BMC Software Propels Customers, Partners to Cloud Computing Success with Unified Management Platform
HOUSTON, May 25, 2010 – IT management is center stage as CIOs make difficult decisions about how to best take advantage of cloud computing. To enable enterprises and service providers to successfully deliver and integrate their cloud computing strategies, BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) today announced the worldwide availability of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
Savvy enterprise organizations and service providers recognize they cannot reap the benefits of the cloud without a robust IT management platform that extends the level of control and visibility present in their existing IT infrastructure to the cloud. Similarly, service providers look to cloud computing as an opportunity to create new and compelling service offerings as well as transform and improve their infrastructure.
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management enables organizations to achieve the difficult act of balancing their customers’ desire for flexibility and responsiveness with their own responsibility to control, constrain, and manage the cloud environment. For more on BMC’s perspective on cloud computing, watch the video of BMC Chief Information Officer Mark Settle.
Fujitsu has embraced cloud computing to improve information and communications technology (ICT) responsiveness of its customers while also improving resource utilization and reducing operational costs.
"Fujitsu welcomes BMC's announcement of Cloud Lifecycle Management,” said Mr. Akira Yamanaka, corporate senior vice president and president of Software Business Group, Fujitsu Limited. "Through our close partnership with BMC, Fujitsu will enable mutual customers to obtain even greater value and benefit from their ICT infrastructure.”
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management empowers enterprise customers to efficiently build and operate private clouds and consistently leverage external public cloud resources. It also enables service providers to develop and deliver the next generation of cloud services to grow their business.
New elements of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management include:
BMC is Making the Cloud Possible
BMC’s cloud technology is already winning support from customers, partners and service providers, with more than $100M in cloud foundation technology deals signed to date. For more information on these deals see the press release titled “BMC Software Exceeds $100 Million in Cloud Foundation Deals.”
“Blackbaud utilizes BMC’s automation and management solutions to support our business and deliver superior software-as-a-service to our nonprofit customers,” said Scott Crowder, vice president of Data Center Operations at Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB). “As a long time BMC partner and pioneer in the cloud-based software market, we appreciate the progression to Cloud Lifecycle Management, enabling customers to more rapidly achieve success in this arena.”
According to Donna Scott, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner: “Many IT organizations, however, have set their sights on private cloud implementations during the next two years. This shows how desirable cloud attributes are to IT organizations — with self-service ordering and dynamic provisioning of standardized catalogued services both increasing IT agility and reducing labor and capital costs through standardization and automation."*
Cloud Service Management solutions
BMC Cloud Service Management solutions reflect critical components for deriving value from cloud infrastructures: planning, lifecycle management, operations and optimization and governance.
Working with Partners
“Fundamental to any cloud offering is the ability to uniquely assign and customize different levels of security, multitenant partitioning, and service delivery capabilities to each customer and its associated virtual machines. Moreover, it’s critical to offer auto-selection of these ‘services’ from a self-service portal with full lights-out provisioning and management. Through close collaboration with Cisco’s Cloud Computing development program, BMC has delivered these must have capabilities via its BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management offering, including unique integration with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) data center server, network, and service delivery platforms.”
“GreenPages is focused on helping clients transform their IT operations to strategically leverage the power of cloud computing. BMC Cloud Service Management solutions deliver the framework and technology that our customers need to reach their desired stage of IT maturity and achieve the flexibility, responsiveness and cost savings from the cloud.”
“The introduction of BMC Cloud Service Management strengthens NetApp’s (NASDAQ: NTAP) existing partnership and combines with our unified storage architecture to provide customers with a fully automated, end-to-end cloud infrastructure that addresses server, network, and storage provisioning and management. Managing the complete lifecycle of public, private or hybrid cloud resources from a unified platform will enable our mutual customers to more quickly realize the efficiencies and flexibility associated with cloud computing.”
"Managing heterogeneous environments is essential for today's IT infrastructure. Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is pleased to continue our work with BMC to offer our customers a wide range of solutions for deploying and using both public and private clouds."
* Gartner Inc. Survey Shows High Interest in RTI, Private Cloud, by Donna Scott, March 26, 2010
Business Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software.
Business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster and stronger. That’s why the most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across both distributed and mainframe environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2010, BMC revenue was approximately $1.91 billion.
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