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Cisco and BMC join forces for cloud computing

Cliff Saran

Cisco and BMC Software are joining forces to support large-scale, multi-tenant cloud computing infrastructures. Under the alliance, the two companies said they would align product-development roadmaps and technology architectures. This, they said, will offer worldwide customers a suite of products they claim will simplify and automate the delivery of cloud services.

Building on their existing joint solutions, Cisco will also resell BMC's Service Assurance and Compliance solutions as an option on the Cisco Unified Computing System.

As part of the alliance, Cisco and BMC have introduced the Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform. The pair say this has been designed to meet the requirements of service providers and large-scale private cloud computing environments.

Bob Beauchamp, chairman and CEO for BMC Software, said: "As cloud computing evolves from a strategic idea to a business reality, companies are quickly discovering the complexities of deploying and managing cloud solutions in a hybrid datacentre."

Padmasree Warrior, CTO, senior vice-president and general manager, Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business for Cisco, said: "Cisco and BMC have a common vision for advancing cloud computing with unified infrastructure combined with seamless management. The Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform enables our customers to deploy end-to-end IT services running on a cloud infrastructure that spans networks, systems, storage and applications."


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