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Mission statement

This site provides high-level documentation for data center automation use cases related to the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite.

For this release, all use cases involve only cross-product solutions. In future releases, this site will expand to include the larger scope of functionality that the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite offers for data center automation.

Related documentation

For this release, when this site refers to more detailed documentation, it links to PDFs available on the BMC Support site. Often the links point to specific pages in a PDF. In the future, as more content moves into this site, these links will point to other pages in this site.

To open the many documents that this site links to, you must have an account with BMC Support.

Value paths

BSM for Data Center Automation is an initiative from BMC that provides modular solutions addressing value paths that focus on five areas of data center automation. Each value path consists of multiple elements that make up a roadmap to maturity. These value paths help you achieve an orderly, staged transition to data center automation, laying the foundation for further evolution to “cloud” data centers.

This site focuses on functionality available from the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite, which provides components that support elements of the value paths for:

The BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite also supports use cases within the value path for Proactive Availability and Performance Management.

The BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite will provide future support for use cases in the following value paths:

Business value

BMC offers a comprehensive approach to data center automation that helps you eliminate manual and isolated tasks by automating data center management activities and processes across distributed and mainframe environments. The BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite:

  • Reduces the time and effort required to provision and reconfigure IT resources, while eliminating service disruptions resulting from manual configuration errors
  • Automates compliance audit and remediation to maintain continuous compliance and demonstrate enforcement of regulatory controls
  • Provides a unified view of IT resources to detect problems before users are impacted
  • Integrates critical workload processes from a single point of control to prevent scheduling problems from developing into business problems
  • Automates the detection and remediation of potential problems across mainframe systems, subsystems, transactions, databases, and applications

Related documentation

For links to documentation that supports the products included in the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite, see Related documentation for the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite.

Where to go next

Based on your role, the topics listed in the following table might be of interest to you: