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AMI Operational Insight is a forward-looking tool that helps mitigate issues before they become business problems. Using machine learning it learns what normal is, detects anomalies, and maximizes lead time for remediation.

Staying ahead of disruptions

Today’s rapidly changing environments demand more from your team and hiccups in the system or processes cause havoc. Being able to stay ahead of issues helps teams manage key issues including:

  • One exception at a time: If problems haven’t been seen before, there is a chance that they won’t be detected with existing tools, thresholds, and alarms until it's too late.
  • Always waiting for the call: By the time the phone call is received, or your monitor alarm sounds, it's too late and it is suddenly firefighting mode.
  • Tactical vs Strategic: Teams spending a lot of time in firefighting mode may or may not get day jobs done and more strategic work such as planning gets delayed.
  • Keeping up with change: Fast-moving system changes make it hard to keep up with understanding performance profiles, much less stay on top of key thresholds and alarms.
  • Retirements mean a loss of expertise: Traditional tools have a steep learning curve for new hires to become fully productive in current environments with existing tools.

Detect problems before they impact your business

Managing the mainframe has never been more complex. Companies are being tasked with better performance and 24x7 availability while also addressing workforce changes that are resulting in a great loss of expertise. BMC AMI Operational Insight delivers:

  • Immediate value: Install, add your data, and begin realizing immediate value with minimal configuration.
  • Continuous learning: Deep and broad data is consumed as it is always learning and getting smarter to support your complex system.
  • Reduced time to detection: Problems are detected and notifications are sent before they have impact.
  • Fewer false positives: Multivariate analysis looks across all the KPIs simultaneously so that nothing is missed.
  • Expedited learning curve for new staff: The built-in domain expertise knows which metrics to watch—no trial and error.
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Understand normal. Find anomalies.

BMC AMI Operational Insight detects issues before they become business problems.

  • Proactive alerts: Get relevant notifications when a potential problem is identified.
  • Multivariate analysis: Looks at cross-domain metrics simultaneously so that nothing is missed.
  • Domain expertise: Data science and domain expertise are built in for greatest detection value, reducing guesswork to determine important metrics and not wasting costly MIPS by collecting and evaluating extraneous metrics.
  • Easy to install, easy to use: Minimal configuration required; simply add your data and realize immediate value with out-of-the-box intelligence.
  • Always learning: BMC AMI Operational Insight is always learning, using deep and broad data sources so it gets smarter to support your system.

Actionable insights

Along with early detection, BMC AMI Operational Insight provides actionable insights with enough details about the condition to quickly use your tools to resolve it.

  • Severity (both current and projected): Severity is defined as the deviation away from normal.
  • Trend: Is it getting better? Worse? Staying the same?
  • Categories: A projection may have one or more categories. These are things like Contention, CPU, Throughput, Real Storage, Virtual Storage, Log I/O, and Workload.
  • KPI Groups: Each category notification will be driven by KPI groups – that is, univariate metrics combined together and watched as a single metric – all to reduce false positives.
  • Location: What subsystems, data sharing groups, or members is this projection impacting?
  • Time: When did it start? How long has this been going on?

Getting started with BMC AMI Operational Insight is easy