The acquisition is intended to expand BMC's lineup of automation and configuration tools. BMC also beefs up its ServiceDesk offering on Force.com software.
The two are widening their alliance in effort to allow for the automation and linking of various cloud-computing components.
Phurnace's technology will make it easy to model and deploy Java Enterprise Edition applications from the likes of Oracle's BEA, Red Hat's JBoss, and IBM's Websphere.
Always missing from BMC's portfolio was the ability to marry rich-management information with process automation. This is exactly what BladeLogic brings.
BMC Software announces Thursday that it has acquired RealOps, which makes IT process automation software.
The acquisition will fill out BMC's systems management portfolio with BladeLogic's configuration management tools for data centers.
In this fourth installment of the "Open Source @" Series, I talked with Will Hurley of BMC to find out what the company is doing with open source.
Imagine a room full of people that all want to solve the same problem. Now imagine that it included both the people with the money to fund the solution, as well as the people with the expertise to develop the solution. Let's call it BarCampESM. Read on