BMC Publishes Proven Methods for IT Automation to Increase Agility, Lower Costs and Risk

HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC Software today announced that it has delivered the Automation Passport solution, the industry's first best practices methodology for using automation to transform the business value of IT. Until now, implementing automation typically involved disconnected, silo-based projects that improved certain IT metrics but did nothing to impact the business. With the Automation Passport product, companies now have a low-risk, predictable and incremental approach to obtaining the full value of automation.

Automation is a critical technology for delivering massive improvement in the value that IT delivers to the business. BMC's Automation Passport, which was built using the experiences of over one thousand BMC customers, is a prescriptive framework for using end-to-end automation to transform the people, processes and tools that deliver solutions for provisioning, compliance, cloud and DevOps.

Users of the Automation Passport solution have seen transformational business results, including:

  • 5x faster release of applications
  • 3x improvement in IT infrastructure cost
  • 10x reduction in the time required to resolve critical compliance and security issues

Deloitte and BMC have a long-standing working relationship and have successfully implemented Automation Passport for Federal clients. Deloitte is leveraging the BMC Automation Passport framework in its Secure Automation services offering, which integrates Deloitte's leading practices and pre-built content for automation in the defense industry.

"We feel strongly at Deloitte that Secure Automation, enabled by BMC Automation Passport, is an important enabler in today's fast-paced complex and cost-sensitive environment," said Tim Schmieding, Director and National IT Service Management Capability Lead, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "Deloitte has been able to automate mitigation of zero-day threats for our clients' computing environments, quickly reducing the footprint of vulnerable vectors and helping our clients to focus on meeting mission requirements. We look forward to continuing our work with BMC to enable our customers to rapidly provision and operate standardized secure infrastructures, align operations with strategic executive goals, and effectively manage security and risk."

BMC also announced a new strategic direction and product updates today – all designed to put people at the heart of IT and enable business leaders to drive digital transformation. BMC's Automation Passport offering is key to this strategic direction as it provides a breakthrough in the method of deploying technology and helps IT create measurable change for the business in an environment where digital services – web, social, mobile, IOT, big data, virtualization, cloud – are enabling ever-growing levels of business speed and scale, but are increasing the demand for rapid and error-free support from IT. These demands can be met only with holistic automation tailored to the needs of the organization.

"BMC has long been a leader in helping Global IT leaders transform the business value of IT through automation," said Christopher Keene, President of the Cloud and Automation business at BMC. "We have now distilled the best practices for strategic automation from over a thousand customers into our Automation Passport framework. Our goal is to help IT lead the digital enterprise transformation, and by educating the next generation of automation architects to harness new technologies like cloud and DevOps, IT will be able to deliver radically better business agility, cost efficiency and reliability."


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