Recovery Management

Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDM)

Overview

Get a single source of the truth

Now, IT is more complex than ever before. Your applications may reside in a mix of physical and cloud environments, provided in-house or by multiple external providers. Complexity grows as your employees continue to buy and use devices, software and services completely without your knowledge.

The question is: How do you get an accurate account of your IT landscape amidst this sprawl—a singe version of the truth needed to successfully manage, leverage and recover your environment?

The answer is Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDM) from Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS). This automated tool quickly delivers a true picture of your production environment—including devices, servers, applications and their dependencies—for enhanced visibility into, and control over, your entire IT ecosystem.

Get a current snapshot. All IT transformations, strategic projects, growth and business development plans start from knowing where you are today. Rather than relying on archaic spreadsheets or extensive audits, the DDM tool uses automated scanning to discover all IT assets and applications to create an accurate, auditable account of your production environment. As a result, you have a clear view and a solid foundation for future initiatives.

Reveal dependencies. One small change can impact your entire IT ecosystem and the mission-critical applications and processes it supports: Like a house of cards, with each card dependent on the other, pulling one out disrupts all the rest. The DDM tool documents these dependencies, so you can avoid disruptions as you make changes to your production environment and keep business processes flowing in recovery.

Have an on-going record for recovery. With a full understanding of your environment, you can ensure it is properly protected as you plan and configure a recovery solution—right-sized to meet your unique needs and to eliminate expensive over-provisioning. By scanning with the DDM tool on an regular basis, you can keep primary and recovery environments in sync for a fully recoverable production environment.

Why Sungard AS?

Why Sungard AS?

The Sungard AS DDM tool adds to the recovery and business continuity solutions Sungard AS offers. With the help of Sungard AS, you can gain peace of mind, while you better manage IT sprawl, shadow IT and continuous change.

Sungard AS consultants are also experts at creating a comprehensive strategy for disaster recovery. If you want to us to manage the full recovery lifecycle for you, find out more about our Managed Recovery Programme.


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