Software firm BMC has announced the acquisition of GridApp, a database automation and provisioning software developer.
BMC said that the deal will add database automation to its existing roster of application, server, network and client configuration management tools to provide what it claims is an all-encompassing business service management platform.
"BMC has continued to aggressively advance its mission of simplifying and automating IT, enabling it to respond adeptly to the needs and priorities of the business," said Scott Fulton, BMC's vice president and general manager for service automation.
"The acquisition of GridApp adds substantive automation capabilities to our portfolio, and strengthens our Business Service Management platform, creating the most efficient, consistent and comprehensive path to IT value in the industry today."
The GridApp software will also be added to BMC's Cloud Lifecycle Management solution, meaning that hosted and virtual systems will fall under its administrative remit.
BMC claimed that the tools will help enterprises tackle some of the most complicated areas of their applications while removing the skills challenges, and will improve flexibility and productivity.
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