Can you Solo in Cloud?

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Imagine being a thousand feet in the air on the side of a cliff with no gear or ropes to protect you from falling.  Crazy huh? Well, there is a guy named Alex Honnold who does this on a regular basis. You may have seen him on 60 minutes or an AMEX commercial on TV. He is a professional rock climber and is known for soloing (climbing without ropes) … [Read more...]

IT Predictions for 2016: The Year of the (Even Bigger) Cloud

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As January kicks off and thoughts shift to the year ahead, we at BMC took an opportunity to reach out to the cloud influencer community to get a better glimpse at what 2016 has in store for IT and the cloud. As we chatted with these evangelists, one thing became clear, growth and expansion are on everyone’s mind. From building out more data … [Read more...]

BMC Software at Cloud Expo 2016 in NY

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BMC is thrilled to be a Silver Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2016. This year marks SYS-CON's 18th annual Cloud Computing Expo, which will take place June 7-9 at the New York Javits Center. This compelling, world-class conference is one of the premier industry showcases on the East Coast and features the brightest, most well-respected thought leaders and … [Read more...]

Advantages of Cloud Computing: 5 Benefits

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There are plenty of articles and blogs extolling the benefits of Cloud computing such as: ubiquitous access, unlimited scale and pay only for what you use. However, in this blog, I wanted to focus on the cloud computing advantages that our customers are actually realizing from their cloud computing efforts.  These aren’t promised benefits, they are … [Read more...]

Reduce IT Vulnerabilities by Bridging the SecOps Gap

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Security threats are becoming a more serious and frequent problem than ever before, costing companies millions of dollars per breach event. The good news is that many of these could be avoided, as hackers frequently take advantage of known vulnerabilities.  The bad news is that many organizations are unprepared because IT Operations and Security … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday – Digital Transformation Impact on IT Security

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Industry leaders worldwide are rapidly taking advantage of digital advances in analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices to keep up with new demands from both internal and external customers. This has created a situation where it is more important than ever to take practical steps for strengthening IT security. This … [Read more...]

Is OpenStack a Cloud Management Platform?

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Thinking about using OpenStack for your cloud?  You aren’t alone.  On the heels of the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, I thought it would be a good time to look at OpenStack and try to clarify some of the confusion.  Is OpenStack a Cloud Management Platform (CMP)?  Why would I need a CMP if I have OpenStack? Do containers (e.g. Docker) or other … [Read more...]

Cloud Lifecycle Management: How Fast Can You Cycle?

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In the world of professional cycling, sadly, remarkable feats are often met with suspicion. While some cyclists have won by virtue of talent, commitment, and massive amounts of training, others have gained an edge by other far less noble tactics. Today’s enterprise IT teams are locked in some pretty brutal races, facing inordinate and … [Read more...]

Hybrid Cloud Management Tools: How to Choose

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The benefits of virtualization and cloud technologies include increased agility, flexibility, and scalability; they also inherently add layers of complexity to the tasks of managing and delivering services. Customers have high expectations that require IT to provision and deliver services faster than ever before as well as always working towards … [Read more...]