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Configuration Management System for a New Generation of BTO applications

I love spring. Not only is it a time of rebirth, but the beginning of summer as also heralds the HP Software Universe (HPSU). And next week in Washington DC, all of you die hard HP Software fans get an excellent chance to learn about the amazing new solutions that we have been working on all winter. This year’s HPSU is especially exciting as we are proud to announce the release of the BTO Software 9.0 solutions. Within the Configuration Management group, we’ve been working industriously over the last year to bring an entirely new release of the Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) and the Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDMA). The UCMDB 9.0 and DDMA 9.0 products deliver many new capabilities, but the bottom line is that this release moves us further along our agenda to meet the market’s goals for a truly integrated Configuration Management System (CMS). Integration has always been the foundation for the UCMDB, and we’ve invested a lot of energy in refreshing all of the integrations to the other, new BTO Software solutions.


In my last post on federation in the CMS, I described the new Integration Studio, which is available with UCMDB 9.0. Another cornerstone of this release is the deployment of the BTO Data Model as a key element in making integrations easier to setup and maintain. UCMDB 9.0 is the first product in the BTO Software stack to deliver a solution completely rearchitected around the new BTO Data Model. With all of the subsequent releases of BTO Software products, the BTO Data Model becomes the data language for each integration between the data providers and data consumers (within the solution stack). This simplifies integrations because it means that data transformation isn’t necessary in the context of sharing data between BTO products.


At HPSU next week, attendee’s will have the opportunity to learn all about the new solutions from HP:

  • What’s New in UCMDB 9.0 (Session: 1884) | Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 10:30 AM (Eastern)
    Learn all about the newest UCMDB release with Olivier Pignault, UCMDB Product Manager; and Ahi Gvirstman, CMS Functional Architect,.
  • What’s New in DDMA 9.0 (Session: 1883) | Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 3:30 PM (Eastern)
    Learn about the new DDMA release and hear our discovery content strategy is making life easier for discovery admin’s. You’ll hear more about our discovery content strategy, which makes it simpler than ever to keep your UCMDB up to date. Thomas Wirtz, DDMA Product Manager
  • The HP Configuration Management Systems roadmap (Session: 1885) | Wednesday, June 18, 2010, 9:00 AM (Eastern). Learn more about what’s happening next our CMS Roadmap. I’ll be presenting information about where we’re going from here.
  • Customer Presentations (Various)
    We have an excellent lineup of customers and partners who will be presenting on various Configuration Management related topics. There are too many good ones to list here.

There’s still time to attend the HPSU 2010 event, you can learn more at the HP Software Universe 2010 website.

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Mike Oitzman works for HP Software as the UCMDB/DDM Group Product Line Manager. In this role, he is responsible for the UCMDB/DDM product ma...

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