Cisco and BMC Software have announced a partnership aimed at speeding up the deployment of mixed cloud environments.
The companies are synchronising their product development roadmaps and technology architectures so that companies can choose from a unified software ecosystem.
"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," said Bob Beauchamp, chairman of BMC Software.
"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."
The Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform will initially be aimed at telecoms companies but will also be rolled out to enterprises looking to develop private cloud systems.
The offering combines Cisco's Unified Service Delivery platform with BMC's Cloud LifeCycle Management software.
"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, senior vice president of Cisco's enterprise, commercial and small business group.
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