BMC Software has acquired Phurnace Software, which develops automation software to manage cloud services.
BMC said it would sell and support Phurnace products as BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation. The product is designed to automate the application deployment process to streamline implementations.
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"Only through automation can customers drastically reduce the time it takes to deploy applications to a production environment while dramatically reducing the risks and costs of the deployment process," said Dev Ittycheria, president, enterprise service management at BMC.
Phurnace provides BMC with tools to model and deploy Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications for WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss and WebSphere Portal.
It offers application server synchronisation, which BMC said can help users troubleshoot problems quickly.
BMC said Phurnace also enables users to preview and validate changes prior to deployment.