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BMC Software Acquires VaraLogix to Fuel Fast Application Deployment

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>BMC extends its leadership in DevOps via Enhanced Application Release Automation</i> </p>

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

BMC Software Acquires VaraLogix to Fuel Fast Application Deployment07:45 EDT Wednesday, August 08, 2012 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) today announced it has acquired VaraLogix, a proven application release automation provider. With this acquisition, BMC is expanding its DevOps portfolio to make it easier for IT to more quickly and efficiently deliver cutting-edge applications with fewer outages, lower risk and higher return on investment. The volume of software applications and updates continues to grow exponentially, promising new capabilities that can put a company ahead of its competition. However, deploying applications continues to present major challenges to companies of all sizes. The implications are enormous, because failed deployments can wreak havoc in terms of cost and efficiency. Traditionally, application deployments have been plagued with complex technical issues that result in deployment errors and failures. Often times, advanced application specialists are required throughout the deployment process, taking them away from their priority duty of building new, differentiated applications. The combination of BMC and VaraLogix technologies provides an abstraction layer that allows IT teams to deploy applications regardless of programming experience. “We intend to implement VaraLogix Q to create a flexible and fast environment, allowing us to release changes to our production environments on a timely, efficient basis,” said James Obukhovsky, IT director, Infrastructure and Operations for Wet Seal, Inc. “We will seek to use this technology to impact our customer experience and sales in a positive manner.” VaraLogix is the only solution specifically built to automate business-critical, multi-tier application deployment and configuration management. It will be integrated into the new BMC Release Lifecycle Management offering that will deliver: Improvements in process management for continuous integration and delivery Intelligent packaging for multi-technology, multi-tier applications Open deployment management leveraging existing automation agents Basic environment management for correct application configurations “BMC has always had an innovative, intelligent approach to DevOps. By making visible what was previously invisible in the complex application release process, our technology gives customers an unprecedented ability to define, implement, monitor, assess and continually improve the application release process in an agile way,” said BMC's John J. Balena, general manager, DevOps Solutions. “With today's announcement, we are advancing our application automation suite and addressing an acute industry need for application release automation that works at the speed of today's business.” For more information about BMC and VaraLogix, please visit: BMC Application Performance Management Follow BMC on Twitter Business Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software. Business runs better when IT runs at its best. That's why more than 20,000 IT organizations – from the Global 100 to the smallest businesses – in over 120 countries rely on BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) to manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. With the leading Business Service Management platform, Cloud Management, and the industry's broadest choice of IT management solutions, BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives. For the four fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion. BMC, BMC Software, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software, Inc., are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © Copyright 2012 BMC Software Inc. BMC SoftwareJennifer Brenner, +1 713-918-2421jennifer_brenner@bmc.comorOgilvy Public RelationsKellie Willman, +1 415-677-2745kellie.willman@ogilvy.com