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May 04, 2015 7:28 PM ET


Company Overview of BMC Software, Inc.

Company Overview

BMC Software, Inc. develops software that provides system and service management solutions for enterprises in the United States and internationally. It operates in two business units, Enterprise Service Management (ESM) and Mainframe Service Management (MSM). The ESM business unit offers solution suites for availability and performance management, event management, service impact management, and capacity optimization; for provisioning, configuration change, and compliance automation for servers, networks, applications, and databases; for service desk, incident management, service request management, problem management, asset management, service level management, change and release management...

2101 CityWest Boulevard

Houston, TX 77042

United States

Founded in 1980

6,700 Employees





Key Executives for BMC Software, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 54
Chief Financial officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 53
President of Zsolutions and Select Technologies
Age: 62
President of Workload Automation
President of Performance & Availability and Cloud Management/Data Center Automation
Age: 44
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BMC Software, Inc. Key Developments

BMC Introduces New Capabilities to its Mainframe Management Suite

BMC introduced new capabilities to its mainframe management suite aimed at helping CIOs and IT executives significantly reduce IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) software costs. BMC Cost Analyzer now delivers a powerful combination of analytics and actionable intelligence that help business leaders gain visibility into hidden charges. BMC Cost Analyzer is designed to help IT leaders better manage their mainframe budget and reduce MLC costs by up to 20% through workload placement. The surging growth of mobile, Internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics is increasing mainframe workloads. In turn, this heightened activity is driving up the charges for key mainframe enabling software. Often, the cost of MLC software can represent 30% or more of the total mainframe budget â “ more than the cost of the hardware, and often more than the cost of the mainframe IT staff. The complexity of the MLC cost mechanisms, combined with the IT agility needed to support the digital enterprise, make it difficult for IT to proactively manage the MLC budget. Unplanned peaks in demand can drive up MLC costs, and lead to unexpected and undetected MLC budget overruns. For institutions in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation and public sectors that rely on mainframes for everything from ATM transactions to application management, it should come as no surprise that containing mainframe cost is a major impediment for CIOs.

BMC and Qualys Announces the First Solution to Tie Vulnerability Information

BMC and Qualys announced the first solution to tie vulnerability information to automated remediation actions. This dramatically reduces the window of vulnerability while simultaneously improving IT operational performance. While data breaches can be catastrophic, most are preventable, as 80% of exploits utilize vulnerabilities with known fixes. One of the causes of successful attacks is the misalignment of objectives between the security team, responsible for identifying vulnerabilities, and the IT operations team, responsible for implementing the changes to the systems. This misalignment is the SecOps gap. The joint solution, Intelligent Compliance, addresses the gap through a combination of security and compliance audit data from Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM) with the associated action from BMC BladeLogic Server Automation to remediate the vulnerability. Specifically, it helps: Reduce the Window of Exposure to Vulnerabilities accelerate remediation of vulnerabilities through automation. Avoid Downtime make remediation actions predictable and safe, minimizing both planned and unplanned outages. Increase Speed and Frequency of Audits run automated audits as frequently as needed, or even on-demand, without impacting other operational activities Stay Compliant with Industry Regulations take advantage of pre-built audit and remediation content for common policies and lower the Cost of Audit and Remediation automate actions that were previously manual. The integration between BladeLogic and Qualys is available now.

BMC Software and Compuware Partner to Help Customers Dramatically Improve IBM(R) z Systems(R) Economics

Compuware Corporation and BMC Software, Inc. are partnering to dramatically improve the economics of IBM® z Systems ownership. By doing so, the two companies are empowering customers to significantly reduce mainframe opex—even as they more aggressively leverage their high-value mainframe applications, data and processing capacity to meet the challenges of the digital economy. Mainframe workloads are growing significantly as web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications drive increasing transaction volumes. Capabilities offered on the newly-debuted IBM z13 are also likely to attract new workloads—including high-performance analytics, Java and Linux®. This workload growth is precipitously driving up the Monthly License Charge (MLC) for IBM mainframe software, which for sub-capacity environments is generally impacted by the high rolling four-hour average (R4HA) of mainframe utilization for all applications on each LPAR—measured in MSUs. Therefore IT can most effectively reduce its sizable IBM z Systems software costs by both tuning each application to minimize its individual consumption of mainframe resources and orchestrating application workloads to minimize the LPAR utilization peaks they generate collectively at any given time. BMC and Compuware are uniquely enabling customers to achieve these outcomes by integrating three complementary solutions: BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise is a financially intelligent workload management solution that enables customers to identify MLC cost drivers and take appropriate measures to reduce those costs—such as moving workloads to non-peak periods, running IBM subsystems on fewer LPARs, and capping LPAR utilization. BMC MainView provides real-time identification of application performance issues, enabling customers to quickly eliminate wasteful MSU consumption. Compuware Strobe delivers deep, granular and highly actionable insight into the behavior of application code in the IBM z Systems environment, allowing mainframe owners to quickly pinpoint inefficient sub-routines that can cause MSU consumption to be 20x or more greater than necessary. One integration allows BMC Cost Analyzer to call Compuware Strobe for a detailed analysis of the specific application component for peak MLC periods, enabling customers to proactively tune applications that have the great impact on their monthly software licensing costs. A second integration with BMC MainView allows customers to either automatically or manually invoke Strobe performance analysis—empowering mainframe staffs to more quickly, efficiently and consistently perform cost-saving tuning tasks.

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