Automated offering that helps in transition from virtual to cloud environment
BMC Software and NetApp have formed a new strategic partnership that offers server, network and storage provisioning and management for cloud environments. The new strategic partnership gives BMC and NetApp customers the benefit of an automated cloud infrastructure beginning with the initial service request to provisioning, deployment, management and decommissioning.
The partners claim that automating these processes enables customers to reduces compliance risk and helps IT organisations stay focused on meeting the needs of the business.
BMC and NetApp integrated offering, which include BMC Service Request Management, BMC Configuration Automation for Networks, BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management, BMC Atrium Orchestrator, along with NetApp Provisioning Manager and NetApp SANscreen will help customers recognise these benefits.
Kia Behnia, chief technology officer of BMC Software, said: We see cloud computing as a natural evolution of the datacenter, so it’s important that customers are able to move to that environment at their own pace. Our alliance with NetApp, coupled with our close collaboration with mutual customers to understand their business priorities, has delivered an integrated, fully automated offering that simplifies the transition from virtual to cloud environment.
Patrick Rogers, vice president of solutions marketing at NetApp, said: “Our unique unified storage architecture is an ideal complement to BMC’s BSM platform. Our relationship with BMC is an important step toward helping our customers recognise the reduced costs and increased flexibility associated with cloud computing.”