BMC Software decided to get "real" Thursday, announcing it snapped up RealOps, which makes "run book automation" and other IT process automation software.
The acquisition of Virginia-based RealOps is designed to bolster BMC's Remedy IT process automation platform. The companies plan to combine BMC's Atrium Configuration Management database with RealOps' "run book automation" software.
The end game is to allow customers to integrate and automate their operations across a number of IT management functions. Some of those operations could range from identifying, diagnosing and fixing problems to resolving overly excessive response delays.
And the price of the deal? Get real. Apparently it's small enough that BMC didn't have to disclose it.