BMC Demystifies Hybrid Cloud for the Enterprise

BMC Software

HOUSTON, June 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC Software today announced the release of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.0 (CLM 4), the first hybrid cloud solution that enforces IT compliance and change management policies across both private and public cloud services.

CLM 4 addresses the competing needs for hybrid clouds to deliver fast time-to-value and long- term governance. This new offering is available as an appliance or service that can take customers from zero to cloud in less than one week. CLM 4 also includes new support for Microsoft Azure and an expanded integration with Amazon Web Services™ public clouds.

BMC is the first company to offer end-to-end compliance and IT Service Management governance across physical and virtual infrastructures and private and public clouds. This is particularly important for regulated industries, including:

  • Health care hybrid cloud: BMC helps hospitals and health care providers enforce HIPAA requirements both inside their firewalls and in the public cloud.
  • Financial hybrid cloud: BMC enables financial services companies to apply uniform PCI and SOX compliance rules to all workloads within a hybrid cloud environment.
  • Federal hybrid cloud: BMC ensures that both civilian and defense agencies are able to take advantage of cloud computing while meeting the applicable DISA, NIST and SCAP security compliance standards.

Addressing the need for more agile and cost-efficient cloud services, CLM 4 delivers a next generation service designer and auto-scales cloud resources according to pre-defined service performance requirements. This 'auto-scaling' capability ensures high levels of service availability while driving down costs by guarding against over-provisioning of resources.

Supporting Perspectives

Dr. Swamy Kocherlakota, managing director, Global Head Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering, Bank of NY Mellon:

"BNY Mellon has deployed its cloud solutions using BMC's Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM). Using CLM, we were able to rapidly deploy our critical infrastructure on-demand and CLM's integration capabilities enabled us to extend our cloud as a fully functional Platform-As-A-Service. CLM 4's auto-scaling functionality, service designer and open stack integration will further enable us to enhance our cloud offerings internally."

John Frazier, vice president of Cloud Services, JDA Software:

"As a long term customer of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, we have benefited from the powerful automation capabilities of the solution which mean faster time to value for our customers. We are excited to be moving to this latest release, CLM 4, which will continue to help us drive business agility while ensuring compliance and ITSM governance across our cloud infrastructure."

David Savino, chief technology officer, Column IT:

"BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.0 provides the IT automation, compliance and change management functionalities that private and hybrid cloud customers have been asking for. This product demonstrates BMC's responsiveness to the demands of the market and their commitment to offer a Cloud Management Solution that is more capable and flexible than any other offering I have seen."

Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC:

"As enterprise cloud usage matures, customers are moving beyond simply prioritizing rapid infrastructure provisioning to automate production-grade cloud operations that optimize resource utilization for both deployment and day to day operational activities. To support these more complex cloud environments, the need for IT process integration to drive compliance in hybrid cloud computing is clear. BMC's latest release of Cloud Lifecycle Management provides important automation and change management capabilities that are critical for today's production-grade clouds."

Michael Coté, research director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Group:

"Our market research shows that compliance is important to customers and they are challenged by balancing the speed and agility of cloud computing with the ongoing need for governance and compliance. Cloud management platforms' challenge here is helping these customers by providing agile automation functionality while enforcing a consistent governance and compliance framework across all infrastructure – existing physical and virtual as well as private and public clouds."

Chris Keene, president, BMC cloud and datacenter automation group:

"There is a dangerous compliance gap in cloud computing today, where IT compliance and governance rules are not applied consistently across public and private clouds. BMC is leading the way in providing CIOs with a hybrid management solution that can enforce compliance requirements consistently across on-site services like vSphere and off-site services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure."

Links for further information:

CLM Web Page

CLM 4 Animated Short Video

CLM 4 Data Sheet

Amazon Web Services & CLM Data Sheet

Microsoft Azure & CLM Data Sheet

CLM 4 Release Blog

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