BMC Consolidates Mainframe Storage Software
BMC to consolidate its mainframe storage resource management software from eight different applications to four.BMC Software Inc. on Monday will announce a consolidation of its mainframe storage resource management software from eight different applications to four, officials said Friday. The move is being done to simplify the catalog and to distinguish it from BMCs former Patrol Storage Manager for distributed systems, which was sold to Hopkinton, Mass.s EMC Corp., noted Jonathan Adams, director, Mainview performance and optimization. The newly condensed applications are called Mainview SRM 7.2 and include Mainview SRM Allocation, Mainview SRM Reporting and Mainview SRM Automation, Adams said, in Houston. Another product, Mainview SRM StopX37II, is still available separately. All are part of BMCs Business Service Management strategy, he said.
The allocation tool helps with capacity management, combining the former tools called EasyPool and EasySMS, along with StopX37/II. The latter attempts to anticipate capacity shortages, Adams said.