Software automates business-application mapping process.

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EMC Smarts® Application Discovery Manager discovers and creates real-time, interactive model of business's overall application environment, providing necessary insight into application behavior and all interdependencies with IT infrastructure. It serves as catalyst for application and infrastructure monitoring, analysis, and automation across enterprise. After building behavior model, software continuously updates it as configurations and interdependencies change.



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EMC Corporation Unveils EMC Smarts® Application Discovery Manager



New Software Discovers and Models Application Behavior, Serves as Catalyst for Enterprise-Wide Monitoring, Analysis, and Automation

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 24 / -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today unveiled EMC Smarts(R) Application Discovery Manager. This easy-to-implement, cost-effective resource management software rapidly discovers and creates a real-time, interactive model of a business's overall application environment -- providing users with the necessary insight into application behavior and all interdependencies with the IT infrastructure. This comprehensive understanding of the application environment and its interdependencies serves as the foundation and catalyst for more extensive application and infrastructure monitoring, analysis, and automation across the enterprise -- driving lower operating costs, faster mean-time-to-repair, and enhanced reliability of core business services.

Smarts Application Discovery Manager rapidly builds its behavior model, then continuously updates this model as configurations and other application and infrastructure interdependencies are modified. Core to Application Discovery Manager are the following features:

o Native discovery of more than 500 off-the-shelf applications

o Ability to create port- and service-based applications

o Automatic business-application mapping (abstractions beyond transactions)

o Flexible, user-controlled configuration discovery using SNMP, SSH, WMI, Telnet and IP scanning

o Server configuration information including BIOS, CPUs, DNS information, file systems, installed applications, IP addresses, memory, network devices and operating systems

o Software configuration information including application components, configuration files, deployed applications, installation directory and vendor/version

o Easily installed, agentless, non-intrusive appliance that deploys in 60 minutes

Also key to Application Discovery Manager is the solution's change-tracking capabilities. The resource management software automatically creates and maintains a real-time log of changes to thousands of hardware and software configuration items including application components, configuration files, deployed applications, file systems, installed applications, IP addresses, memory and patches. Application Discovery Manager also can capture change information related to settings in configuration files, and it can display in real-time changes across the business and IT infrastructure.

"Most companies today are very aware of the complex web of relationships that exist between their business processes and real-time infrastructures," said Rich Ptak, Senior Analyst, Ptak/Noel Associates. "The challenge is that most customers have needed to rely on manual application discovery and mapping tools. The only successful way to manage business services is with smart tools that are able to dynamically and automatically monitor, learn, and report about the environments being managed. EMC is correctly positioning their application discovery technology as a key enabler of this broader management functionality."

Application Discovery Manager can identify the servers and applications vital to business operations -- such as application or database servers supporting critical business processes -- to gather detailed configuration information using a combination of methods (SNMP, SSH, Telnet, WMI and IP scanning). In addition, its customizable, alerting capabilities allow Application Discovery Manager to deliver notifications when configurations change -- providing accurate, complete and real-time visibility into the IT environment.

"IT professionals realize they need a solution that can automatically discover and map application behavior, and can change in real-time as the infrastructure changes," said Chris Gahagan, Senior Vice President, Resource Management, EMC Software Group. "Only then can they fully automate incident management and triage, and gain the flexibility necessary to adapt to their changing technology environments. EMC Smarts Application Discovery Manager is that solution."

EMC Smarts Application Discovery Manager eases the deployment of an information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy -- a powerful IT customer strategy based on the fact that not all information is created equal. This strategy enables enterprises to more effectively manage their growing volumes of information -- from creation to disposal -- according to the information's changing value to the business. EMC information infrastructure solutions such as EMC Smarts are at the heart of this mission, helping organizations manage, use, protect and share their information assets more efficiently and cost effectively.

EMC Smarts Application Discovery Manager is available now.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.

EMC and Smarts are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Craig Librett
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librett_craig@emc.com

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