BMC Software and Unisys Join Forces to Deliver Advanced Cloud Solutions
June 16, 2011
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BMC Software and Unisys Corporation announced a joint initiative to deliver and manage advanced cloud solutions that make clients’ IT organizations more responsive and efficient in delivering business services.

Drawing on their complementary strengths, the two global technology leaders are basing the joint solutions on BMC’s second-generation Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) offering combined with Unisys’ comprehensive cloud advisory, implementation and management services portfolio.

The BMC and Unisys initiative will address strategy, planning, design, implementation and operational management of cloud computing solutions to make it possible for customers to realize both immediate and long-term business value through a disciplined approach to cloud computing.

“The Unisys and BMC solution gives clients a way not only to plan and implement, but also to manage, new cloud solutions that integrate with existing, mission-critical IT infrastructure,” says Fred Dillman, CTO, Unisys. “We apply a pragmatic approach that reduces complexity and enables clients to lower costs while continuing to realize value from their long-term IT investments.”

BMC’s cloud management portfolio specifically addresses the practical requirements of taking cloud computing from a pilot technology to a core, business-critical IT service. This includes managing the broad combination of hardware and virtualization technologies that customers already own as well as providing choice for future technology requirements. BMC’s cloud management portfolio is part of BMC’s Dynamic Business Service Management (BSM) platform, which provides IT organizations with a unified management capability across physical, virtual, and hybrid environments, thereby reducing their costs.

BMC’s second-generation Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution provides support for deploying business-ready cloud environments from service request to service retirement. It accelerates provisioning, optimizes ongoing operations, and rapidly meets the needs of the business. Serving as the intelligent engine within the cloud, BMC’s newly introduced, policy-based Service Governor included with CLM enables customers to leverage automation and policy to expertly place, configure, and manage cloud services. BMC offers this capability today, enabling dramatic increases in the efficiency of provisioning and managing production and pre-production clouds regardless of whether they are private, public, or hybrid in nature.

The joint solution benefits from the Unisys Hybrid Enterprise approach, a services framework for integrating cloud solutions with mission-critical data-center infrastructure. This approach enables joint clients to get the most from the BMC cloud solutions and avoid “cloud in a corner” computing environments that are not well integrated with the organization’s existing systems, processes and business models.

Unisys Advisory and CloudBuild Services are core elements both of that framework and of the joint solution. The Advisory Services provide strategic and financial guidance to help clients inventory and assess application workloads and prioritize those which are best suited to a cloud delivery model. The CloudBuild Services provide a rigorous methodology for the planning, design and implementation of cloud environments spanning eight core work streams that impact a cloud data center solution.

The joint solution also draws on Unisys Converged Remote Infrastructure Management Suite of solutions. This suite provides integrated, “single pane” management of clients’ multi-vendor infrastructures – the “day two” management capability.

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