BMC Selected as a Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization Management Leader in Ovum Decision Matrix

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC, the global leader in software solutions for IT, today announced that Ovum, a well-respected European research firm, named BMC as a leader in its recent Decision Matrix: Selecting a Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization Management Solution. The report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading virtualization and hybrid cloud management solutions, looking at IT modernization from a data center infrastructure perspective.

BMC, one of just two vendors named in the Market Leaders' category, scored over nine out of 10 on average for all the technology dimension categories while recording four category-leading scores in lifecycle, performance, virtualization, and cloud management.

Roy Illsley, principal analyst for infrastructure solutions at Ovum, describes BMC as "one of the clear technology and market leaders, and the only truly independent vendor because of its cross-platform interoperability." Further, the report praised the Cloud Lifecycle Management solution for its:

  • Service blueprints that capture configuration and best practice information to reduce administrative overhead and accelerate deployments.
  • Widespread support for operating systems and cloud platforms.
  • Built-in integration to change approvals and CMDB updates, as well as regulatory and operational compliance policies that automate governance and compliance and optimize IT agility.

"Ovum's recognition of BMC as a leader for our cross-platform hybrid cloud and virtualization management solution is a testament to our commitment to innovation excellence," said Bill Berutti, president of the cloud, data center and performance businesses at BMC. "Digital business requires IT to deliver and provision services faster than ever before. BMC's Cloud Lifecycle management solution not only helps IT accelerate deployments, but also maintains and automates governance and compliance policies."

About BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

BMC's Cloud Lifecycle Management solution is a cloud management platform that helps IT become a trusted services broker by enabling the agile delivery and ongoing management of digital services across hybrid cloud and legacy infrastructures while managing risk and reducing cost. The solution automates the rapid provisioning of complex, multi-tier cloud services and integrates IT processes like change management, the CMDB, compliance and patching to optimize agility while maintaining essential governance and compliance for mission critical cloud workloads.

About BMC

BMC is a global leader in software solutions that help IT transform traditional businesses into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management set of IT solutions is designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized. From mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond, we pair high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization—allowing our customers to provide intuitive user experiences with optimized performance, cost, compliance, and productivity. BMC solutions serve more than 15,000 customers worldwide including 82 percent of the Fortune 500.

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