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BMC Software Unites With BladeLogic, Creates New Service Automation Leader

(PresseBox) (HOUSTON, ) The powerful acquisition of BladeLogic (NASDAQ: BLOG) by BMC Software (NYSE: BMC), announced earlier today, creates a new industry leader by combining BladeLogic's award-winning data center automation solutions with BMC's leading Business Service Management (BSM) - the platform of choice for the world's largest and most sophisticated IT organizations.

Today's labor-intensive approach to managing change in the modern data center is expensive, lacks scalability and is the leading cause of service down time. In order to meet the reliability, cost effectiveness and time-to-market requirements that business demands, IT organizations must have a seamlessly integrated data center automation and BSM solution. After the completion of the acquisition, BMC will be the new IT Service Automation leader, unique in its ability to provide these critical capabilities.

Evolution of BMC's Business Service Management Platform Five years ago, BMC laid out a blueprint that has revolutionized the management of Enterprise IT - the announcement and deployment of its Business Service Management (BSM) platform. Last fall, the company announced the addition of BMC Service Automation to its roadmap, evolving the BSM vision to include next-generation solutions that automate the lifecycle of IT-delivered business services. By bringing BladeLogic's data center automation suite into its BSM platform, BMC takes the next, and most revolutionary, step in delivering the ultimate management solution for IT that BSM promises to deliver.

"A number of years ago, assembly line robotics and advanced process controls revolutionized what had been a highly manual automotive industry," said Bob Beauchamp, BMC's president and chief executive officer. "Many IT organizations today want to follow a similar transformative path. BMC's acquisition of BladeLogic will create a new IT Service Automation leader unique in its ability to deliver the broad automation necessary to support high priority initiatives such as data center virtualization and continuous compliance."

BladeLogic: Award-Winning Data Center Automation Software BladeLogic and BMC have highly complementary portfolios, and even before this transaction, the BMC and BladeLogic product portfolios were already highly integrated. The companies have mutual customers who have embraced the combined solution. Given that BladeLogic previously was a BMC Technology Alliance Partner, the companies' products will work together on "Day One."

Dev Ittycheria, BladeLogic's president and chief executive officer, said, "This transaction, however, is about much more than just integrating technologies. It is the union of two companies with proven track records at solving mission critical business problems for IT organizations worldwide."

Comprehensive Features and Benefits Stemming from the Deal Highly-integrated, "purpose-built" solutions are required to realize the potential of Service Automation. BladeLogic is the best-in-class solution for server configuration automation and the BMC portfolio has been built on best of breed products developed in-house or though acquisition of organizations specializing in key IT management areas.

Recent examples of leading technologies brought into the BMC fold include RealOps, industry leader in Run Book Automation technology, and Emprisa, leader in smart network compliance, change and configuration management and automation solutions.

BladeLogic's automation software solutions help IT organizations reduce application downtime, consistently enforce compliance policies, and rapidly provision and update applications.

The combined comprehensive automation solution will provide fastest time to customer value - 90 percent improvement in operational efficiency in 90 days - and includes broad and deep support for IT infrastructure, built-in continuous compliance, and automation of critical application lifecycles, not just technology.

Capabilities that BladeLogic brings to BMC's Service Automation offering include:

Server Provisioning and Compliance Application Provisioning, Compliance and Release Management that enables true "Service" Automation Strong model for extensibility into other IT domains

Press materials and more information can be found at www.bmc.com/bladelogic.

About BladeLogic

BladeLogic is a provider of leading data center automation software with a large installed base of Fortune Global 500 customers, including 21 of the top 100 global companies, 3 of the top 10 aerospace and defense companies, 7 of the top 25 commercial and savings banks, 3 of the top 5 securities companies, 2 of the top 3 entertainment companies, 2 of the top 3 general merchandisers, 7 of the top 12 pharmaceutical companies and 7 of the top 10 telecommunications companies. BladeLogic's data center automation software solutions enable enterprises, service providers and government organizations to easily browse, provision, configure, patch, audit and remediate physical and virtual servers and applications, allowing customers to achieve reduced data center operating costs, improved service quality and enhanced security and compliance. BladeLogic is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please visit www.bladelogic.com.

BMC SOFTWARE GmbH

BMC Software is a leading global provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to automate their IT and align it to the needs of the business. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC solutions span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. For the four fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2007, BMC revenue was approximately $1.7 billion. For more information, visit www.bmc.com.