HOUSTON - (Sept. 20, 2005) - BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE: BMC], a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, today announced the availability of the BMC® Performance Manager Developers Kit (SDK), the newest deliverable of its next-generation systems management solution. The SDK enables third-party developers, partners, and customers to build complementary solutions that further the worldwide adoption of BMC Performance Manager, the next generation of PATROL®. Seamless Technologies and Sentry Software are among the first BMC Software third-party developers to leverage the SDK. The company also announced that its Global Technology Partners BEA Systems, Siebel Systems, Inc., and VMware have endorsed BMC Performance Manager as an innovative end-to-end systems management solution that helps customers gain greater value from their infrastructure and application investments.
Introduced in May 2005 with the release of BMC Performance Manager Portal, BMC Performance Manager is the foundation of Business Service Management (BSM). BSM allows organizations to lower costs and mitigate risk by managing IT operations and components based on business priorities.
The SDK will fulfill customer demand for BMC Performance Manager by expanding the ecosystem of third parties delivering customized solutions. It allows customers to easily and quickly expand the out-of-the box capabilities provided by BMC Performance Manager to meet their unique business requirements. The SDK includes an easy-to-use wizard-based interface leveraging industry standard protocols. By utilizing this Web-based wizard, customers can easily extend their BMC Performance Manager implementation to manage custom applications without having to write code, a time-consuming process, thereby allowing them to invest resources in more strategic initiatives. The SDK also includes a robust, open development platform that will reduce development time and costs, enabling developers to deliver complementary products to BMC Performance Manager quickly and easily.
“The BMC Performance Manager roadmap has been very well received and the delivery of the SDK reinforces our commitment to simplifying systems management for our customers and partners,” said Mary Smars, vice president and general manager of BMC Software’s Distributed Systems Management Business Unit. “We created the SDK to help our partners gain and maintain a competitive advantage by delivering Business Service Management solutions for customers. The SDK allows our partners to expand their business with current PATROL users while growing market share with new BMC Performance Manager users.”
The BMC Performance Manager Developers Kit as well as the BMC Performance Manager solution were developed using the Agile software development methodology, a best practices methodology that strengthens BMC’s ability to bring products to market faster and dynamically respond to changing customer requirements. BMC Performance Manager and its complementary SDK are two proof points in how BMC Software has leveraged the methodology to simplify and improve collaboration between distributed development teams and increase software development productivity.
Developer Partners and Solution Providers Support BMC Performance Manager
BMC Software’s MarketZone, a complementary third-party products program, has several companies utilizing the BMC Performance Manager SDK, including Seamless Technologies and Sentry Software. These companies cite significant revenue opportunities as a key driver for their support of BMC Performance Manager.
Kevin Johnson, president, Seamless Technologies, a BMC MarketZone and BMC BSM certified partner said, “Teaming with BMC Software, we are focused on effectively aligning IT strategies with business objectives to better manage and control today’s mission-critical business infrastructure. As a BMC Software BSM Certified Partner, we remain at the forefront of delivering integrated solutions for the enterprise. We look forward to implementing the new SDK to provide our customers with products that will easily integrate with other BSM solutions, thus increasing their time-to-value and decreasing the overall burden of ongoing maintenance.”
“Utilizing the new SDK, we can deliver solutions that greatly simplify the management of large, complex computing environments,” said Bertrand Martin, CEO, Sentry Software, a BMC technology partner. “Combining the robustness of agent-based PATROL classic with the ease of use and simplicity of agentless PATROL Express, BMC Performance Manager and its SDK will significantly reduce the total cost of systems management for our customers. Providing customers with flexible solutions that grow and change with their business needs is one of our key goals and working with BMC Software and the new SDK we will be able to meet this critical requirement.”
BEA Systems, Siebel Systems, Inc., and VMware Support BMC Performance Manager
BMC Software’s Global Technology Partners also are supporting the release of BMC Performance Manager and its accompanying SDK. BEA Systems, Siebel Systems, Inc. and VMware are among the world’s largest technology suppliers partnering with BMC to bring best practices and integrated management strategies to their customers and are working with BMC Software to support the new BMC Performance Manager solution and architecture.
“BMC Performance Manager for BEA WebLogic Server is designed to provide the necessary capabilities to ensure high-performance of the world’s leading J2EE application server -- BEA WebLogic Server,” said Peter Cooper, executive vice president, Engineering, BEA Systems, Inc. “As members of BMC Software’s Technology Alliance Program, BMC Software and BEA are committed to the early exchange of product futures, roadmap information, and new product releases as well as cross-training and education within our customer-facing organizations. An example of this cooperation is the fact that BMC Performance Manager for BEA WebLogic is one of the first partner solutions certified for BEA WebLogic Server 9.0.”
"The release of the Performance Manager SDK allows Siebel customers to more rapidly integrate BMC solutions into their environments, resulting in improved performance management," said Butch Winters, vice president and general manager of Global Alliances at Siebel Systems, Inc. "Siebel and BMC partner together to enhance our customer's overall experience and to design costs out of the operating environment. The SDK is an effective gateway for Siebel customers to leverage BMC's BSM solutions."
"VMware is pleased to support the availability of the BMC Performance Manager SDK," said Brian Byun, vice president of Strategic Alliances at VMware. "We expect BMC Performance Manager to provide our mutual customers with enhanced systems management. VMware recognizes one of PATROL’s success factors was its ease of integration and expects the BMC Performance Manager SDK to speed delivery of new management solutions. VMware is committed to enabling integration and open support of leading systems management solutions. VMware worked closely with BMC as an early adopter of the VMware VirtualCenter SDK. We look forward to working with BMC Software as it delivers additional capabilities to manage the VMware virtual infrastructure."
About BMC Performance Manager
BMC Performance Manager is the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). BMC Performance Manager utilizes a policy-based deployment mechanism that automatically employs the appropriate level of management technology based on a user’s goals. The inherent intelligence removes the requirement for an IT manager to decide which management technology to deploy, agent-based or agent-less, allowing the manager to shift his or her focus to the desired outcome instead, a basic tenet of BSM.
About BMC Software
BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE:BMC], is a leading provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage their IT infrastructure from a business perspective. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and fiscal 2005 revenues of more than $1.46 billion. For more information about BMC Software, visit www.bmc.com.
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