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Addmi 01-why addm

  1. 1. The problems we are addressing Why Atrium Discovery?
  2. 2. Why Are You Here? <ul><li>The IT environment is complicated </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t know what’s where </li></ul><ul><li>You have a compelling need to understand it and quickly </li></ul>
  3. 3. Compelling Events <ul><li>Certain IT projects affect a large part of the environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Datacenter move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization / optimization project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software license audit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Populating a system of record: CMDB, asset register, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To succeed, you have to understand that environment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Is Understanding So Hard? (1) <ul><ul><li>Error prone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exceptions are hard to track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsatisfactory: no dependency information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manually baselining is: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Is Understanding So Hard? (2) <ul><li>You’re trying to investigate environments that you don’t own </li></ul><ul><li>The actual owners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are unknown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are busy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have no incentive to cooperate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be suspicious of what you’re doing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Requirements of the Baseline Process <ul><li>To be useful, the baseline must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a business view of the estate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer 90% of the question before you’ve asked it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce your reliance on the experts in other parts of IT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To be feasible, the baseline must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeatable at no extra cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast – feasible to baseline on an ongoing basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust against failure </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. BMC Atrium Discovery (1) <ul><li>Agent-free </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible & Configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Low impact </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-platform </li></ul><ul><li>Proven scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly knowledge updates </li></ul><ul><li>Graph-based data model </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern language </li></ul><ul><li>CI provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic /Manual Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Full text search </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based UI </li></ul><ul><li>Context-sensitive reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-the box adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Standard data mappings </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated security adapters (LDAP/PKI) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration toolkits </li></ul>
  8. 8. BMC Atrium Discovery (2) <ul><li>Agent-free </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible & Configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Low impact </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-platform </li></ul><ul><li>Proven scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly knowledge updates </li></ul><ul><li>Graph-based data model </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern language </li></ul><ul><li>CI provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic /Manual Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Full text search </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based UI </li></ul><ul><li>Context-sensitive reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-the box adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Standard data mappings </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated security adapters (LDAP/PKI) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration toolkits </li></ul>
  9. 9. BMC Atrium Discovery (3) <ul><li>Agent-free </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible & Configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Low impact </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-platform </li></ul><ul><li>Proven scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly knowledge updates </li></ul><ul><li>Graph-based data model </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern language </li></ul><ul><li>CI provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic /Manual Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Full text search </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based UI </li></ul><ul><li>Context-sensitive reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-the box adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Standard data mappings </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated security adapters (LDAP/PKI) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration toolkits </li></ul>
  10. 10. BMC Atrium Discovery (4) <ul><li>Agent-free </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible & Configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Low impact </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-platform </li></ul><ul><li>Proven scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly knowledge updates </li></ul><ul><li>Graph-based data model </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern language </li></ul><ul><li>CI provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic /Manual Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Full text search </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based UI </li></ul><ul><li>Context-sensitive reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-the box adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Standard data mappings </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated security adapters (LDAP/PKI) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration toolkits </li></ul>

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