Decisions to optimize the data center often begin with IT discovery. But many discovery processes are costly and tedious to use. IBM’s Analytics for Logical Dependency Mapping (ALDM) service automates IT discovery and leverages analytics to provide a more complete, accurate picture of the IT environment in as little as 3 weeks. Read the service engagement guide to learn how ALDM identifies multilevel server dependencies and uncovers platform anomalies that other discovery tools cannot and how it uses rich visualization and touch-screen navigation to improve your understanding of the infrastructure. The guide provides a basic overview of the service and explains what you can expect from implementation.