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TechValidate Research on Micro Focus Configuration Management System

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18 Published TechFacts

7 Published Charts

8 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


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.

Case Study: Small Business Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business telecommunications 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.

“HP UCMDB and its federation capabilities have helped us improve our asset and change management processes.”

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)

Use Case

  • Discovered and tracked the components in their IT infrastructure in the following ways before deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • Manually, using spreadsheets
  • Manages 100,000+ configuration items in HP UCMDB.

Results

  • Saves 50+% time with HP DDMA automated discovery.
  • Avoided 10 – 25 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
    • Accelerated Data Center Consolidation/Transformation
    • Improved reporting for faster auditing
  • Reduced OpEx by 40% – 50% with their HP Configuration Management System.
  • Reduced the amount of time spent on producing audits by 30% – 40% by deploying HP UCMDB/DDMA.
  • Reported that the following were the most important benefits they realized with the deployment of HP UCMDB/DDMA:
    • More accurate and effective change planning and impact analysis
    • Lowered risk associated with virtualization and cloud projects

How many Configuration Items are you managing in UCMDB?

< 100,000: 17%
100,000 -- 500,000: 0%
500,000 -- 1M: 6%
1M – 5M : 39%
5M – 10M: 22%
10M – 25M: 11%
> 25M: 6%

Key Results Observed After Implementing UCMDB/DDMA

Reduced in mean time to repair (MTTR) for IT operations
17%
Increased productivity due to eliminating manual data collection
67%
Reduced in system outages/downtime
33%
Accelerated Data Center Consolidation/Transformation
33%
Improved reporting for faster auditing
83%
Other
11%

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 us to see real time service models

Our biggest improvement is around impact assessment with our change management process because we now have the ability to see real time service models from an application to infrastructure perspective.

IT Architect, Global 500 Insurance Company



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About Micro Focus 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.