BMC extends Linux offerings

Hot on the heels of IBM’s local Linux specific server roll out, BMC Software has expanded its own open source offerings.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  February 7, 2002

Hot on the heels of IBM’s local Linux specific server roll out, BMC Software has expanded its own open source offerings to help penguin pushers throughout the region manage, plan and configure their systems.

Through the enterprise management solution users will be able to manage Linux application components on Intel and IBM eServer zSeries platforms from a single console, thus gaining “optimal performance and availability of their environment.”

The company’s open source guru, Calvin Guidry, explains that as companies are looking to drive IT infrastructure costs down and increase the productivity of their environments Linux paired with BMC is an attractive option.

“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,” says the vice president and general manager.

Included in the product expansion are PATROL and Deployment Manager for Linux – the result of a recent joint venture with Aduva. Hurwitz Group analyst, Richard Ptak is a fan of BMC’s support for Linux: "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," he says.

Joann Duguid, director of Linux zSeries marketing at IBM has similar feelings, claiming that "BMC Software's breadth of management solutions exemplifies their commitment to the Linux operating system and supports IBM's Linux strategy.

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