FireScope Solutions for Hybrid Cloud Transformations

IDC predicts that 80% of Enterprises will commit to a hybrid cloud architecture by 2017. However, even though hybrid clouds are overwhelmingly popular, 63% of CIOs and IT decision makers struggle to execute their vision for the cloud.

Ensure the success of your cloud or digital transformation projects by gaining clear, accurate maps of your critical IT Services and their dependencies. FireScope Discovery and Dependency Mapping is a SaaS-based discovery solution that delivers the first maps on day one, and without requiring administrative privileges or exposing your servers to known security threats.

  • Eliminate Unknowns. All too often, organizations only realize the critical role of a server when it goes down. Only real-time dependency discovery can eliminate the fog of war in today’s constantly changing datacenter.
  • Centralize to a Single Source of Truth. Discover service-endpoints and their dependencies by their network connectivity, then federate with your CMDB, with continual change monitoring to adapt as service topologies evolve.
  • Transform Change Planning. Automated dependency discovery takes the guess work out of measuring the potential impact of a proposed change, and enables avoiding re-work or outages caused by mis-configuration.

Preventing Storms in Your Hybrid Cloud

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How to Minimize Risk and Optimize Outcomes in Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy

The unfortunate truth is that most organizations jump into cloud projects without adequate information about their existing infrastructure. In most cases, organizations base critical decisions on months- or years-old excel spreadsheets with limited details, exposing the project to significant risk even before the implementation begins.

This white paper will explore the often ignored or forgotten aspects of IT Service configuration that must be clearly documented in order to minimize the risks to any hybrid cloud strategy. Several high profile cloud implementation failures will be analyzed that underscore the need for adequate documentation. Finally, we will explore how emerging technologies have eliminated the cost, security risks and massive effort that have traditionally been barriers to achieving automated documentation and tracking of IT service dependencies.

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