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BMC Helix Discovery is a SaaS-based, cloud-native discovery and dependency modeling system that provides instant visibility into hardware, software, and service dependencies across multi-cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments.

Dynamically model your assets and their dependencies

Make informed decisions about IT service management, asset management, and infrastructure/operations management.

  • Fast, accurate, agentless discovery: Identify hardware, software, and service dependencies across multi-cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments
  • Streamline Discovery Across Public Cloud Providers like Oracle, Google, and AWS Cloud: Simplify the process of discovering and managing resources across diverse cloud environments, reducing complexity and saving time with minimal configuration and management overhead
  • Dynamic service modeling: Enable IT teams to fully leverage AIOps and machine learning to perform anomaly detection, root cause analysis, cost optimization, and service management
  • Security and compliance: Detect blind spots, locate back door entry points, and identify vulnerabilities
  • Continuous content updates: Access thousands of asset types, including containers and cloud infrastructure
  • Start anywhere application modeling: Discover assets and their dependencies from any starting point
  • Discovery-as-code: Provides frameworks and REST APIs to integrate into CI/CD pipelines

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Perform fast, accurate, agentless discovery where and when you need it

Obtain accurate asset and relationship views from any point in your IT infrastructure

Service Awareness
  • Fast, accurate, agentless discovery
  • Automatic visibility into hardware, software, and service dependencies
  • Support for multi-cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments
  • Ability to generate detailed datasets and topologies with dynamic service modeling
  • Intelligent integrations, enable ingestion of asset and dependency information from third party applications
  • Identify relationships, dependencies and interactions between mainframe components and distributed resources
  • Continuous content updates, with over 4,000 asset types, plus support for containers and cloud technologies

Automatically obtain an accurate inventory of assets and their dependencies for a higher level of security and compliance

  • Identify blind spots and unscanned systems to enable rapid assessment of vulnerabilities
  • Maintain up-to-date information on the latest software versions, patches, and hardware inventory
  • Locate unused applications and inactive devices that may be back door entry points for intrusion
  • Understand application and business service context of security alerts
  • Securely and efficiently discover Google virtual machines that do not have public IP addresses

Automatically collect asset and inventory data across the entire IT organization to visualize business service resources and optimize costs

Cost Transparency
  • Manage resource allocation across data center, physical, virtual, private, and public cloud resources
  • Optimize resource usage and spending with a single view into your environment
  • Plan and predict cloud deployment in accordance with business demands
  • Manage application costs and resourcing across complex infrastructures
  • Augment discovery data with rich asset and dependency information from third-party data sources to optimize service management solutions

Provide current-state visibility and incremental change for transformation projects


Transformation isn’t just about moving to the cloud. The same principles have been used in years past for data center consolidation and expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and other large-scale changes in the IT environment.

  • Understand your current environment and footprint for transformation planning
  • Group and prioritize which applications should be transformed or consolidated
  • Execute and establish new baselines
  • Gain visibility into containers and cloud-based services

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On average, organizations that use BMC Helix Discovery reported:

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ROI over three years

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‹ 6 Months

payback period

Cost Optimization

$7.1 million

three-year total benefits PV

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