One of the most interesting elements of any research project is to have the opportunity to speak with those in the IT “front lines” dealing with the challenges of the moment. This was definitely true of the recent ADDM research, and we came away with a wealth of lessons learned. I have highlighted five of [...]
I see Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) solutions as GPS for managing applications. These products automate the process of discovering and maintaining configuration information on applications and their interdependencies. While it is certainly possible to assess high-level performance and availability without accurate configuration information, actually doing something about a problem becomes extremely difficult when this information is not available.