The purchase will help BMC to improve its Business Service Management platform, and assist companies in streamlining datacentre consolidation and compliance, the firm said.
"Given the nature of today's highly complex and rapidly evolving computing environments, having deep visibility and clear understanding of the critical business services, and their associated relationships to specific IT resources, is fundamental to improving service quality, minimising risk and reducing IT costs," said Dev Ittycheria, president of enterprise service management at BMC.
"With the acquisition of Tideway, BMC adds the industry's leading application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities to manage and maintain complex datacentre environments, including distributed, virtual and mainframe IT platforms, and further extends its leadership in business service management."
BMC said that adding Tideway's tools to its roster would provide customers with the industry's largest open library of predefined configuration patterns. This will offer automatic access to a map of their systems and application dependencies in the datacentre.
These abilities are critical for companies looking to move applications and services to a cloud platform, according to BMC.
The transaction is expected to close within the week.
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