BMC Helix Continuous Optimization uses intelligence and predictive analytics to manage IT resources and applications including those based on Pods, Kubernetes, microservices, containers, and multi cloud services.

BMC Helix Continuous Optimization is available on BMC Helix PortalBMC Helix Portal is a SaaS solution with built-in common services on a microservices-based architecture. BMC Helix Portal also offers a set of integrated BMC Helix products from a single, unified view for an improved end-user experience. You can navigate easily between applications without the need for separate authentication or integration. You can use common services such as user management, tenant management, and single sign-on for the BMC products that are integrated on BMC Helix Portal.  

For information about BMC Helix Continuous Optimization offerings and license entitlements, see BMC Helix Continuous Optimization services Open link .

Video introduction

The following video (3:35) provides a brief overview of the product.


BMC Helix Continuous Optimization provides the following key capabilities:

Capacity visibility

Gain visibility into resource capacity, utilization, and utilization trends. Use the infrastructure data that is collected to understand the usage and performance of your infrastructure elements, determine whether the infrastructure elements are used optimally and efficiently or are at risk, and plan for future capacity needs.

Capacity insight
  • Use out-of-the-box capacity views to gain visibility into your infrastructure resources.
  • View the usage and availability of all infrastructure resources - on-premises and public cloud.
  • Define customized views according to your requirements.
Analyzing your infrastructure data by using capacity views
  • Use BMC Helix Dashboards to create visualizations to keep the stakeholders informed about capacity.
  • Easily export and share dashboards with users.
Using BMC Helix Dashboards

Risk management

Identify and avoid risks such as immediate or upcoming resource saturation (for example, in the next 30 days). 

Risk identification and management

Review and analyze the out-of-the-box recommendations to detect and resolve capacity risk issues.

Resolving capacity risk and efficiency issues by using recommendations
What-if SimulationSimulate the growth of resource utilization and add resources to avoid saturation.Predicting the growth of your resources by using simulations

Risk identification and management - Example of Idle VM recommendation details

Resource optimization

Identify issues that affect efficiency, for example, idle VMs, overallocated VMs, and resolve them. 

Resource rightsizing

Review and analyze the out-of-the-box recommendations for rightsizing overallocated resources based on usage patterns.

Resolving capacity risk and efficiency issues by using recommendations

Unused resource management

Review and analyze the out-of-the-box recommendations for managing the unused resources (for example, idle VMs).

Resource rightsizing - Example of Overallocated VM recommendations details

Capacity planning

Predict the infrastructure needs, estimate whether the existing infrastructure is adequate to meet the current and future demands, and plan accordingly for the new infrastructure.

Forecasting and modeling

Perform "what-if" analysis to predict the resource needs of systems and business drivers. 

Modeling capacity usage
Migration simulationPlan your move to the cloud with right-sizing recommendations that let you review future cost estimates and cost trends of migrating on-premises servers to the public cloud.Estimating the cost of migrating servers to the public cloud

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