20 Most Promising Configuration Management Solution Providers 2016

Configuration management is critical to the success of any IT process. From provisioning, change management, release management, and patch management to compliance and security, automated configuration management eliminates manual work, while creating greater stability and predictability.

A big challenge in configuring the software and hardware components is to negotiate with the different teams that have its own initiatives, mandates, and goals. Implementing an appropriate Configuration Management (CM) system will benefit an enterprise with improved control on IT assets, increased reliability of IT components, and high-end reconciliation and management of complex systems and infrastructures. An organization simply cannot improve its security standards at minimal disposal of cost and time, unless it adopts a suitable and flexible CM system. One of the main elements here is the configuration management database which enables one to track configuration items for root cause analysis, impact analysis, change management, and current state assessment.

In this scenario, various emerging and established solution providers are coming up with innovative configuration management technologies and solutions to meet the missioncritical IT service challenges of enterprises.

In order to simplify and assist CIOs in identifying the right CM system for their enterprise, CIOReview presents “20 Most Promising Configuration Management Solution Providers 2016.”

A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the CIOReview editorial board has selected the top Configuration Management Solution Providers. In our selection process, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the configuration management landscape.

Company Name

Company Description

Ansible Provides enterprise-grade solutions for automating apps, systems, and cloud resources for IT organizations
Belarc Allows users to simplify and automate the management of their desktops, servers, and laptops throughout the world, using a single database and intranet server
CFEngine Enables organizations to become more agile by radically simplifying, automating, and transforming the way they build, deliver, and consume IT infrastructure and applications
Chef Provides a configuration management tool that helps deploy servers and applications to any physical, virtual, or cloud location
CMstat Provides Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware configuration management and data management software to the aerospace and defense industry.
Dorado Software Dorado's Redcell Resource Management solution performs both network and service and monitoring management functions in one console.
Effectual Systems Group Provides high performance configuration management solutions to meet the needs of all HPE UCMDB and ITOM Service Management customers.
Evolven Provides an IT Operation Analytics (ITOA) solution that correlates and analyzes cross silo data sources to deliver unparalleled IT operations insights
IC Manage Provides next generation design management solutions for SoC, IP, IC and software design, enabling companies to efficiently and reliably manage single and multi-site development efforts.
Infosim Manufacturer of automated service fulfillment and service assurance solutions for Telcos, ISPs, managed service providers and corporations.
McCabe Software Provides software quality management and configuration management solutions
Netwatch Solutions Offers a configuration management database software solution that operates as an asset management repository for infrastructure systems.
OpenMake Software Offering a comprehensive framework for addressing the DevOps challenges
PAS Provides worldclass software, services, and expertise that enhance operator effectiveness and industrial control systems cybersecurity, enabling safe, secure, and profitable operations
Professional Systems Provides configuration management and product lifecycle managem ent solutions using CMPRO.
Puppet Labs Helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them.
ReleaseTEAM Provides custom, state-of-the-art technology Software Configuration Management solutions.
SaltStack Provides configuration management software for the orchestration and automation of CloudOps, ITOps and DevOps
TTG International Specializes in telecommunication, Performance Management, and Fault and Alarm Management
YumaWorks Provides multi-protocol distributed server toolkit that uses YANG data-driven tools to automate configuration and network management interfaces.