Symantec has acquired Relicore as part of its continued attempt to offer IT directors tools and technology for datacentre management.
Relicore Clarity is a configuration management product designed to automatically discover, map and track changes to application and server components in real time.
The acquisition of Relicore is a key step in Symantec's strategy to offer users standardised, simplified datacentre management. The transaction is expected to close this month.
Relicore Clarity provides a way for IT managers to find applications running on managed servers, tracks key configuration information, maps the dependencies of those servers and applications, and keeps all of that information up to date on a real-time basis.
This allows IT staff to replace the time-consuming and error-prone process of manually collecting and maintaining asset inventories, and accelerates troubleshooting efforts by helping IT managers identify when a particular change to the server or application environment has created a problem, said Symantec.
Relicore Clarity competes against enterprise datacentre products from companies such as IBM and Mercury Interactive.
Once the acquisition is completed, Relicore Clarity will be available as a standalone offering from Symantec's direct sales-force and channel partners from April.