BMC TrueSight Operations Management Single Pane of Glass

Does the solution provide you with a single pane of glass where you can ingest data and events from many technologies? If yes, how does this feature affect your IT ops management?

Paul Mercina
Director Product Management at Park Place Technologies
The solution provides us with a single pane of glass where we can ingest data and events from many technologies. In terms of our IT ops management, we have a unique deployment. We actually have it running in our own shop. Everything that we deploy to our customers we deploy internally first. But we've really licensed and implemented TrueSight to drive our services business. We're supporting all of our customers' data centers with the product. We're not connected to all of those yet. We just officially launched the solution in January of 2018. We've got about a year-and-a-half in production with the product and we're getting good adoption. The real answer to its effect on our IT ops management is not so much our internal deployment. It's more about the deployment that we're leveraging for all of our 16,000-plus customers globally.
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IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're currently looking at either consolidating the other monitoring tools that we have around the organization or connecting them for the single-pane-of-glass goodness. We're bringing in data from SolarWinds, we're bringing in data from Oracle's OEM, and we're integrated with an application monitoring desktops. It generates an event and a ticket is cut out to the regional support people. They will go to the desktop and say, "Your, your disk is in danger of imminent failure. We need to go ahead and clone that guy and replace it before you're down." So we're definitely going with a single pane of glass. In terms of our IT ops management, that means it's getting better. We're trying to be more proactive instead of reactive.
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Service Delivery Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
When it comes to incident management, we get most of our data from TrueSight, log data, because we don't use the ITDA interface. It would be an effective interface, but for logging we go to our SIEMs, since we're already pumping data to another system there. But TrueSight definitely gives us a view into the health of our business services, which is our primary goal for implementing monitoring.
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Monitoring Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Where we had a lot of dashboards before, we now don't have anything, as we've replaced all of them. So, there are no panes of glass in our support. So, if you are a support personnel at our company, you are not looking at a screen. Instead you are looking at your cell phone, because we reach out to you when there's a problem and you don't have to look at anything.
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Doug Greene
Sr. Director Operations at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The solution provides a single pane of glass where we can ingest data and events from many technologies. I am one of the few, at least from according to BMC, who has screens up in my hallways and I show our top 20 applications from a criticality standpoint - what's most important to our organization, things that I have to run. Everyone sees what's up on those boards every day. I go to it two or three times a day. Because we have that single pane of glass, we see where we're having issues organizationally and we're able to rally resources - whether it's engineering, operations, or our development group - and solve the problem and get those things from red/yellow back to green/blue. The single pane of glass was a key piece of what we needed to have in order to be successful as a monitoring organization.
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Mudassir Parwez Ahmed
Sr. Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution provides a single pane of glass where you can ingest data and events from many technologies. That's one of the major selling points that BMC is pitching for TrueSight Operations Management. You can monitor everything: servers, networks, databases, and your applications. You can also implement capacity optimization and the Presentation Server has a single console, a view and dashboards, where you can see everything in one place. Previously, BMC called TrueSight a "manager of managers" because TrueSight can be integrated with almost every other monitoring and ticketing tool. For example, in my current project, we have integrated at least 20 other monitoring and alerting systems with TrueSight, and all the other systems are sending their events or alerts to TrueSight. Then in TrueSight, we are doing the even management to reduce the noise, and filter out unwanted alerts, and then only get the required alerts. Even for other integrations, TrueSight acts as a single pane of glass, where you have all these disparate systems. You can integrate all of them with TrueSight and get all the events and alerts in a single window.
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