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Global Telecom Manufacturer Uses Automated Discovery To Develop Its Enterprise Architecture

Case Study: Finding Out What You Do Not Know But Should Know

September 16, 2008


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In an organization with applications spread across 500 networks and many more subnets, knowing what is running where and with what interdependencies is beyond purely human capabilities. A global telecom manufacturer with production and operational facilities located across the world realized that its manual processes for application and systems management were insufficient and that it required some form of automated discovery to support enterprise architecture as well as system management functions appropriately. This company's experience shows that enterprise architects, as well as infrastructure and operations professionals, should understand the extra depth of information that automated application discovery can provide as well as the nontrivial considerations needed for its successful implementation and use.

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Table of Contents

  • Global Telecom Company Faced Complexity And Bad Data
  • Lessons Learned And Best Practices Identified
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