Tideway is a recognised leader in mapping application relationships to physical and virtual infrastructure, including the critical dependencies that exist between these elements. ASG is not only an industry leader in application portfolio management with its powerful ASG-becubicâ¢ product, but is also a major innovator in CMDB technology with its MetaCMDB, which features ASG-RochadeÂ® technology. The combination of the technologies from Tideway and ASG creates a complete CMDB solution that is unparalleled in the marketplace.
According to a report by Glenn OâDonnell, senior analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., âthe configuration management database (CMDB) is a major topic for IT operations professionals, as maturing IT organisations now comprehend its pivotal role in operational process initiatives such as ITILÂ®.â And as this technology type and vendor landscape continues to mature, OâDonnell writes, âthere will be no competitive differentiation in the data held or exchanged, only in how the vendor assembles and leverages such data. Expect the big fourâ¦to move more slowly than smaller, nimble playersâ¦such as ASG and Tideway.â (âA Federated CMDB Remains Distant, But Start Now,â Forrester Research, Inc., June 2008).
The new MetaCMDB solution offers a high level of decision support for business and IT, providing the tools for accurate project planning and estimation as well as for prioritisation based on real and accurate data. The combined technologies offer businesses a fully automated documentation of business service dependencies, reducing overall risk and accelerating the generation of an accurate and maintained service model.
The partnership between ASG and Tideway includes joint marketing, training, and support efforts on a global scale to bring the fully integrated, Tideway-enabled MetaCMDB solution to a broad customer base.