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Cisco, BMC get together on cloud computing

Companies have delivered a new joint end-to-end cloud computing solution

Cisco, BMC get together on cloud computing
Cisco has announced a partnership with BMX Software which aims to develop a complete end-to-end solution for cloud computing.

Cisco and BMC Software are working together to develop and market solutions for large-scale multi-tenant cloud computing infrastructures. As part of this initiative, the companies have released a new cloud solution designed for service providers and large-scale private cloud computing environments.

The new solution, the Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform, will allow end-to-end cloud computing, designed to simplify and automate cloud delivery services and is built on new levels of integration of BMC's Cloud LifeCycle Management (CLM), a cloud computing software orchestration and management solution. Cisco's data centre networking, computer, and storage solutions have been added to this solution.

"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," said Padmasree Warrior, CTO, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business for Cisco.

The two companies will be aligning product development strategies and technology architectures to ensure a more holistic cloud service suite.

Both Cisco and BMC are providing marketing, sales, testing and certification support designed to accelerate the adoption of cloud services.

"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 data centre.  BMC's alliance with Cisco will enable our customers with large-scale cloud computing environments to make mission-critical cloud services a practical reality for their demanding businesses and customers.  IT organisations can be more nimble, cost-efficient, scalable, and, most importantly, better aligned to the business," said Bob Beauchamp, chairman, and CEO for BMC Software.

Cisco will also be reselling BMC's Service Assurance and Compliance solutions as an option on the Cisco Unified Computing System.

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