BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management provides a complete solution for establishing and
enabling a cloud environment, including a service catalog that defines service
offerings, a self-service portal for procuring resources, and management capabilities
to control the cloud. By bringing together the best practices of Business Service
Management (BSM) with the flexibility and efficiency of cloud computing, you can
achieve enterprise-class service quality.
Key Benefits Business Challenge
Design and build an internal The promise of cloud computing has set high expectations. Its promised business value has brought the
cloud infrastructure that best topic of infrastructure provisioning and management to the forefront of both technical and business
meets the needs of your discussions, putting pressure on IT groups to rapidly and reliably deliver cloud solutions.
Deliver superior service levels, Those closer to the technology, however, recognize that not all clouds are the same. Decisions must be
while also ensuring the greatest made — ranging from supported platforms, degrees of flexibility, unification of management, and cost of
utilization of underlying resources. Further, the cloud cannot be yet another silo in IT’s domain, and thus a unified management
strategy is required. Each of these decision points, and dozens of others, need to be resolved as cloud
Leverage the cloud model computing is implemented, and each has ramifications on the value of the resulting cloud to the business.
across heterogeneous platforms
Enable full-stack layered The BMC Solution
provisioning for rapid, automated BMC brings together the benefits of traditional IT management, including operational excellence,
resource allocation automation, and service delivery models, and merges them with the dynamic potential of cloud
Optimize capital expenditures architectures. BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management provides the foundation for a strong, flexible, and valuable
through integration with public cloud infrastructure that supports IT operations and delivers exceptional service quality to the business.
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management delivers an operational model for the lifecycle of private cloud resources
and the utilization of public clouds in a hybrid model. Every resource in the environment goes through a
lifecycle that, when defined and appropriately automated, provides a seamless and predictable model for
both IT and the business.
The most visible customer-facing portion of the cloud computing environment is the self-service portal.
Through the intuitive web-based interface of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, users can manage the
services they’ve requested from the cloud, turning them on or off, and requesting additional time or
From this portal, they can also request new services through a simple wizard that exposes options that are
available to that user, based on his or her role in the organization. Options range from different resource
sizes, service tiers, and operating systems through application stacks and higher-level services, such as
compliance and monitoring. Driven by a flexible service catalog married with granular role-based access
controls, this multi-tenant, self-service portal presents a straightforward interface to a highly dynamic and
In order to provide the most flexible service stacks for users, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management supports a
very flexible underlying provisioning capability. Traditional virtualization provisioning is image-based,
requiring IT to either restrictively standardize on a very small set of images or, alternatively, manage a library
of hundreds of unique images. The BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management approach is one of controlled
customization, delivering flexibility for the customer, within constraints designed by IT.