Data centers are complex ecosystems comprised of many components: applications, databases, middleware, servers, storage, and networking hardware. The accelerating adoption of cloud and software-defined data centers makes understanding how it is all assembled even more difficult. Today, IT organizations rely on a variety of different sources to make sense of it all, including CMDBs, network monitoring software, asset management tools, spreadsheets, and the tribal knowledge of key individuals. Few organizations have achieved a fully-automated mapping of applications to supporting infrastructure, with interdependencies clearly documented.
Virtually every IT project requires some level of discovery to reduce risk and ensure a successful outcome.
Automated discovery facilitates:
Datatrend has decades of real-world experience with IT Discovery, specifically with BMC’s Discovery software, formerly known as ADDM. Over the past 10 years, Datatrend has developed best practices applicable to companies of all sizes.
Datatrend’s IT Discovery Services include: