BMC Introduces Preventative Approach to Cloud Operations
BMC Software has integrated additional capabilities into its BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution that proactively ensures the service quality of cloud services. Cloud failures can have calamitous impacts and BMC is attempting to avoid such mishaps with this initiative.
“The goal of cost optimization and increased business agility through the cloud will only be realized with processes and tools that are designed specifically to address the new operational issues that cloud-based services present,” said Cameron Haight, research vice president, Gartner, Inc. “IT organizations seeking to remain relevant in a new world of choices will seek to optimize their client’s satisfaction by making their transition to the cloud as transparent as possible while they (IT operations) do the heavy lifting.”
BMC Software’s newly announced capabilities are touted to simplify cloud administration and avoid many of the risks of cloud computing such as outages, performance and capacity issues.
IT organizations can now address and exceed user expectations by avoiding outages and degradations in service quality; optimize investments in infrastructure; and maintain or reduce cloud administrative headcount.
“The calamitous impacts of recent public cloud failures proves definitively that building a cloud is only the first step in a cloud journey,” said Kia Behnia, BMC’s chief technology officer. “Managing the ongoing operations of a ‘hybrid’ cloud including proactive service planning, monitoring and governance to avoid potential failures represents the critical other half of the story and BMC is leading the market in a holistic approach to successful private and hybrid cloud projects.”
BMC Software has also announced the release of a Cloud Rapid Deployment service. Delivered by BMC Global Services, this offering will enable users to quickly implement the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution in about 45 days.
This implementation can be coupled with broader BMC Global Services offerings for cloud planning and operations.
By Anuradha Shukla