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Subject: Re: [soa-rm] Fwd: Standards Watch: Service Modeling Language;Demo Show Doesn't Do Complexity

Thanks, Sally,

That is instructive.


At 1:29 PM -0800 2/5/07, Sally St. Amand wrote:
>Maybe this will help
>Rex Brooks <rexb@starbourne.com> wrote:
>If a second draft of SML was published in
>November, it managed to miss me. Anybody known
>anything more about this beastie? Sorry for any
>duplicated postings, but I wanted to get a wide
>audience on this.
>>Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 14:06:38 -0500 (EST)
>>From: "Network Computing
>>To: rexb@starbourne.com
>>Subject: Standards Watch: Service Modeling
>>Language; Demo Show Doesn't Do Complexity
>>X-DPOP: Version number supressed
>>  Network Computing Newsletter- Monday, February 5, 2007
>>  Everyone
>>loves a big, vendor-studded standards effort--if
>>it works. That's always the rub, isn't it? In
>>this issue,
>>take a close look at SML, or Service Modeling
>>Language, a multivendor effort to create a
>>common vocabulary for describing literally
>>*everything* in an IT environment--hardware,
>>software, applications and, eventually,
>>services. The idea is that standard descriptions
>>will make it easier for management products from
>>different vendors to share information about the
>>assets they manage.
>>SML's supporters represent a who's who of IT
>>vendors: BEA Systems, BMC Software, Cisco
>>Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel,
>>Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.
>>So, what are SML's prospects? It's still early,
>>but things look good. A second version of the
>>spec was published in November, and the group is
>>aiming to turn its work over to a
>>still-to-be-named standards body sometime this
>>quarter--with a goal of creating a standard
>>sometime next year.
>>It's no surprise that many of the players behind
>>SML are also architecting their management
>>products around configuration management
>>databases, or CMDBs. The easier it is to bring
>>asset data into CMDBs, the more they will be
>>adopted by customers. If you're interested in
>>SML and simplifying IT management, go deeper
>>into this story by reading our
>>analysis of CMDBs:. Also check out our in-depth
>>analysis of the leading service-management
>>vendors and
>>the low down on ITL, or IT Infrastructure
>>Library, another major industry effort to
>>standardize IT management best practices.
>>Also this week, editor in chief Art Wittmann
>>up his coverage of the DEMO conference, where
>>brave souls put on live demos of new IT products
>>and services. Not surprisingly, Art saw plenty
>>of new Web 2.0-style products, but also noted a
>>dearth of serious enterprise-scale offerings,
>>leading him to note that DEMO doesn't do
>>Richard Karpinski
>>Modeling Language Manages IT Assets
>>By Andrew Conry-Murray
>>The SML standard establishes a common vocabulary
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>>big vendors.
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>>Doesn't Do Complexity
>>By Art Wittmann
>>DEMO continued this afternoon with another spate
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>Rex Brooks
>President, CEO
>Starbourne Communications Design
>GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
>Berkeley, CA 94702
>Tel: 510-849-2309

Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-849-2309

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