The Schwartz
Cloud Report

Blog archive

BMC Targets Cloud Lifecycle Management

BMC Software has upgraded its Cloud Lifecycle Management platform to support creation and management of complete private and hybrid cloud stacks.

The introduction of CLM 2.0 comes a year after the first release, which focused on virtualization management and datacenter automation, thanks to the company's $800 million acquisition of BladeLogic. BMC describes CLM 2.0 as a cradle-to-grave cloud provisioning and management platform.

BMC said it made architectural improvements to CLM with two key new features. One is "service blueprints," which are geared to enable administrators to create configurable, full-stack, multi-tiered cloud offerings for their users.

"They have been designed to be incredibly flexible and support a really broad range of cloud services being delivered through the environment," said Lilac Schoenbeck, BMC's senior manager for solutions marketing and cloud computing.

The second key feature is a service governor which lets customers set policies for which cloud services are configured and managed, Schoenbeck said.

CLM 2.0 also includes a planning and design tool that helps determine capacity needs. It allows the use of BMC's ProactiveNet Performance Management (BPPM) tool to monitor public cloud services running in Amazon's EC2 and Microsoft's Windows Azure environments. Schoenbeck said the company is working with other service providers to create adaptors but BMC also has an API that will work with any cloud provider.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on April 27, 2011 at 11:58 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft, Salesforce Ink Deal Around Azure Cloud and Teams

    As part of a new partnership, CRM service provider Salesforce will leverage certain Microsoft Azure services, as well as Microsoft Teams, for services to customers.

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Version 1909 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

    Windows 10 version 1909, also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update," was officially released by Microsoft on Tuesday.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.