BMC Software Acquires MQSoftware
HOUSTON, August 10, 2009 – BMC Software (NYSE: BMC) today announced it has acquired privately held MQSoftware, a leader in the middleware management and enterprise application transaction management markets.
The acquisition expands BMC’s leading Business Service Management platform, which already provides customers comprehensive views of their mainframe and distributed systems, to include their entire middleware infrastructure and high-value business transactions it supports.
Companies rely on middleware for the crucial role of communicating between mainframe and distributed environments, but IT departments traditionally monitor, diagnose and address middleware and business transaction issues in silos. Viewing the environments without the context of the enterprise as a whole leads to increased costs, wasted skills and lost time. BMC’s cross-enterprise solution provides that critical context, leading to fewer service disruptions and quicker resolutions when problems do occur.
Middleware is the cornerstone for integrating disparate systems across the enterprise to deliver business services. A recent BMC survey showed that 92 percent of large IT shops use WebSphere MQ middleware to help deliver the business services while 66 percent of IT shops in general reported using WebSphere MQ as a crucial part of their IT infrastructure.
Because MQSoftware is a BMC Technology and MarketZone partner, BMC has a strong understanding of the MQSoftware portfolio and has already integrated MQSoftware’s transaction monitoring product into BMC’s mainframe transaction solution. This acquisition will provide customers with a scalable, proven and complete WebSphere MQ monitoring solution, while further strengthening BMC’s market leadership.
BMC now offers the industry’s only unified solution for monitoring messaging middleware and associated business transactions across the enterprise — with the depth and breadth of coverage that IT requires to deliver improved service at a lower cost — from a single console and a single vendor. With the acquisition of MQSoftware, BMC provides customers a strong return on investment by helping them:
“The MQSoftware acquisition further strengthens BMC’s cross-enterprise solution set and underscores our commitment to deliver a unified Business Service Management offering that allows customers to reduce complexity and cost,” said Bill Miller, president of BMC’s Mainframe Service Management business unit. “It’s clear that removing the silos around messaging middleware and transaction monitoring will lead to significant savings for our customers.”
To read Gartner’s First Take evaluation of BMC’s acquisition of MQSoftware, "MQSoftware Buy Helps BMC Application Management Capabilities," August 10, 2009, by Milind Govekar, please visit Gartner First Take.
For more information on BMC Software’s middleware and transaction management solutions, go to Middleware Management and Transaction Management.
About MQSoftware, Inc.
For more than 1000 customers worldwide in banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, and government, MQSoftware delivers high-quality, affordable consulting services, technical training, and middleware management and monitoring solutions. Partnering with leading technology providers, value-added resellers, and systems integrators, MQSoftware provides real-time, end-to-end visibility into business transaction flows, creating increased operational effectiveness, assuring regulatory compliance, business application performance and availability monitoring and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions.
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