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Discovery and Dependency Mapping

Know the facts to make the right choice

Depth and experience make a difference

IT can’t know what assets support which part of the business through discovery alone. Application discovery and dependency mapping are interrelated and should come from a single, trusted solution. BMC Helix Discovery has over 10 years of experience offering remarkable discovery and dependency mapping capabilities. Research conducted by IDC found 549% ROI in 5 years with a payback of 5 months.

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BMC Discovery

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Critical Capabilities





Application mapping using "Start Anywhere” approach
Enables blind spot detection which is critical with meeting Regulatory/Security Compliance initiatives
Single vendor that can provide a comprehensive, holistic view of mainframe systems, distributed systems, software, hardware, and multi-cloud assets
Deliver fast, accurate, and secure cloud and on-premises asset visibility
Continuous monthly updates of product catalog that are publicly available
Agnostic event-driven discovery for assets located in multi-cloud and on-premise data center environments
Service dependency mapping available out of the box
Primary discovery done via agentless technology
Discovery appliance uses clustering for higher speed and scalability
Discovery solution integrates with CMDB
Single vendor also provides IT Service Management
Single vendor also provides enterprise-class performance & availability management
Single vendor also provides Data Center Automation capabilities (Server Automation, Network Automation, Patch Management, etc.)
Standalone open platform for developer ecosystem
“With BMC Discovery...we have clear visibility into the services we deliver, the relationships of the services to the IT infrastructure, and the business impact of the services.” — Wilfred Hoefakker, IT Service Manager for Education, WUR