Discover, inventory and manage every IT asset.

Our ClearView℠ Discovery Services capture details that far exceed
software-driven discovery programs.

Prior to any major project, you’re wise to engage a thorough discovery project to ensure a complete inventory of all IT assets and applications. Software exists to do the job, but SMS enhances automated discovery with  human-based verification to help ensure accuracy and minimize surprises.

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Depending on the engagement, SMS ClearView Discovery services rely on both human and machine intelligence to gather infrastructure detail and dependencies that ensure seamless transition projects. What’s more, collected details can be loaded into our proprietary portal for ongoing IT asset management.

Clients who choose our ClearView Discovery Services may have a significant infrastructure project upcoming and require full asset and application visibility to manage costs. Or, they realize they’ve been remiss in capitalizing on ITAM (IT Asset Management) best practices and quickly need to simplify a very complex hardware environment. Either way, we’re here for you.

  • Globally available
  • Complete device visibility, enabling proactive management
  • Process integration availability
  • May be leveraged for any project or engagement
  • Available for servers, storage and networking equipment
  • Service will often utilize our globally deployed base of hardware experts
+ What makes SMS different?
  • Globally available
  • Complete device visibility, enabling proactive management
  • Process integration availability
+ How does SMS serve you?
  • May be leveraged for any project or engagement
  • Available for servers, storage and networking equipment
  • Service will often utilize our globally deployed base of hardware experts
A ClearView of your Data Center

A ClearView Discovery provides complete visibility and simplifies management of business networks by quickly compiling numerous high-value data points for all network connected devices.  ClearView Discovery consists of three phases that can be performed independently of one another or combined for a complete discovery and analysis.

Click on the sections below to learn more about each component.

Infrastructure Discovery services focus on all critical elements in a complicated company-wide hardware environment.

Data center clients, around the world, choose to trust SMS with their discovery requirements because of our hardware-focused expertise, our commitment to agility, and the freedom we provide from OEM sales strategies.

Our ClearView℠ Integrated Discovery services go the extra mile by combining software automation with human ingenuity and triple-check validation to catalog every last item associated with your data centers, server, storage and networking assets. If a deeper level of discovery is required, SMS can provide application discovery and dependency mapping, leveraging the same discovery technologies and SMEs. We work with you to seamlessly sail through your projects, not to waste time on upsells or restrictions. SMS can and will review hardware, dependencies, floor space, capacity and any other features as needed by the client and per the engagement. The three services to the right comprise our ClearView Integrated Discovery.

Affordably assess your storage environment, keep it up to capacity and up-to-date, and achieve best performance for least cost.

The SMS ClearView℠ Storage Discovery service provides a thorough assessment of a client’s storage environment – with a scorecard of current state assets and configurations, data flow mapping, and recommendations to maximize availability and performance, while reducing overall risk and spend. The ClearView Storage Discovery service is simple to deploy, secure and remote. Unlike competitive tools, the method is almost 100% automated and is ideal for a multi-OEM storage environment.

By identifying and proactively addressing risks to your storage environment, you can reduce data loss, solve backup/restore issues, identify out-of-date firmware, resolve pathing issues and overcome many other storage-related challenges. Beyond daily storage administration functions, the SMS ClearView Storage Discovery service can also help to ensure a higher level of success for large storage and infrastructure projects such as data migrations, data center consolidations, new storage rollouts, storage refreshes and disaster recovery planning, design and implementation.

If you need to go wider and deeper with your storage discovery, our VMware Integration and Switch Performance Integration modules provide a comprehensive and detailed analysis across both technologies. These modules are integrated with ClearView Storage Discovery Basic and provide a seamless single-pane view across your entire storage infrastructure.

Quickly prepare for complex projects, assess risk and capture assets and utilization across your compute and network environment.

The SMS ClearView℠ Server & Network Discovery service is an agentless technology deployed to discover and capture data on server and network devices in your data center. This robust service not only discovers assets and captures performance data, it also provides an IT Analysis Report on the performance of your IT environment. Clients can use this data to improve the reliability, scalability, performance and optimization of their IT environment, or leverage SMS Professional Services to assist.

