HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leader in enterprise management, today announced Deployment Manager for Linux for zSeries, a configuration management solution which reduces costs, improves customer satisfaction and ensures maximum uptime and performance by easily and dynamically deploying software for thousands of heterogeneous Linux servers running in an IBM eServer zSeries environment. In January, BMC Software announced Deployment Manager for Linux for the Intel platform. Due to customer demand, BMC Software has extended Deployment Manager for Linux to the eServer mainframe. "We are currently evaluating Linux around its price/performance value, but it can be difficult to manage and maintain -- especially if changes need to be made or new applications need to be deployed across an extensive Linux environment," said Dale Elmer, director, Technical Services Mainframe, Sprint. "An automated deployment management solution should help us improve efficiency and the productivity of our IT staff by automating the planning and deployment process which will maximize our uptime and performance and ultimately deliver cost savings." Many customers are migrating to Linux on the eServer mainframe as the platform of choice for server consolidation projects. These server consolidation projects often result in the need for hundreds of Linux servers to support the migrated applications. "More and more of IBM's customers are consolidating entire server farms onto IBM eServer mainframes running Linux," said Dan Colby, general manager, IBM eServer zSeries. "BMC Software's Deployment Manager for Linux can help these customers realize the full potential of their Linux on the eServer mainframe investment while reducing costs and increasing performance." Deployment Manager for Linux enables administrators to transparently deploy, maintain and upgrade software for thousands of heterogeneous Linux nodes, images and applications from a single console according to preset rules. For example, Deployment Manager for Linux automatically deploys the latest security updates through a single console, simplifying remote deployment and securing companies' mission-critical Linux environments. Deployment Manager for Linux delivers an additional level of confidence by offering software and hardware certification, distribution, deployment and policy management services. It ensures maximum uptime and performance by enabling customers to deploy software combinations that have been pre-tested for interoperability, scalability and performance in extensive automated certification laboratories. Deployment Manager for Linux and PATROL(R) for Linux Enterprise Server recently were selected as finalists in the LinuxWorld Open Source Product Excellence Awards. "It can be difficult to implement changes to a large enterprise with numerous Linux images without disrupting systems that are already in place," said Lori Allen, vice president, Linux Solutions, BMC Software. "Deployment Manager for Linux improves efficiency and productivity by automating the planning and deployment process while reducing the previously high cost of Linux configuration management. Additionally, with our certification lab, customers can be assured that our solutions will enhance the manageability of their mission-critical Linux environment." Pricing and Availability Deployment Manager for Linux is available now. Pricing for Deployment Manager for Linux varies depending on the platform. Distributed pricing for Intel-based servers starts at $640 per server while mainframe-based pricing starts at $91,000 per IFL engine. Linux Solution Update In January, BMC Software announced a number of Linux solutions with upcoming availability. Now generally available, PATROL(R) Internet Server Manager, PATROL for BEA WebLogic, Enterprise Management for Linux, CONTROL- M(R) for Linux for zSeries, PATROL Perform and PATROL Predict for Linux (for Intel) enable customers to manage the entire Linux lifecycle. PATROL for WebSphere Application Server is expected to be available later this fall. About BMC Software BMC Software, Inc. is a leader in enterprise management. The company focuses on Assuring Business Availability(R) for its customers by helping them proactively improve service, reduce costs and increase value to their business. BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications and databases. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and is a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion. Visit www.bmc.com to learn more. 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