BMC is calling its new increased scalability of ADDM, Big Discovery. ADDM is deployed as a virtual appliance, which can scale horizontally by clustering as many virtual appliances as needed for discovery performance and speed. For ease of management, the cluster is managed collectively as a single appliance and fault tolerance can be used for reliability.
Time to Value
In ADDM release 10, BMC also focused on the time to value by simplifying the deployment of ADDM. Packaged as a virtual appliance and coupled with BMC’s out-of-the-box open pattern library, ADDM is easy to deploy and the new cluster technology stays with that philosophy. During the beta, testers were observed to get clusters deployed and running in just a few minutes. They reported only leveraging the UI for creating a Big Discovery cluster and did not have to seek additional instruction.
The Final Word
The latest release of BMC’s ADDM focuses on helping IT keep its infrastructure management data as accurate as possible, with its increased speed and scalability. At first glance, that may not be as alluring as the latest technology trends like Cloud or mobile, but the accuracy and timeliness of infrastructure data is foundational to ensuring that enterprise applications keep running and performing optimally.