Cisco and BMC Alliance Announcement – Service Orchestration and Network Containers

December 6, 2010 - 2 Comments

Today Cisco announced a new strategic alliance with BMC and introduced the Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform (ICDP) solution to give customers an option to easily deploy end-to-end Cloud services on a large-scale multi-tenant Cloud computing infrastructure that spans networks, computing systems, storage, and applications. ICDP increases the scalability of Cloud computing environments for our Service Provider and other large-scale multi-tenant clouds by automating and simplifying the service orchestration and management of their service portfolios.

This alliance extends Cisco’s ecosystem of partners in the Cloud space. This move builds on the relationship between our two companies: Cisco and BMC have worked together on 140+ customer engagements, combining BMC’s BladeLogic and our Unified Computing System (UCS). ICDP integrates BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution with Cisco’s Unified Service Delivery (USD) solution to simplify the management of delivering high-scale, secure, and multi-tenant Cloud services. Combining CLM with Unified Service Delivery infrastructure allows the support for end-to-end lifecycle management of Cloud computing-related initiatives with seamless integration of the planning, provisioning, assurance, compliance, and governance while increasing the quality of ongoing Cloud service delivery.

Our work together on the ICDP includes the introduction of an industry-first: Secure Network Containers. This Cisco capability combines with CLM to automate the physical and virtual partitioning of a common infrastructure shared by multiple customers while supporting the ability to deliver differentiated levels of network and application services.

ICDP provides a powerful end-user portal giving SPs and end-users the ability to dynamically transform their large-scale environments quickly and easily utilizing the benefits of efficient Secure Network Containers. Through this alliance and new solutions, we aim to reduce the complexity of delivering Cloud services. This will mean more time doing business and less time being lost in the clouds.

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  1. The Cisco and BMC alliance is an addition to our ecosystem of partners and adds additional capabilities for service providers to deliver cloud services. The VCE coalition is another example of this ecosytem and focuses on combining network, storage and compute capabilities for public and private clouds. The new ICDP product adds additional capabilities and is complementary.

  2. Hello:

    Congratulations on the allinace, however one question though, how is this alliance different from the one you have with EMC and VMWare?

    What will be the guidelines to work with either one?

    Pls advice.


    Dan Novais