BMC Closes Compuware
June 2, 2020
closed its acquisition of Compuware, a leading provider of mainframe
application development, delivery, and performance solutions.
The strategic combination of the two companies builds on the success of
BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware’s Topaz suite,
ISPW technology, and classic product portfolios to modernize clients’
mainframe environments. BMC with Compuware now enables automation and
intelligent operations with agile development and delivery – empowering
the next generation of mainframe developers and operations teams to
excel when working with mainframe programming languages, applications,
data, infrastructure, and security.
“Adding Compuware’s Topaz software development environment to the BMC
portfolio is another step in the direction of targeting the enterprise
developer. With Topaz, developers take a modern approach to building,
testing, and deploying mainframe applications. This move should allow
BMC to spread the word that modern tools matter for the mainframe
engineer,” wrote Christopher Condo, Chris Gardner, and Diego Lo Giudice
at Forrester Research.
Fifty percent of respondents in a 2019 Forrester study shared that they
plan to grow their use of the mainframe over the next two years¹ and 93%
of respondents in the 2019 BMC Mainframe Survey believe in the long-term
and new workload strength of the platform.
customer needs, the unified portfolio will enable enterprises to:
Leverage the robust processing power, stability, security, and agile
scalability of the mainframe
Scale Agile and
DevOps methods with a fully integrated DevOps toolchain – allowing for
mainframe applications to get to market more quickly and efficiently
without compromising quality.
self-analyzing, self-healing, and self-optimizing power of the BMC AMI
suite of products to increase mainframe availability, efficiency, and
security while mitigating risk, along with the Compuware Topaz suite, to
fully empower the next generation of developers to build, analyze, test,
deploy, and manage mainframe applications
transcendent customer experience to meet the business demands of the
digital age – jumpstarting their Autonomous Digital Enterprise journey
continues to apply automated intelligence to modernize the mainframe,
meeting the growing demands created by digital business growth. With
market needs disrupting business models more rapidly than ever before,
it's the ideal time to bring Compuware to our portfolio and help our
customers embrace Agile and DevOps practices for the modern mainframe,"
said Bill Miller, President of ZSolutions at BMC. "We are thrilled to
welcome Compuware and, together, accelerate our customers' journeys to
becoming Autonomous Digital Enterprises."
“Compuware remains committed to mainstreaming the mainframe and
empowering our customers to leverage the platform with ease and agility
so they can deliver quality digital services that exceed their
customers’ and their business’ expectations,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO
of Compuware. “We stand at the threshold of a broad mainframe revival
and customers need a passionate, perserverant and courageous mainframe
innovation partner for the next 50 years. We are excited to join forces
with BMC to be the best, brightest, and most collaborative partner for
our customers and continue to build innovative mainframe solutions that
will help them thrive now and in the future. And, the best part? We’re
just getting warmed up!”
Compuware is now a part of the BMC ZSolutions organization that serves
the mainframe industry. This is one of the largest acquisitions in BMC’s
history and the company’s third acquisition in less than two years.