BMC Software enhances its cloud management portfolio

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 27, 2011

cloud management portfolioToday BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) announced enhancements to its cloud management portfolio to enable enterprises, service providers, etc to achieve the agility required for building and managing highly flexible cloud services, across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. With this development, IT organizations can transform from being the sole providers of IT services to being a broker of internal and external services to balance business responsiveness, performance, and cost, informed the company.

“BMC is the only solution provider capable of deploying and managing the broadest choice of cloud environments with the full context and rigor of comprehensive dynamic Business Service Management for ongoing operational support,” claimed Kia Behnia, CTO, BMC.

Unlike offerings from other IT vendors, BMC’s cloud management portfolio specifically addresses the practical requirements of taking cloud computing from an interesting, pilot technology to a core, business-critical IT service. This includes managing the broad combination of hardware and virtualization technologies that customers already own as well as providing choice for future technology requirements. BMC’s cloud management portfolio is part of its Dynamic Business Service Management (BSM) platform, which provides IT organizations with a unified management capability across physical, virtual, and hybrid environments, reducing their costs and providing an evolutionary path to cloud adoption.

The company said that its second-generation Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution provides multi-tiered cloud services support for deploying business-ready cloud environments from request to retirement, thereby accelerating provisioning, optimizing ongoing operations, and rapidly meeting the needs of the business. It enables customers to leverage automation and policy to expertly place, configure, and manage cloud services.

Within CLM, IT administrators also now have the ability to define and automate multi-tier cloud services through the creation of flexible Service Blueprints, thus giving end users the flexibility to configure their cloud services, while ensuring IT administrators maintain the tight controls necessary to run an enterprise-class cloud. CLM supports a broad range of hardware, hypervisor, and public cloud alternatives, ensuring BMC customers have the freedom to make the right business decisions, today and into the future. With this release, the BMC CLM solution now also supports Citrix XenServer.

Further, Cisco and BMC continue to work with service providers to implement the Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform, which is a tight linkage between BMC CLM and Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution that helps cloud providers deploy cloud services running on a cloud computing infrastructure that spans data center networks, computing systems, storage and applications.

Additional new enhancements for creating and managing clouds that work for business include cloud planning and design, cloud operations, cloud governance and compliance and workload automation in the cloud.