CUSTOMER WIN: Major Agriculture Company Cultivates Cloud Strategy with BMC Software and Cisco Unified Computing System

Monsanto is a leading global provider of agricultural products designed to improve farm productivity and food quality. The company’s IT staff keeps its systems running for customers during critical periods and supports a significant research and development effort that helps farmers around the world produce more food.

“The first day of the selling season is always exciting for Monsanto as it’s one of the busiest, and we want to be ready to serve our farmer customers,” said Jeff Barks, director of Monsanto solutions planning and engineering. “IT plays a pivotal role in that. Because of the seasonality of our business, we need our systems to work flawlessly during peak periods like the sales and harvest seasons, and we need a reliable IT backbone to support our pipeline research.”

“With BMC’s solutions, our customers, like Monsanto, can increase IT reliability while moving toward a fully-managed, dynamically-provisioned cloud environment,” said Kia Behnia, BMC senior vice president and chief technology officer. “The combination of the Cisco Unified Computing System and BMC’s Cloud Service Management allows customers to maximize their hardware utilization and leverage their IT investments in people, processes, tools and policies.”

“The Cisco Unified Computing System offers an open architecture for integration with industry leading management software solutions like BMC BSM,” said Soni Jiandani, vice president, Cisco server access and virtualization group. “Cisco and BMC have collaborated to tightly integrate BMC’s management solutions with UCS, offering a unified architecture to help customers easily migrate to cloud computing.”

Business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster and stronger. That’s why the most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2010, BMC revenue was approximately $1.92 billion.

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