adds further complications because changes can occur much more rapidly and in greater volumes. Accurate configuration information about infrastructure—physical, virtual and cloud-based—ensures confident IT service delivery. It is also crucial for preventing outages and degradation in the quality of service provided to the business.

“Data growth and a proliferation of automation tools have resulted in confusion, inconsistency and ultimately a loss of confidence in IT,” said Shane Jackson, vice president of marketing, ServiceNow. “As IT infrastructure is being added or changed, compliance, architecture and reporting all need to be considered. ServiceNow Configuration Automation helps with this by combining the speed and ease of automation with critical governance and control. We are inverting the configuration process so that policy and governance drive the process rather than trying to document it after the fact.”

The new Configuration Automation application integrates with ServiceNow Change Management, ServiceNow Configuration Management, ServiceNow Cloud Provisioning, ServiceNow CMDB and Puppet Enterprise from Puppet Labs, an IT automation software provider. Together, ServiceNow and Puppet Enterprise create a unified system that drives automated and governed configuration changes.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs