Cloud Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:04:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cloud Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 Top 5 Capabilities of Multi-Cloud Discovery Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:00:34 +0000 Unlike its counterpart in nature, “cloud” in an IT context is no longer a singular noun. There’s a very good chance that your organization uses multiple different clouds, of different types, to meet your business and technical needs. Whether you run a private, public, hybrid cloud or multi-cloud deployment model, your environment is more complex […]]]> Truth or Myth: 5 Cloud Computing Claims Put to the Test Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:00:41 +0000 Although cloud computing has become standard practice for most IT organizations, the idea is still surprisingly misunderstood. “Cloud” seems to mean just about anything, depending on the context and who’s talking about it, which leads to confusion across the board. From the business users interested in the benefits of cloud to the IT professionals who […]]]> SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS: What’s The Difference and How To Choose Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:45:11 +0000 While the cloud is an extremely hot topic from small businesses all the way to global enterprises, it is still a pretty broad concept that covers a lot of online territory. As you begin to consider switching your business to the cloud, whether it be for application or infrastructure deployment, it is more important than […]]]> Multi-Cloud Defined: What Is Multi-Cloud, Exactly? Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:35 +0000 We’ve been talking about multi-cloud a lot lately here at BMC, and for good reason: managing the complexity of today’s evolving IT environments is what we do. But while the concept of multi-cloud feels intuitive – anyone in IT knows that there certainly isn’t just one cloud out there – the term “multi-cloud” still feels […]]]> Cloud Service Brokerages: How CSB’s Fit in a Multi-Cloud World Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:50:26 +0000 Cloud technology continues to both support and disrupt the evolution of digital business. Not surprisingly, spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms is expected to grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 to 2018 compared with 5% growth for overall enterprise IT. On top of this, an increasing number of enterprises—85% to be exact—are realizing […]]]> Cloud Governance vs Cloud Management: What’s the Difference? Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:10:09 +0000 While clouds have proliferated in enterprise organizations – public, private, hybrid– it has become increasingly important to define strategy around cloud governance and management. A first step in establishing a successful multi-cloud strategy is simply making clear the difference between governance and management. Organizations need to define how to control, operate, optimize, and secure their […]]]> Converged vs Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: What’s The Difference? Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:42:36 +0000 Converged Infrastructure 101 As a result of ongoing technology evolution, demand for a new type of hardware has reached a fever pitch. Today’s businesses want IT to have fewer moving parts while offering the same or even expanded resources to users. This has resulted in a shift away from a one-to-one relationship between physical servers […]]]> 10 Surprising Findings about Operationalizing Security Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:00:48 +0000 The news headlines and social media comments about IT security vulnerabilities remain consistent – and they may cause you to take a closer look at what can be done to protect your organization. It seems like “another day, another data breach, another cyber attack, and another failed security audit.” Fortunately, there are steps you can […]]]> ITOps, DevOps, and NoOps Explained Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 We live in a world defined by technology, speed, and innovation – and this applies to products and the companies that make them. Companies have to continually shift to meet increasing needs so they can get a useful product to market as quickly as possible. Vital to this process is the information technology (IT) team. […]]]> IT Best Practices for Management, Ops, Automation, Mainframe & More Thu, 04 May 2017 12:50:06 +0000 IT best practices help businesses improve their services and security while maximizing the value of their investments. This roundup covers best practices from cloud to mainframe and beyond. According to Gartner, an IT best practice is “a group of tasks that optimizes the efficiency (cost and risk) or effectiveness (service level) of the business discipline […]]]>