BMC Software Extends Enterprise Management Offerings to Include Linux Planning and Deployment

Linux Customers Able to Lower Costs and Achieve Faster ROI With Enterprise

Management Solutions for Linux on Intel and IBM eServer zSeries



Jan 30, 2002, 00:00 ET from BMC Software, Inc.

    HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE:   BMC),
 a leading provider of enterprise management, today announced the expansion of
 its Linux management initiative with new offerings that enable customers to
 manage the entire Linux lifecycle.  With today's announcement, BMC Software
 will now provide Linux customers with solutions to address their performance
 management and planning, provisioning and configuration management,
 infrastructure management and service management needs for Linux.
 Furthermore, customers now have the ability to manage Linux application
 components on Intel and IBM eServer zSeries platforms from a single console.
 This complete platform support provides Linux users with optimal performance
 and availability of their environment while enabling customers to migrate to
 Linux with minimal business impact, resulting in a faster return on their
 investment.
     "Companies are looking to drive IT infrastructure costs down and increase
 the productivity of their environments.  Linux is a cost-effective environment
 and when paired with BMC Software's enterprise management solutions, it can be
 managed effectively in complex IT environments," said Calvin Guidry, vice
 president and general manager, responsible for Linux Initiatives, BMC
 Software.  "Through BMC Software's Linux solutions, customers can now manage
 the entire Linux lifecycle, enabling a quicker ROI on their environment while
 being assured their performance and availability requirements for mission-
 critical applications are met."
 
     Performance Management and Planning Support
     Included in today's announcement is the extension of BMC Software's
 Performance Assurance(R) solutions to assist customers with understanding the
 system resource requirements for their Linux deployments.  The products that
 support the performance management and planning phase include PATROL(R)
 Perform and PATROL Predict.  These products enable a customer to reliably
 invest in the right computer resources at the right time, proactively managing
 performance.  In addition, PATROL Performance Assurance allows users to
 effectively consolidate Web servers to optimize current assets and quickly
 reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
 
     Provisioning and Configuration Management Support
     Building on its recent joint development initiative with Aduva(1), BMC
 Software today introduced Deployment Manager for Linux.  This management
 solution allows BMC Software to leverage Aduva's leading technology to extend
 its provisioning and configuration management offerings for Linux on the
 zSeries platform.  Deployment Manager for Linux facilitates transparent remote
 deployment and management of thousands of dissimilar Linux systems from a
 central location.  Through the automation of many administrative tasks
 relating to the deployment and provisioning of Linux servers, Deployment
 Manager for Linux is able to reduce the cost of managing Linux images, even in
 high-density environments.
 
     Infrastructure Management Support
     BMC Software's Server Management for Linux solution combines PATROL and
 MAINVIEW(R) management solutions in order to provide customers the ability to
 manage their Linux servers from the perspective of their operations staff --
 distributed- or mainframe-based.  Linux Server Management automatically
 monitors and manages the Linux operating system and related resources, saving
 time, reducing costs and maximizing performance.  This simplifies the
 management process by allowing IT administrators to monitor Linux servers from
 a single console, delivering identification and problem correction before they
 impact the business -- ultimately adding value to the company's bottom-line.
 Through a holistic view provided by MAINVIEW, administrators see an aggregate
 view of how all Linux systems are running, and then can drill-down to a
 specific Linux system for detailed analysis.  This enables BMC Software
 customers to proactively plan for potential system outages, giving users
 complete control of the enterprise server.  The MAINVIEW component of Server
 Management for Linux is available now and the PATROL component will be
 available for zSeries in March.
     In addition, BMC Software also announced that its Business Integrated
 Scheduling solution, CONTROL-M(R), is now available for Linux on zSeries.
 CONTROL-M for Linux for zSeries provides the advanced infrastructure and
 technologies required to successfully meet critical business requirements.
 CONTROL-M integrates the batch processes running on Linux as well as on
 diverse systems into a unified, manageable business process, thus ensuring
 smooth operations for the end-user.  Moreover, the CONTROL-M solution offers a
 focal point of management for the entire business flow including Linux.  This
 comprehensive solution allows customers that run business-critical
 applications on Linux to exploit CONTROL-M's strengths, including extensive
 and sophisticated scheduling capabilities, a unified business process view,
 and automatic failover.
 
