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BMC Software and NetApp Deliver Integrated Service and Storage Solutions for the Cloud

Unified management of all cloud resources eliminates IT silos and enables better control, bigger savings and reduced risk

HOUSTON and SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 8, 2009 – Cloud computing has rapidly become a popular choice for enterprise organizations seeking a cost-effective and flexible solution to their unique, and often complex, IT requirements.

To provide cloud environments with a high level of management and security safeguards, BMC Software (NYSE: BMC) and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced a new strategic partnership that delivers server, network and storage provisioning and management for cloud environments.

This new strategic partnership gives mutual BMC and NetApp customers the benefit of a fully automated end-to-end cloud infrastructure beginning with the initial service request to provisioning, deployment, management and decommissioning. Automating these processes enables customers to save time and money, reduces compliance risk and helps IT organizations stay focused on meeting the needs of the business.

“Automating the provisioning and management across our entire virtualized environment helps us ensure that we consistently meet service levels. This end-to-end control will be even more important as we scale our cloud environment,” said Lew Moorman, Lew Moorman, president Cloud and chief strategy officer at Rackspace Hosting. ”Integrating NetApp’s storage solutions and BMC’s Business Service Management (BSM) platform can enable users to reduce the time required to deliver cloud services.”

The benefits of cloud computing – improved business agility, the convenience of self-service and reduced equipment costs – are well documented, but they can only be reached with a comprehensive management strategy that reduces risk and drives compliance. BMC and NetApp® integrated solutions, which include BMC Service Request Management, BMC Configuration Automation for Networks, BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management, BMC Atrium Orchestrator, along with NetApp Provisioning Manager and NetApp SANscreen® will help customers recognize these benefits.

"We see cloud computing as a natural evolution of the datacenter, so it’s important that customers are able to move to that environment at their own pace,” said Kia Behnia, chief technology officer at BMC Software. "Our alliance with NetApp, coupled with our close collaboration with mutual customers to understand their business priorities, has delivered an integrated, fully automated offering that simplifies the transition from virtual to cloud environment."

“NetApp for several years has worked closely with leading technology vendors like BMC to provide joint customers with the solutions and infrastructure they need to enable the cloud,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. “Our unique unified storage architecture is an ideal complement to BMC’s BSM platform. Our relationship with BMC is an important step toward helping our customers recognize the reduced costs and increased flexibility associated with cloud computing.”

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