BMC backs DevOps with VaraLogix buy

BMC plans to release an integrated DevOps package in the near future

Hoping to better serve organizations practicing the emerging art of DevOps, BMC Software has acquired application release automation provider VaraLogix.

VaraLogix's software provides the ability to package a multitier Java and .Net Web application so it can be automatically deployed in operational environments, along with needed databases, application servers and other required software. It recognizes common operating environments upon which applications run, including Web servers such as Apache and Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server), databases such as Oracle's and IBM DB2, and application servers such as JBoss, and WebSphere.

DevOps is the emerging practice of having an organization's development and operations teams work more closely together so they can develop software more quickly and with fewer bugs. The practice is especially favored by providers of Internet services, such as Etsy, which must continually develop and release new features to their services in order to stay competitive.

VaraLogix' flagship software, VaraLogix Q, will join a number of other DevOps-friendly software programs that BMC has already acquired. In 2010, BMC purchased Phurnace, which offered software for managing enterprise Java applications. And in October 2011, BMC purchased StreamStep, which provided a way to coordinate complex release schedules through a central Web console.

BMC is planning on incorporating the VaraLogix software into a new, as-of-yet, unnamed lifecycle management software product. "We believe this new product that will be a comprehensive solution for all the problems," DevOps teams face, said Jody Hunt, BMC's lead solutions marketing manager for DevOps. He noted that BMC now has software for process management, deployment automation and configuration management.

VaraLogix' software has been used by Apple, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Oracle and Wells Fargo, among others. It has also established partnerships with IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and Oracle. Prior to starting VaraLogix, the VaraLogix' management team -- including CEO Tim Wall and chief technology officer Robin Fuller -- started build management software provider Build Forge, which IBM purchased in 2006.

Hunt declined to comment on whether BMC would retain VaraLogix staff and management teams. "We're not going into that level of detail. We're focusing on the technology stack," Hunt said.

The acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, has been completed.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joab Jackson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?