Data Center Automation Blog – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:42:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Data Center Automation Blog – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 5 Ways Multi-Cloud Discovery Can Enhance IT Security http://www.bmc.com/blogs/5-ways-data-center-discovery-can-enhance-security/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:01:23 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10118 2017 is almost over and as expected, has achieved new records in technology adoption, driven by the transformation of traditional businesses into digital enterprises. While several huge security breaches have been in the news this year, the threat level continues to grow, with cybercrime getting more organized, and derailing the power of new technology. If […]]]> What the New Multi-Cloud World Means for IT http://www.bmc.com/blogs/new-multi-cloud-world-means/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:50 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10396 Digital transformation for business is no longer a luxury. All companies must accelerate the development and continuous deployment of innovative processes, applications, services, and software changes just to survive. To meet this challenge, companies are increasingly turning to the cloud for the agility, scale and operating flexibility that is needed to meet the rapidly changing […]]]> Vulnerability Management in 2017: Context is King http://www.bmc.com/blogs/vulnerability-management-2017-context-king/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:27:28 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10284 A steady increase in the number of vulnerabilities each year has put a fresh focus on the discipline of vulnerability management. Although the Verizon 2016 Breach Investigations Report found that the top 10 vulnerabilities made up 85% of the successful exploit traffic, the remaining 15% were attributed to over 900 CVEs. This shows that we […]]]> 4 Use Cases to Automate the Gap with Service Process Orchestration http://www.bmc.com/blogs/4-use-cases-automate-gap-service-process-orchestration/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:59:45 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10266 If you are an IT professional, you probably don’t need convincing of the benefits of automation. In fact, you probably have several tools in your environment that are delivering automation of one form or another right now. For many organizations, enterprise software tools for things such as configuration management, service desk management or IT monitoring […]]]> Data Center Tiers: What Are They and Why Are They Important? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/data-center-tiers-important/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:46:42 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10079 When dealing with Data Centers (DCs), it’s helpful to understand what Data Center tiers are and how they affect IT organizations. Here’s a brief overview of what a data center tier is, what data center tiers tell people about your data center, and why they’re valuable to have. What is a Data Center tier? Data […]]]> Highlights from the 2017 Forbes Insights and BMC Security Survey http://www.bmc.com/blogs/2017-building-security-strategies-succeed-digital-era/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:40:09 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10039 2016 was a year of surprises.  The continued growth of hacking incidents with their devastating trail of destruction was among the more shocking developments.  It brought cybersecurity concerns to the center of every conversation.  Many an IT executive has suffered sleepless nights as they tried to figure out how they could protect their organization and […]]]> Data Center Management Tools: Features, Functions, and How To Choose http://www.bmc.com/blogs/leverage-data-center-automation-less/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:36:28 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9984 Most Data Center managers are heavy on responsibilities but light on personnel. IT organizations naturally spend more on programming talent (because it helps the bottom line) than they do on Data Center staff (which is frequently viewed as overhead). Of course, this spending mismatch doesn’t detract from the fact that Data Center responsibilities get heavier […]]]> Data Center Automation Explained Simply http://www.bmc.com/blogs/primer-data-center-automation/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:57:23 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9953 What is Data Center automation (DCA)? Many vendors talk about how their product or service enables DCA but if you perform an Internet search on Data Center automation, it’s hard to get an easily understood answer. In today’s blog, let’s look at what Data Center automation is, what benefits it provides an IT organization, and […]]]> Achieving Automation Maturity to Strengthen IT Security http://www.bmc.com/blogs/achieving-automation-maturity-strengthen-security/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:38:51 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9830 IT environments are changing all the time Business today drives frequent application changes, which typically means infrastructure changes, such as new configurations, new servers, new application servers, new open source or commercial libraries, network route and port changes, and so on. Understanding the impact of these high-velocity, broad scope changes to both applications and server […]]]> SecOps: BladeLogic Threat Director eliminates blind spots and remediates risks http://www.bmc.com/blogs/secops-bladelogic-threat-director-eliminates-blind-spots-remediates-risks/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:40:59 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9747 Another day another headline about a security breach.  Organizations both public and private are under attack by an enemy who is well resourced, highly motivated, and hidden from view.  In today’s digital world where everything has to be accessible, how can organizations mitigate the risks that hackers, vulnerabilities, unidentified systems and misconfigurations present?  The answer […]]]>