BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Review

Automates Java EE Application Deployment from an SCM system

What is our primary use case?

Implementing a private cloud in the client environment, which is very secured and managed in-house using the cloud suite along with capabilities, like BMC Capacity Optimization, BMC Database Automation, and Bladelogic Server Automation suite, to manage and use effectively.

How has it helped my organization?

Total build time has been reduced from four weeks to one week, then later to 24 hours.

  • Threat remediation: Combine with SecOps to link vulnerabilities to identified patches and create a remediation plan. 
  • Compliance: Integrates role-based access control with pre-configured policies for CIS, DISA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, NIST, and SCAP documentation and remediation.
  • Provisioning: Supports unattended installs and image-based, script-based, or template-based provisioning.
  • Configuration: Consistently manage change and configuration activities across a broad range of server environments with one tool.
  • Reporting: Assesses change impact or completes an audit using multiple dashboard views.
  • Patching: Supports and follows Maintenance Window Guidelines to ensure timely delivery of patches.

What is most valuable?

The BMC Capacity Optimization, BMC Database Automation and Bladelogic Server Automation suite are most valuable products with features of capacity optimization, managing post deploy actions after provisioning along with audit, compliance, and reporting. Here are some of the valuable features for us:

  • Assess server software compliance.
  • Automate Java EE Application Deployment from an SCM system.
  • Deploy monitoring agents.
  • Enforce continuous compliance for servers.
  • Manage Java EE applications and infrastructure.
  • Orchestrate change through workflow jobs.
  • Perform probable cause analysis.
  • Report on compliance status and trends.
  • Visualize business service relationships.

What needs improvement?

Integrations with other providers to provide a custom public cloud environment such as AWS, Azure, and IBM SoftLayer.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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