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BMC Software Raises the Bar for IT Discovery

After enhancing its IT discovery capabilities with the acquisition of Tideway Systems a year ago, BMC Software’s newly integrated BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (BMC ADDM) solution raises the bar for discovery solutions.

BMC ADDM combines the depth of Tideway’s best-of-breed discovery capabilities with the breadth of BMC’s Atrium solutions to establish a new standard for understanding the relationships and dependencies of organizations’ physical assets and applications.

“Gartner has seen an increase in CMDB projects that are driven by data center projects (in consolidation or disaster recovery planning projects),” said Ronni Colville, VP distinguished analyst at Gartner, Inc. “IT service DM tools have become a linchpin in the discovery of near-real-time, critical, previously unknown relationships between IT components and the systems that make up IT services.”

The combined tool was instrumental in helping one customer, GAD, fulfill its requirement to complete a software audit of its IBM products. GAD is an IT competence center for approximately 440 cooperative banks, central banks and other companies in the cooperative financial transaction banking network, as well as retail banks in German-speaking countries.

“Banking governance processes require mainframes to be managed similarly to a distributed server environment,” said Holger Kaufmann, systems management consultant at GAD. “BMC’s newly-integrated discovery solution allowed us to easily create the sort of custom patterns necessary to complete our audit as well as provide configuration management that will drive instant problem and change management across our entire environment.”

BMC ADDM discovers and maps dependencies of not only the business applications and servers but now also maps network devices and mainframe and detailed Java dependencies as well. This is vital end-to-end coverage for customers who are modernizing data centers or deploying new virtualized cloud environments.

“The new stronger solution has resonated with the market. Since the 2009 acquisition, the BMC Discovery business has grown by more than 100 percent,” said John Peters, BMC’s vice president and general manager of the Atrium Software Business.

The solution provides direct integration and real-time sync to BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB), assuring that the data within the CMDB keeps pace with changes and provides a solid foundation for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. Further, the deep and granular information generated by BMC ADDM helps organizations minimize the risks associated with business-critical initiatives such as data center consolidation, virtualization and compliance.

Published Friday, November 12, 2010 5:31 AM by David Marshall
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