Cisco and BMC Software partners to advance cloud computing

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 07, 2010

cloudcomputingCisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) today announced a strategic alliance to develop and market solutions for large-scale, multi-tenant cloud computing infrastructures. Under the alliance, the two companies aims at aligning product development roadmaps and technology architectures to offer worldwide customers a complete suite of solutions that simplify and automate the delivery of cloud services.

Also the companies announced the availability of a new cloud solution, the integrated cloud delivery platform, designed to meet the requirements of service providers and large-scale private cloud computing environments. This new joint solution is expected to help cloud providers easily deploy end-to-end cloud services running on a cloud computing infrastructure that spans data center networks, computing systems, storage and applications.

“BMC’s alliance with Cisco will enable our customers with large-scale cloud computing environments to make mission-critical cloud services a practical reality for their demanding businesses and customers. IT organizations can be more nimble, cost-efficient, scalable, and, most importantly, better aligned to the business,” remarked Bob Beauchamp, chairman, and CEO for BMC Software.

As per the alliance, the suite of cloud service delivery solutions built by the companies will be supported by them with joint market, services, sales, testing and certification activities to accelerate the adoption of the cloud solutions. Building on their existing joint solutions, Cisco will also resell BMC’s service assurance and compliance solutions as an option on the Unified Computing System.

“Cisco and BMC have a common vision for advancing Cloud computing with unified infrastructure combined with seamless management. The Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform enables our customers to deploy end-to-end IT services running on a cloud infrastructure that spans networks, systems, storage and applications,” commented Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Sr. VP and GM, Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business for Cisco

The integrated cloud delivery platform helps large-scale cloud providers to eliminate many complex, manual steps required to set up and provision a cloud computing service, enabling greater end-to-end simplicity across the cloud network. The joint solution is built on levels of integration of BMC’s Cloud LifeCycle Management (CLM), with Cisco’s data center networking, compute, and storage solutions. For service providers, the platform combines Cisco’s Unified Service Delivery solution with BMC’s CLM capabilities to deliver breakthroughs in efficiency, time-to-market, service quality, reduced complexity and improved compliance, stated the company.