     Service Management Support
     As any executive or IT administrator knows, down systems result in lost
 customers and lost revenue.  Through BMC Software's Linux service management
 solutions, customers can manage their architecture from an application
 perspective, provide an end-to-end perspective of the environment and
 consolidate management information to a central console.  These solutions
 offer customers the ability to keep ecommerce applications up and operating
 seamlessly with minimal downtime.
     BMC Software service management support solutions for zSeries Linux
 introduced today and scheduled to be available the first half of 2002 include:
     -- PATROL Internet Server Manager -- offers a comprehensive management
        solution for Web servers and other Internet servers such as DNS, FTP,
        and SMTP, by assuring service availability, monitoring server
        performance, and validating content.
     -- PATROL for WebSphere Application Server -- monitors the health and
        availability of production Web applications that are deployed on the
        WebSphere Application Server infrastructure.
     -- PATROL for BEA WebLogic -- monitors server-side operations, performance
        and availability of production Web applications for optimal performance
        and provides developers with the ability to monitor the state of
        services as they build, test and deploy new WLS business components.
 
     What Others Are Saying
     "BMC Software's breadth of management solutions exemplifies their
 commitment to the Linux operating system and supports IBM's Linux strategy,"
 said Joann Duguid, Director of Linux zSeries Marketing, IBM.  "Our
 collaboration with BMC Software will result in providing customers management
 capabilities on Linux for zSeries which will enhance their Linux
 e-infrastructure and help them achieve a rapid ROI."
     "BMC Software's move to provide enhanced management functionality for
 Linux in both distributed and mainframe environments convincingly demonstrates
 their market vision and commitment to customer success," said Richard L. Ptak,
 analyst, Hurwitz Group, Inc.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     For pricing and availability, please contact BMC Software's sales
 department at 1-800-793-4262.
 
     About BMC Software
     BMC Software, Inc., is the leading provider of enterprise management
 solutions.  Through its Assuring Business Availability(R) approach, BMC
 Software delivers control over infrastructure management costs, control of
 market advantage and differentiation via service management, and growth of
 business value with solutions for business optimization.  BMC Software is a
 member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2001 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion
 and offices worldwide.  For more information, please visit the BMC Software
 Web site at http//www.bmc.com .
 
     BMC Software, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product
 or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc.
 All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective
 companies.
 
     (1) For additional information on BMC Software's relationship with Aduva,
         please visit www.bmc.com/corporate/nr2002/010902_1.html
 
      Public Relations Contacts:
      Eric Krueger                Julie Redard
      BMC Software                Porter Novelli Convergence Group
      713-918-2153                617-450-4300 x234
      eric_krueger@bmc.com        julie.redard@pnicg.com
 
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SOURCE BMC Software, Inc.
    HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE:   BMC),
 a leading provider of enterprise management, today announced the expansion of
 its Linux management initiative with new offerings that enable customers to
 manage the entire Linux lifecycle.  With today's announcement, BMC Software
 will now provide Linux customers with solutions to address their performance
 management and planning, provisioning and configuration management,
 infrastructure management and service management needs for Linux.
 Furthermore, customers now have the ability to manage Linux application
 components on Intel and IBM eServer zSeries platforms from a single console.
 This complete platform support provides Linux users with optimal performance
 and availability of their environment while enabling customers to migrate to
 Linux with minimal business impact, resulting in a faster return on their
 investment.
     "Companies are looking to drive IT infrastructure costs down and increase
 the productivity of their environments.  Linux is a cost-effective environment
 and when paired with BMC Software's enterprise management solutions, it can be
 managed effectively in complex IT environments," said Calvin Guidry, vice
 president and general manager, responsible for Linux Initiatives, BMC
 Software.  "Through BMC Software's Linux solutions, customers can now manage
 the entire Linux lifecycle, enabling a quicker ROI on their environment while
 being assured their performance and availability requirements for mission-
 critical applications are met."
 
     Performance Management and Planning Support
     Included in today's announcement is the extension of BMC Software's
 Performance Assurance(R) solutions to assist customers with understanding the
 system resource requirements for their Linux deployments.  The products that
 support the performance management and planning phase include PATROL(R)
 Perform and PATROL Predict.  These products enable a customer to reliably
 invest in the right computer resources at the right time, proactively managing
 performance.  In addition, PATROL Performance Assurance allows users to
 effectively consolidate Web servers to optimize current assets and quickly
 reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
 
     Provisioning and Configuration Management Support
     Building on its recent joint development initiative with Aduva(1), BMC
 Software today introduced Deployment Manager for Linux.  This management
 solution allows BMC Software to leverage Aduva's leading technology to extend
 its provisioning and configuration management offerings for Linux on the
 zSeries platform.  Deployment Manager for Linux facilitates transparent remote
 deployment and management of thousands of dissimilar Linux systems from a
 central location.  Through the automation of many administrative tasks
 relating to the deployment and provisioning of Linux servers, Deployment
 Manager for Linux is able to reduce the cost of managing Linux images, even in
 high-density environments.
 
