BMC Helix Discovery Benefits

Doug Hynes
Manager, Solutions Engineering at Fusion
If a customer has a spread out enterprise support center, then maybe they have a main data center, a backup data center, and a colocation, so they need to be able to know what's in each environment without having to go to five or six teams, like the network or storage team. Having one solution, one pane glass, saying, "Here is what's in A, B and C." It helps with a level of capacity management decision-making, "Do we need to grow this solution? Do we need to reduce this solution?" It helps with understanding disaster recovery and business continuity. "If we lose data center B are we still okay?" In terms of supporting our application and our customers who use these applications. One of the customer areas that I deal with is healthcare. One of our customers had split their electronic health records system across three data centers, and they needed to make sure that each module of the EHR was still up and functional regardless of what was going on. So, our Discovery solution was able to go into the data center and show all the different pieces which made up that software, then where that was in terms of if they were doing virtual server migrations and being able to track the assets related to all that to show a service model. This helped a number of areas: financial management, disaster planning, in the areas of general change management, and recording incidents against the service. View full review »
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