BMC Software Acquires StreamStep
October 05, 2011
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BMC Software announced the acquisition of StreamStep, a business software provider focused on accelerating enterprise application delivery and improving release quality.

The integration of StreamStep’s process management capabilities into BMC’s Application Release Automation (ARA) solution expands BMC’s ongoing efforts to support seamless application management from development to production.

Development and operations must collaborate closely to manage application changes successfully into production – a cultural shift in IT that is commonly referred to as DevOps.

“With the move to more cloud computing, development is producing business application changes at breakneck speed. This magnifies the challenges with current, often manual scripted processes,” said Scott Fulton, VP and GM of Cloud and Service Operations at BMC. “Without a shift to an automated release process, the result is costly bottlenecks in deploying new and updated applications while also increasing the frequency of unexpected outages. With StreamStep, BMC is the only company that can provide complete end-to-end application release capabilities, without changing current processes, and enables IT organizations to provide an end user experience that delights their customers.”

The new BMC Release Process Management solution based on StreamStep’s technology directly addresses DevOps requirements and will streamline and automate release activities from development to production, enabling capture, modeling and management of current application release processes.

The BMC Release Process Management solution drives more efficient, cost-effective application release processes:

* End-to-end release process transparency without requiring changes to existing release processes

* A central, web-based environment that provides a single source of truth which Development and IT Operations can use to collaborate on application releases

* Integration with application lifecycle management and IT Service Management to coordinate the manual, scripted and automated tasks required to manage the release process

* Support for the cultural and process change required to support agile business practices

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