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TechValidate Research on HPE Software Configuration Management System

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18 Published TechFacts

7 Published Charts

8 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Case Study: Global 500 Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 insurance company is based on a May 2011 survey of HP Configuration Management System customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HP uCMDB and DDMA we are now able to deliver inventory reports with excellent data quality.”

Challenges

  • Reported that the following were business and technology drivers to implement a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and automated discovery:
    • Inability to track software licenses & hardware
    • Lack of IT & business visibility into service quality
    • Inability to respond to audits (from an inventory perspective)

Use Case

  • Discovered and tracked the components in their IT infrastructure in the following ways before deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Manually, using spreadsheets
    • Via Change Advisory Board meetings
  • Manages 5M – 10M configuration items in HP UCMDB.

Results

  • Saves 50+% time with HP DDMA automated discovery.
  • Avoided 1 – 10 outages using HP UCMDB within the last 12 months.
  • Observed the following key results after implementing HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Increased productivity due to eliminating manual data collection
    • Improved reporting for faster auditing
  • Reduced OpEx by 1% – 10% with their HP Configuration Management System.
  • Reduced the amount of time spent on producing audits by 20% – 30% by deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA.
  • Reported that the following were the most important benefits they realized with the deployment of HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Improved visibility into the current IT environment
    • More accurate and effective change planning and impact analysis
    • Better alignment between business and IT
    • Better adherence to compliance initiatives such as Sarbanes-Oxley

Business and Technology Drivers for Implementing a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and Automated Discovery

Inability to reduce the impact of faulty changes
50%
Inability to track software licenses & hardware
61%
Lack of IT & business visibility into service quality
72%
High cost of help desk support due to faulty changes
22%
Inability to respond to audits (from an inventory perspective)
61%
Data Center Transformation projects, e.g. consolidation, virtualization, move to cloud etc.
67%
Other
28%

Case Study: Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on a May 2011 survey of HP Configuration Management System customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Using HP’s CMS including discovery gives us better insight to what we have and how it relates to other assets and business services. Now we can start to trust our CMS in our processes and reports.”

Challenges

  • Reported that the following were business and technology drivers to implement a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and automated discovery:
    • Data center transformation projects (e.g. consolidation, virtualization, move to cloud)
    • Needed better quality and more granularity in their CMS

Use Case

  • Discovered and tracked the components in their IT infrastructure in the following ways before deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Via Change Advisory Board meetings
    • Manualy using HP SC and AC
  • Manages > 25M configuration items in HP UCMDB.

Results

  • Saves 50+% time with HP DDMA automated discovery.
  • Avoided 1 – 10 outages using HP UCMDB within the last 12 months.
  • Observed the following key results after implementing HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Increased productivity due to eliminating manual data collection
    • Improved reporting for faster auditing
    • reduces number of systems
  • Reduced OpEx by 1% – 10% with their HP Configuration Management System.
  • Reported that the following were the most important benefits they realized with the deployment of HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Improved visibility into the current IT environment
    • Still driving benefits in multiple areas: change; BSM etc.

Tracking Before Deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA

Before deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA, how did you discover/track the components in your IT infrastructure?

Manually, using spreadsheets
78%
Via Change Advisory Board meetings
33%
Using a competitor’s discovery product
17%
We had no way to successfully track this information
6%
Other
44%

HP CMS helps us connect IT assets to business services

Using HP CMS including Discovery gives us better insight into what we have and how it relates to other assets and business services. Now we can start to trust our CMS in our processes and reports.

IT Architect, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

HP CMS enables increased visibility

The uCMDB (HP Software CMS) implementation has greatly increased our visilbity in to the infrastructure and services in our organization.

IT Professional, Fortune 500 Health Care Company



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About HPE Software Configuration Management System

In order to address federating multiple sources of configuration items (CI) and supplying accurate CI information to service desk and business service management tools, a Configuration Management System is needed.

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