BMC Software announces its acquisition of Phurnace Software, a privately held maker of Java-based automation software.
BMC Software has announced its
acquisition of Phurnace Software, a privately held maker of Java-based
Phurnace Software's technology helps to reduce the cost, complexity and risk
of deploying and configuring Java-based applications on physical, virtual and
cloud environments, BMC officials said. The
Phurnace technology enables users to manage the rollout, stability and
configuration integrity of applications without having to rely on manual or
"The increased frequency and criticality of application deployments and
changes make it difficult and costly for IT organizations to rely on manual
change and deployment processes," said Ronni Colville, vice president and
distinguished analyst at Gartner, in a statement. "Organizations need to
embrace an automated application release solution to ensure efficient,
repeatable, accurate and reliable application deployments."
Though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, BMC
will sell and support Phurnace products as BMC
BladeLogic Application Release Automation. BMC
plans to quickly embed Phurnace technology into the BMC
BladeLogic Server Automation Suite product, providing full-stack provisioning
and compliance of all infrastructure layers, including the operating system,
patches, middleware and applications, the company said.
Phurnace technology brings additional benefits such as the ability to model
and deploy Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications for
WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss and WebSphere Portal; the elimination of scripting
through automation and tokenization; automatic migration of applications from
one version of an application server to another; and the ability to preview and
validate changes prior to deployment.
"We see the application layer as the next frontier in data center
automation, and the combination of BMC's
industry-leading automation solutions and Phurnace is a fundamental game
changer," said Dev Ittycheria, president of Enterprise Service Management
at BMC, in a statement. "Only through
automation can customers drastically reduce the time it takes to deploy
applications to a production environment while dramatically reducing the risks
and costs of the deployment process. This acquisition significantly enhances
our capabilities in the application layer, positions us extremely well to
manage the next-generation data center and considerably strengthens BMC's
business service management platform."