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BMC Software Completes Acquisition of Tideway.

HOUSTON -- BMC Software BMC Software, Inc. NYSE: BMC, is an American enterprise management software provider, focusing on IT infrastructure applications. BMC was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. , Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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:BMC (BMC Software, Inc., Houston, TX, www.bmc.com) A leading supplier of software that supports and improves the availability, performance, and recovery of applications in complex computing environments. ) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Tideway tide·way  
n.
A channel in which a tidal current runs.

Noun 1. tideway - a channel in which a tidal current runs
 Systems Limited (Tideway), a leading provider of IT discovery solutions.

Effective immediately BMC customers will be able to leverage the combined Tideway Foundation and BMC Atrium solutions to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships and dependencies of their physical assets and applications to their business services. This solution provides new levels of IT visibility to help organizations minimize the risks associated with business-critical initiatives such as data center consolidation, virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.

Hardware Virtualization
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer.
 and compliance.

These benefits are enabled by the industry's largest open library of predefined IT configuration discovery patterns, the most advanced application dependency mapping and service modeling capabilities available and deep integration with BMC's Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB CMDB Configuration Management Data Base
CMDB Composite Modified Double Base (Propellant)
CMDB Control and Monitor Display Builder
CMDB Call Management Database
).

Business runs on IT. IT runs on BMC Software.

The most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across both distributed and mainframe environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC's comprehensive approach and unified platform help IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2009, BMC revenue was approximately $1.88 billion. Visit BMC.com for more information.

BMC, BMC Software, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software Inc., are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. [c] Copyright 2009 BMC Software, Inc.
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