BMC to Acquire BladeLogic
The combination of BMC and BladeLogic creates a juggernaut in the data center management market.BMC Software is looking to greatly expand its presence in the data center by buying data center automation provider BladeLogic for $800 million. BMC, a pioneer and market leader in the business service management space, announced its intentions March. 17. The company will compete even more fiercely with rival Hewlett-Packard, pitting BladeLogic against HP's Opsware acquisition for dominance in the fast growing data center automation market.
With the rise of virtualization in the data center and the growing complexity of managing heterogeneous data center environments, both vendors are aiming to help enterprise customers lower operational costs.