BMC Helix Capacity Optimization is a cloud-based capacity management solution that gives you insights to optimize the use of your current IT resources and plan for future demands. It collects and analyzes the capacity data and core metrics for CPU, memory, and storage, and provides recommendations for optimizing them. You can model future resource needs and predict what IT resources you will need. The IT infrastructure includes physical, virtual, containers, private cloud, and public clouds.
BMC Helix Capacity Optimization is available on the BMC Helix Platform. BMC Helix is a portfolio of SaaS offerings delivering service and operations management that is fast, accurate and cost-effective, across multi-cloud, multi-device, and multi-channel environments. BMC Helix services are delivered from your cloud location of choice and receive the benefits of BMC's world-class SaaS Operations team and processes.
The following video (4:02) provides a brief introduction of the product.
BMC Helix Capacity Optimization provides the following key capabilities:
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.
|Using views to analyze infrastructure and virtual data
|Creating reports and report templates
|Investigating capacity and performance issues in systems
Capacity insight - Capacity views
Identify and avoid risks such as immediate resource saturation 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.
|Using recommendations to resolve capacity risk and efficiency issues
Risk identification and management - Idle VM recommendation details
Identify issues that affect the efficiency and resolve them. For example, idle VMs, overallocated VMs.
Review and analyze the out-of-the-box recommendations for rightsizing overallocated resources based on usage patterns.
|Unused resource management
Review and analyze the out-of-the-box recommendations for managing the unused resources (for example, idle VMs).
|Automated VM placement recommendations
|Create virtualization studies to determine the best use of resource capacity with automated placement recommendations for new or increased VMs.
|Creating virtualization studies to assess VM capacity requirements
Resource rightsizing - Overallocated VM recommendations details
Predict the infrastructure needs, estimate whether the existing infrastructure is adequate to meet the current and future demands, and accordingly plan for the new infrastructure.
|Forecasting and modeling
Perform "what-if" analysis to predict the resource needs of systems and business drivers.
|Modeling capacity usage
|Reserving capacity for upcoming services
|Use the virtualization study results to determine the best placement of new workloads based on resource needs, performance requirements, and available capacity.
|Reviewing virtualization study results
Capacity reservations - Reservations page
The Business Services view is a feature that provides a consolidated summary of all business services in your infrastructure. You can drill down into specific business services and view the associated applications and service pools details, and analyze the capacity at the service pool level. For details, see Business services, applications, and service pools.
Capacity Pools are logical groupings of homogeneous resources of infrastructure capacity. They aggregate the capacity data coming from different entities available in the IT infrastructure; for example, by business importance, customer, owner, geography, etc. For details, see Capacity pools.