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Organizations in every market segment require IT to anticipate and cost-effectively align IT capacity with the changing capacity needs of their business. In particular, enterprises with siloed, heterogeneous environments struggle to manage and plan for service performance and capacity needs effectively. Moreover, the shared and dynamic nature of virtual and cloud technologies increases the complexity of managing these environments.

To reduce the cost of IT, avoid unplanned expenditures, and minimize the risk of missed service level agreements (SLAs) caused by demand for IT resources exceeding available capacity, companies are adopting a completely new and simple approach to capacity management. This effective approach to capacity management enables IT to balance cost against capacity — and supply against demand — to ensure that sufficient IT resources are available to meet current and future business requirements, without requiring manual activities or highly skilled capacity planners.

The BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization solution

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization makes this new approach to capacity management possible. BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization integrates with virtually any existing data source, including performance, capacity, and configuration data, and all data center resources, including compute (both distributed and mainframe — physical, virtual, and cloud), database, storage, and network resources, as well as with business key performance indicators (KPIs). The solution also provides powerful analytics that provide automated predictions of potential risks and full visibility into IT capacity at the component, service, and business level through out-of-the-box best-practice views and by exception reports.

 With BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization, you will:

  • Get full visibility into your current level of resource utilization
    • Predict potential risks, such as over-utilized servers or storage saturation
    • Identify potential areas of optimization, such as under-utilized servers or idle virtual machines (VMs)
  • Safely plan for consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing initiatives and evaluate available options, such as performance of different hardware models based on standard benchmarks, or recommendations, such as how many additional hosts need to be added to the virtual clusters to accommodate additional VMs 
  • Correlate business KPIs with resource utilization metrics to extrapolate the required capacity for supporting potential or expected business demand
  • Optimize cloud infrastructures with intelligent placement that supports self-provisioning of new resources
  • Automatically provide cost visibility based on fixed, allocation-based, and utilization-based chargeback models
  • Effectively support successful IT innovation and transformation initiatives
  • Enable timely decision-making, thus ensuring that IT is more aligned to your business

Delivering real business value

Business Service Management (BSM) takes the IT you have or will need and adds the visibility and control of an integrated service management platform. BSM manages services, supporting applications, and infrastructure across a broad set of platforms and operating environments — from mainframe and distributed physical infrastructures to virtual infrastructures, and in the cloud.

As part of BSM, BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization delivers real business value through integration with various BMC tools:

BMC TrueSight Operations Management

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization integrates with BMC TrueSight Operations Management to provide a unified availability, performance and capacity management solution for an effective approach to IT Operations.

BMC Atrium

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization leverages both BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) and the BMC Atrium CMDB by integrating configuration items (CIs) and relationships to deliver accurate capacity results based on defined technical and business services.

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization integrates with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to provide visibility into the actual capacity of cloud containers (e.g., PODs, network containers, compute and storage pools, clusters and hosts). This integration also helps to identify potential resource saturations in the cloud, supports intelligent placement of new workloads, and provides automated chargeback reports.