LONDON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Analysis, based on customer interviews and extensive market research, also finds FireScope Orchestrate to be a Value Leader for Service Impact Management as well as Strong Value
FireScope, Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced that FireScope Orchestrate has been recognized as the "Most Easily Administered CMDB" in Enterprise Management Associates' Radar for CMDB/CMS: Q2, 2011, in addition to being rated as a Value Leader and Strong Value.
The innovative solution was consistently positioned in the highest of the radar's 9 quadrants of measurement across all three use cases evaluated in this report, which was based on vendor surveys, independent research and over 20 customer interviews in North America and Europe. The three use cases covered by the report include "Service Impact Management" where FireScope Orchestrate was rated a Value Leader, "Change Management and Change Impact Analysis" and "Asset Management and Financial Optimization". In the latter two use cases, the solution was rated as a Strong Value.
"I am consistently impressed with the feedback I get when talking with FireScope Customers," said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President for Enterprise Management Associates. "This strong customer following and the tight integration between FireScope's CMDB and Business Service Management solution, FireScope Unify, were among the reasons for FireScope's strong showing in the report."
In previous research, EMA has identified that "companies with CMDB and application dependency tools show a 1.4 to 1.5 times advantage over those without in making cloud investments more effective." Unfortunately, traditional Configuration Management Database (CMDB) solutions have garnered a bad reputation due to excessive deployment requirements in terms of cost, time and resources. It is not unheard of for CMDB deployments to take two years or more, and require multiple project restarts. All of this effort can negate the return on the investment.
FireScope has carefully examined the market and conducted extensive discussions with customers to find ways to purposefully innovate its solutions to drive down complexity. The fact that a recent customer was able to deploy and populate FireScope Orchestrate in only 6 days is proof positive that the solution has solved the fundamental problems inherent in traditional CMDB approaches.
"Expectations have fundamentally changed when it comes to enterprise software solutions," said Steven Cotton, CEO of FireScope. "Devoting resources for years to deploy a solution is no longer acceptable, and we are proud to be recognized as a leader in understanding this change and finding innovative ways to solve our customers real problems."
Key elements to FireScope Orchestrate's rapid deployment and ease of administration include:
- Virtual and Physical appliance form factors that enable the solution to be up and running in minutes while reducing administrative overhead through the use of automation.
- A repeatable and tested deployment process aligned by customer use cases that enables an evolutionary approach that minimizes disruption and focuses efforts.
- Quickstart data models and open standard-based federation capabilities for a true out-of-the-box user experience.
- Extensive customization capabilities driven by web-based forms, enabling users to extend virtually every aspect of the solution without the need to write scripts or engage in expensive professional services engagements.
- Virtual 'sandbox' enabling preflight evaluation of data before it is committed to the system to avoid integrity issues; the leading cause of CMDB project re-starts.
For more information about FireScope Orchestrate, please visit http://orchestrate.firescope.com where users can watch videos of the solution in action, request a free trial or register to attend the upcoming webinar, "The Secret to a Production CMDB in Days."
FireScope is the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences through highly innovative, on-demand solutions. FireScope's suite of products includes three primary enterprise offerings: FireScope Unify™ Business Service Management (BSM) - your dashboard for enterprise IT strategy; FireScope Orchestrate™ Configuration Management Database (CMDB) - your playbook for IT Operations; and FireScope Comply™ - your compass for managing IT compliance. FireScope, Inc., headquartered in Huntington Beach, California has offices in Sydney, New York, Dallas and London. To learn more about FireScope and its advanced ITSM solutions, visit http://www.firescope.com or call 877-780-3473.
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