BMC Software upgrades cloud lifecycle management solution

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 18, 2011

cloud computingBMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) recently announced the availability of its latest version of cloud lifecycle management solution to an exclusive group of enterprises and service providers.

As cloud computing continues to top the list of priorities for IT organizations, BMC stated it is enabling customers embrace the next important phase in cloud computing, namely, controlled customization of cloud environments.

“Enterprise IT organizations and service providers want the benefits of enterprise-class cloud computing without the fear of hardware, or platform lock in,” remarked Kia Behnia, CTO, BMC software. “BMC provides a secure, scalable and flexible Cloud Service Management platform with comprehensive virtualization platform and hardware support.”

The new capabilities of the solution are designed to enable cloud administrators to customize their cloud to meet business users’ demands, while concurrently maintaining control and reducing complexity.

BMC is achieving its cloud management vision alongside several partners, including Cisco and NetApp.

Cisco is working closely with BMC to combine the new version of BMC’s cloud lifecycle management solution with its Unified Service Delivery solution, which is expected to simplify the management of large-scale, multi-tenant cloud computing infrastructures with one-click provisioning of new cloud services, informed Joe Wojtal, VP, service provider solutions, Cisco.

The combined strengths of BMC’s cloud lifecycle management and the NetApp Unified Architecture provide flexible, efficient environments that help customers transition to shared IT infrastructures, opined Patrick Rogers, VP, alliances and solutions, NetApp.

The release of solution introduces the service governor, a tool that applies IT policies to automatically guide the initial placement and ongoing management of cloud services, rather than requiring manual effort, informed the company. This solution is designed to support heterogeneity and prevent lock-in in both public and private cloud environments.