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BMC Redefines How IT Organizations Manage Cloud Complexity and Compliance With Cloud Lifecycle Management

HOUSTON, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC today announced the newest version of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM), a scalable solution that orchestrates the delivery and management of IT services across traditional infrastructures and hybrid clouds while reducing risk and maintaining IT governance.

"Automation of multi-cloud governance is particularly important for ensuring that costs, performance and information management policies are optimized across all end users and applications. With the release of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.5, BMC is now able to offer customers a unified and modern self-service experience that extends support for PaaS as well as IaaS public cloud services as well as in-house private clouds," stated Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president for IDC.

BMC CLM is the only solution to cover the essential IT Service Management (ITSM) policies needed for cloud management. These policies are change management, configuration management (including the CMDB), compliance, patching, and monitoring.

"IT organizations are under pressure to deliver services faster in today's complex IT environments. This is one reason internal customers often turn to public clouds to meet their needs," said Chris Stauber, vice president of product management and marketing at BMC. "With CLM, IT can meet the business need for speed while maintaining governance and compliance policies, even with highly sophisticated services."

The newest version of BMC CLM features a completely redesigned user experience, as well as enhancements across three key areas:

Enabling the Digital Enterprise – CLM now integrates with BMC MyIT to enable a single IT catalog from which customers can request and track any IT service, including cloud services. Instead of filling out forms or putting in multiple calls to the helpdesk, employees can request a multi-tier application stack provisioned in the cloud from their personalized service desk catalog.

Reducing the Complexity of Managing Hybrid Clouds– Enhanced integrations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure ease provisioning and helps manage compliance, governance and performance of public cloud workloads. A new framework for integrating application containers enables CLM to leverage emerging technologies such as Docker and Cloud Foundry.

Delivering Trusted Governance and Compliance –The existing governance capabilities are enhanced through proactive platform health management, which enables IT to quickly detect and resolve service disruptions. Additionally, health and value dashboards enable cloud administrators to see both usage and health data via a single interface.

"Microsoft Azure is enabling our enterprise customers to meet the IT challenges of the digital economy," said Tony Jimenez, director of DX Global ISV Alliances, Microsoft. "We are excited by the release of BMC CLM 4.5, which will continue to enable enterprise IT organizations to leverage the scalability and capacity of Microsoft Azure while managing compliance as they strive to drive cloud agility in their businesses."

"We help our customers leverage the benefits of cloud computing and BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management is a key foundational element for our BEAM Cloud Manager offering as it helps us ensure performance and reliability," said Jack W. Mansfield Jr., vice president of end user and infrastructure services at Bell Techlogix. "We are very pleased to see the focus on cloud compliance, governance, and ease of use continue in this latest release from BMC."

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.5 is available today. For more information, visit www.bmc.com/clm.

About BMC

BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. We have worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, we pair high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization, allowing our customers to provide amazing user experiences with optimized IT performance, cost, compliance, and productivity. We believe technology is the heart of every business, and that IT drives business to the digital age.

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