If you have a bandwidth heavy project on the horizon, our Network Traffic Simulation module is critical to simulating and assessing your networks future state needs to ensure no negative impacts to your environment.

SMS engineers ensure that a detailed site survey achieves your current objectives, but also considers future needs.

Often, a data center client will realize that the complexity of its hardware environment demands a physical site survey – an inventory or audit of all servers, network and storage, both online and offline. SMS will reliably conduct a physical audit of all assets within the scope of a project, using our team of hardware field engineers. This sort of onsite expertise ensures accuracy and attention to detail. If you wish, all asset details can be loaded to our proprietary asset management and incident portal for ongoing management, for as long as you choose.

Additionally, survey teams offer you consultation on best practices and potential future needs. This ensures that additions or environment changes are well accounted for in the future, so the value of your original site survey is not lost over time and inevitable change.

+ Integrated Infrastructure

Infrastructure Discovery services focus on all critical elements in a complicated company-wide hardware environment.

Data center clients, around the world, choose to trust SMS with their discovery requirements because of our hardware-focused expertise, our commitment to agility, and the freedom we provide from OEM sales strategies.

Our ClearView℠ Integrated Discovery services go the extra mile by combining software automation with human ingenuity and triple-check validation to catalog every last item associated with your data centers, server, storage and networking assets. If a deeper level of discovery is required, SMS can provide application discovery and dependency mapping, leveraging the same discovery technologies and SMEs. We work with you to seamlessly sail through your projects, not to waste time on upsells or restrictions. SMS can and will review hardware, dependencies, floor space, capacity and any other features as needed by the client and per the engagement. The three services to the right comprise our ClearView Integrated Discovery.

+ Storage

Affordably assess your storage environment, keep it up to capacity and up-to-date, and achieve best performance for least cost.

The SMS ClearView℠ Storage Discovery service provides a thorough assessment of a client’s storage environment – with a scorecard of current state assets and configurations, data flow mapping, and recommendations to maximize availability and performance, while reducing overall risk and spend. The ClearView Storage Discovery service is simple to deploy, secure and remote. Unlike competitive tools, the method is almost 100% automated and is ideal for a multi-OEM storage environment.

By identifying and proactively addressing risks to your storage environment, you can reduce data loss, solve backup/restore issues, identify out-of-date firmware, resolve pathing issues and overcome many other storage-related challenges. Beyond daily storage administration functions, the SMS ClearView Storage Discovery service can also help to ensure a higher level of success for large storage and infrastructure projects such as data migrations, data center consolidations, new storage rollouts, storage refreshes and disaster recovery planning, design and implementation.

If you need to go wider and deeper with your storage discovery, our VMware Integration and Switch Performance Integration modules provide a comprehensive and detailed analysis across both technologies. These modules are integrated with ClearView Storage Discovery Basic and provide a seamless single-pane view across your entire storage infrastructure.

+ Server & Network

Quickly prepare for complex projects, assess risk and capture assets and utilization across your compute and network environment.

The SMS ClearView℠ Server & Network Discovery service is an agentless technology deployed to discover and capture data on server and network devices in your data center. This robust service not only discovers assets and captures performance data, it also provides an IT Analysis Report on the performance of your IT environment. Clients can use this data to improve the reliability, scalability, performance and optimization of their IT environment, or leverage SMS Professional Services to assist.

If you have a bandwidth heavy project on the horizon, our Network Traffic Simulation module is critical to simulating and assessing your networks future state needs to ensure no negative impacts to your environment.

+ Site Survey

SMS engineers ensure that a detailed site survey achieves your current objectives, but also considers future needs.

Often, a data center client will realize that the complexity of its hardware environment demands a physical site survey – an inventory or audit of all servers, network and storage, both online and offline. SMS will reliably conduct a physical audit of all assets within the scope of a project, using our team of hardware field engineers. This sort of onsite expertise ensures accuracy and attention to detail. If you wish, all asset details can be loaded to our proprietary asset management and incident portal for ongoing management, for as long as you choose.

Additionally, survey teams offer you consultation on best practices and potential future needs. This ensures that additions or environment changes are well accounted for in the future, so the value of your original site survey is not lost over time and inevitable change.

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