SOURCE: CM Crossroads

October 26, 2006 08:00 ET

Re-Launch of Configuration Management Developer Community Focuses on the Future

CM Crossroads Deploys New Web Portal Using Open Source Tools and High Performance Servers

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- CMC Media Inc., publisher of the Configuration Management Journal and Agile Journal, announced today that it has completed the re-launch of its popular configuration management developer community website Membership to CM Crossroads is free and available online at --

Since 1998 CM Crossroads has been the preeminent source for information and news about Configuration Management and Application Lifecycle management tools and solutions with lively discussion forums, a wiki web (CmWiki) and the CM Yellow Pages with links to a wide variety of developer resources. With steady growth in its membership and increased popularity of blogging and streaming media, CMC Media embarked on a complete re-deployment of CM Crossroads in order to support the dynamic nature of the developer community.

CM Crossroads was re-deployed to a new more robust managed hosting infrastructure utilizing services from Rackspace Managed Hosting™. "We decided to go with Rackspace for one reason, their award-winning Support," said Patrick Egan, Publisher for CMC Media. "If a problem does occur, we don't have to keep our fingers crossed that we will be able to recover. Rackspace will take care of us and make sure we stay up and running."

The CM Crossroads website was also redesigned from the ground up using open source solutions for all primary applications including the Joomla content management system and SMF, the Simple Machines Forum. According to Mr. Egan, "We chose both Joomla and SMF because of their highly active developer communities. With thousands of engaged members at both and we can be sure that our site will be able to support our own developer community."

About CMC Media Inc.

CMC Media is the publisher of the Configuration Management Journal, the Agile Journal and host of the world's largest developer community and resource center for application lifecycle management. CM Crossroads hosts a wide variety of services and collaboration resources for the development community, including discussion forums, newsletters, interactive webcasts and an extensive library of user contributed resources. For more information about CM Crossroads -- Tel: +1 (805) 683-1200 --

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