Webex and Evening Event: The New Blockchain CMDB; a new paradigm in accuracy and reliability

When: 17th Apr 2018, 18:00 - 17th Apr 2018, 21:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information

Speaker: Michael Stroh

At this exciting Configuration Management Event, Michael Stroh will discuss the potential of block chain in configuration management. The event will be a live webcast from Australia into the BCS Offices in Covent Garden London, where we will hold a networking supper and post Webinar discussion.

We are very excited at the opportunity to broaden the reach of our events beyond our London base, so the webcast will also be viewable using the webex details below.

Abstract:

Data centres comprise networks of connected nodes. The configuration, monitoring and health of the nodes can be managed by a Ledger of Things (LoT), which is a blockchain-based distributed ledger system.

All incidents, problems and changes to the IT infrastructure of a company’s IT network can be shared with each node in the network. Here, the LoT consists in a level of encryption added as a layer on top of the relational database technology of the CMDB on each node. Only those actors with the correct private key can gain access and update the LoT. This removes the requirement for centralised storage of Incident, Problem, Change and Asset Management data as in current implementations of IT Service Management.

By utilising the LoT, there is also no need for auto-discovery of devices and service mapping scans of business services, as all changes to the network are authorised and synced to all network nodes as LoT updates. Therefore, no discovery agents or credentials are required to be installed on nodes, and no costly discovery applications are required to discover the configuration of nodes in the network, as every update is automatically shared with each node.

About the speaker:

Michael StrohMichael Stroh, an IT Consultant with ServiceNow, has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry within Australia, USA and Europe. The last 13 years were related to IT Service Management and the design and implementation of ITIL based systems, especially configuration management and automated discovery applications. He is a committee member of the BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group (CMSG), a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and holds a Bachelor of Science (Comp. Sci.), MBA and Master of IT from the University of Melbourne.

  • 6.00pm - tea + Networking
  • 6.45pm - 7.45pm - presentation and questions
  • 7.45pm - 9.00pm - refreshments and networking
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