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BMC acquires GridApp Systems

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.

BMC Software said today that it is acquiring GridApp Systems, a company that specializes in database provisioning, patching and administration.

According to BMC, it will use the GridApp acquisition to expand its lineup of automation and configuration tools. These systems will then be added to its enterprise application deployment and management portfolio.

The GridApp software is already integrated with BMC's BladeLogic Server Automation. GridApp automates database admin tasks. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Separately, BMC said that it will add change, problem, and configuration management to its ServiceDesk on Force.com software.

Read more of "BMC acquires GridApp Systems; Expands Salesforce.com partnership" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.