We stood up an event management group and our responsibility is to monitor the entire company, globally: systems, applications, and infrastructure. We're modeling those out as services. We've got about 800 services that we're modeling out from the CMDB right now and monitoring pretty much everything.
We are big users of the service models. We use CA's SDM system, which we're evaluating. But in the meantime, we wrote the interface between TrueSight and CA to cut tickets and also to, in reverse, give ticket statuses in TrueSight. We're also going through a process of onboarding our services for event management where we go through a checklist of about eight different items and bring them on as a service with SLAs. Some individuals on our Service Desk - and eventually all will be - are dedicated to doing 24/7, 365 monitoring of the services, the events, and the applications.
One of the primary things we're doing is using this as a vehicle, within our "One-IT" initiative - which includes event management - to truly bring people together from a cultural and technological perspective. The goal is that everybody will have the same place to see what's going on. No longer will they have to worry about their application. Is it the databases? Is the network? And how long do they have to spend trying to figure it out? Culturally, the Service Desk is coordinating some of those impacts when they happen, so that the right people are on the call, based on what the service model says. All in all, it's a very flexible tool, which means it's complex but very powerful.
We're using Operations Management, Capacity Optimization, some App Visibility with some of the Synthetic scripting and we're just starting to deploy some Java agents on some app servers.