This product represents months of effort on the part of so many people at BMC, but most notable, the development team that committed to building the RIGHT cloud management solution to meet the needs of our customers - and delivered it.
There's a lot of cloudwashing out there. We all know it. But at BMC, we've made real investments in developing new technology for cloud management. Rather than asking "What can we string together to smell like cloud?", we started with the question "How should a cloud really be managed?" The resulting product is glorious. Why?
CLM starts with the business service. It doesn't start with some infrastructure elements.
CLM understands the need for configurability on the part of the user.
CLM recognizes the need for control, by the administrators.
CLM knows that an enterprise-class cloud wont be manually managed - it needs policies that drive its behavior.
CLM sees the need for ongoing operational management of the cloud - and the cloud services - and helps administrators achieve those service levels
CLM learns from the latest web technologies, delivering not only a user-friendly USER portal, but also a robust and attractive admin portal
CLM doesn't seek to replace the entire infrastructure management in place - but integrates with it to ensure the cloud is not a silo
CLM doesn't discriminate against infrastructure types, whether different hardware or hypervisors - it embraces heterogeneity
I've been living and breathing this product for months. I've talked about it with customers, presented it to analysts, and raved about it at cocktail parties until someone calls me out on my ramblings. I've seen it work. I want to share it with you too..
So, we built an interactive demo. Not me, since I can't do this magic -but our team. It's the first demo of its kind - and more will come. This one is for the user request process. Test drive it. Check it out. Let me know what you think.
Actually - tell me in person. Live. At the Cloud 2011 Virtual Trade Show on Thursday. I'll be around... talking about CLM 2.0. Why? Because my friends wont let me talk about it at cocktail parties anymore.