IBM TADDM 22.214.171.124 – Extending discovery to EMC ViPR and AWS Public Cloud
Enterprises with some of the largest IT deployments worldwide rely on IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) to discover and reconcile up to 10s of millions of infrastructure components. TADDM is the trusted discovery system providing the configuration data for key business processes such as availability management, service management, and disaster recovery. Clients planning workload migration to the cloud are already extending their TADDM solution to discover virtualised infrastructure including hypervisors and containers, and will also need to be able to discover the public cloud infrastructure and platform services that their modernised business applications depend upon.
As enterprises modernize data centers and applications, TADDM capabilities can be used to asses which apps are most appropriate for deploying to public/private cloud. An IT workload includes all the resources involved in the delivery and management of an application. In order to evaluate which workloads are most suitable for relocating, a pre-requisite is to identify all the resources and sub-components that provide functionality consumed by the application. It is also important to understand all the physical, logical, as well as operational relationships and dependencies between the resources in the IT Infrastructure.
IT/back-end engineering teams historically managed IT discovery, and integration of topology and configuration data with end-user systems such as Service Desks and CMDBs. They recognize the complexity of discovery which requires, for example, an understanding of application server processes and dependencies, insight into clustering, high availability and disaster recovery configurations, and knowledge of hypervisor, storage and network configurations.
TADDM has powerful capabilities to enable IT support Business Application Owners in completing the pre-requisite first step, i.e. to discover and classify the components in the IT Infrastructure. Identification of workloads, and association to business applications and services requires input from the client’s application owners and service delivery managers who have the knowledge about the relationship between a workload and the business application/service.
What’s coming in TADDM 126.96.36.199 ?
With TADDM 188.8.131.52, planned for release in July 2018, enterprises can discover additional technologies with new sensors including EMC ViPR SRM, and AWS Public Cloud. This release also provides out of the box integration with the IBM Big Fix platform, enabling clients to leverage their BigFix infrastructure to automate discoveries behind firewalled zones. Enhancements, and currency updates are also included.
Aricent has partnered with IBM to expand IBM’s Cloud Product Portfolio to deliver new digital experiences and intelligent automation. The partnership focuses on client success and the TADDM roadmap includes enhanced integration with CMDBs, more dynamic discovery for CMDB update, enhanced usability for end-users as well as expanding into new use cases and extensions into the cloud.
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