     Infrastructure Management Support
     BMC Software's Server Management for Linux solution combines PATROL and
 MAINVIEW(R) management solutions in order to provide customers the ability to
 manage their Linux servers from the perspective of their operations staff --
 distributed- or mainframe-based.  Linux Server Management automatically
 monitors and manages the Linux operating system and related resources, saving
 time, reducing costs and maximizing performance.  This simplifies the
 management process by allowing IT administrators to monitor Linux servers from
 a single console, delivering identification and problem correction before they
 impact the business -- ultimately adding value to the company's bottom-line.
 Through a holistic view provided by MAINVIEW, administrators see an aggregate
 view of how all Linux systems are running, and then can drill-down to a
 specific Linux system for detailed analysis.  This enables BMC Software
 customers to proactively plan for potential system outages, giving users
 complete control of the enterprise server.  The MAINVIEW component of Server
 Management for Linux is available now and the PATROL component will be
 available for zSeries in March.
     In addition, BMC Software also announced that its Business Integrated
 Scheduling solution, CONTROL-M(R), is now available for Linux on zSeries.
 CONTROL-M for Linux for zSeries provides the advanced infrastructure and
 technologies required to successfully meet critical business requirements.
 CONTROL-M integrates the batch processes running on Linux as well as on
 diverse systems into a unified, manageable business process, thus ensuring
 smooth operations for the end-user.  Moreover, the CONTROL-M solution offers a
 focal point of management for the entire business flow including Linux.  This
 comprehensive solution allows customers that run business-critical
 applications on Linux to exploit CONTROL-M's strengths, including extensive
 and sophisticated scheduling capabilities, a unified business process view,
 and automatic failover.
 
     Service Management Support
     As any executive or IT administrator knows, down systems result in lost
 customers and lost revenue.  Through BMC Software's Linux service management
 solutions, customers can manage their architecture from an application
 perspective, provide an end-to-end perspective of the environment and
 consolidate management information to a central console.  These solutions
 offer customers the ability to keep ecommerce applications up and operating
 seamlessly with minimal downtime.
     BMC Software service management support solutions for zSeries Linux
 introduced today and scheduled to be available the first half of 2002 include:
     -- PATROL Internet Server Manager -- offers a comprehensive management
        solution for Web servers and other Internet servers such as DNS, FTP,
        and SMTP, by assuring service availability, monitoring server
        performance, and validating content.
     -- PATROL for WebSphere Application Server -- monitors the health and
        availability of production Web applications that are deployed on the
        WebSphere Application Server infrastructure.
     -- PATROL for BEA WebLogic -- monitors server-side operations, performance
        and availability of production Web applications for optimal performance
        and provides developers with the ability to monitor the state of
        services as they build, test and deploy new WLS business components.
 
     What Others Are Saying
     "BMC Software's breadth of management solutions exemplifies their
 commitment to the Linux operating system and supports IBM's Linux strategy,"
 said Joann Duguid, Director of Linux zSeries Marketing, IBM.  "Our
 collaboration with BMC Software will result in providing customers management
 capabilities on Linux for zSeries which will enhance their Linux
 e-infrastructure and help them achieve a rapid ROI."
     "BMC Software's move to provide enhanced management functionality for
 Linux in both distributed and mainframe environments convincingly demonstrates
 their market vision and commitment to customer success," said Richard L. Ptak,
 analyst, Hurwitz Group, Inc.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     For pricing and availability, please contact BMC Software's sales
 department at 1-800-793-4262.
 
     About BMC Software
     BMC Software, Inc., is the leading provider of enterprise management
 solutions.  Through its Assuring Business Availability(R) approach, BMC
 Software delivers control over infrastructure management costs, control of
 market advantage and differentiation via service management, and growth of
 business value with solutions for business optimization.  BMC Software is a
 member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2001 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion
 and offices worldwide.  For more information, please visit the BMC Software
 Web site at http//www.bmc.com .
 
     BMC Software, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product
 or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc.
 All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective
 companies.
 
     (1) For additional information on BMC Software's relationship with Aduva,
         please visit www.bmc.com/corporate/nr2002/010902_1.html
 
      Public Relations Contacts:
      Eric Krueger                Julie Redard
      BMC Software                Porter Novelli Convergence Group
      713-918-2153                617-450-4300 x234
      eric_krueger@bmc.com        julie.redard@pnicg.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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