BMC has updated its Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) platform, with additional tools to help move installed software systems to the cloud.
The software includes a Service Governor, which allocates cloud resources on the fly to ensure that planned support for an application or virtual server can be kept at maximum efficiency.
The latest CLM version also supports Citrix XenServer, as BMC looks to make its platform more open to competing standards.
"Over the last two years, we have worked closely with more than 400 organisations to create a comprehensive cloud management solution that enables the agility business users expect from IT," said Kia Behnia, BMC's chief technology officer.
The software is part of BMC's Dynamic Business Service Management platform, which is designed to integrate the management of cloud and on-premises software, and provide the ability to transition to pure or hybrid cloud services with minimal disruption.
The market for cloud systems is expected to increase sixfold over the next decade, but the market for management software has been lagging, according to some users.
BMC is one of the companies looking to make up the shortfall, and establish itself in this valuable new market.
"IDC's research indicates that the 2010-2015 compound annual growth rate for the worldwide cloud systems management software market is estimated at 45.5 per cent," said Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president of enterprise system management software at IDC.
"We anticipate that, by 2015, the majority of enterprise, mid-market and service provider customers will require integrated hybrid cloud management capabilities when selecting strategic systems management software products and vendors."
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