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New Industry Standards For Databases In The Works

Several technology companies are creating an interoperability specification to allow customers to federate and access information from their complex, multi-vendor IT infrastructures.

BMC Software, Fujitsu Limited, HP and IBM announced this week that they plan to submit a draft to an industry standards organization later this year.

The open, industry-wide specification is expected to integrate communication between Configuration Management Databases and other repositories, which, in turn, should give companies greater choice and flexibility with hardware, applications and middleware.

The specification is also expected to give IT staff a more complete and accurate understanding of how servers, storage devices, networks, middleware, applications and data work together. That should make it easier to track changes to an IT environment and their impact on other parts of a business that shares the same resources, even in a multi-vendor environment.