BladeLogic Receives Highest Ranking in the Data Center Automation Market by Independent Research Firm

BladeLogic Receives Highest Ranking in the Data Center Automation Market by Independent Research Firm

WALTHAM, Mass. — BladeLogic Cited As Having The Strongest Data Center Automation Product Offering for Life-Cycle Management

BladeLogic, Inc. today announced that Forrester Research, an independent technology research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice about technology’s impact on business, has ranked BladeLogic as a “Leader” in data center automation for life-cycle management. BladeLogic was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in the January 2005 Forrester Wave report entitled, “Selecting A Data Center Automation Vendor.” The report provides key criteria for evaluating data center automation products from the leading vendors in the market, including BladeLogic, BMC, HP, IBM, Opsware, Sun and VERITAS. BladeLogic was the only private company highlighted in the report.

Based on Forrester Research’s evaluation, BladeLogic received the highest rating for overall product offering and achieved high scores in product strategy and functionality categories such as configuration management, patch automation, systems and security compliance, automated discovery, rollback and recovery, and reporting. In addition, BladeLogic received the high score for “customer base” in the evaluation.

In the report, Forrester Research states “Offering the most detailed configuration management capability of any vendor in the study, BladeLogic Operations Manager models services and configuration elements across platforms. Services can be composed of elements like vendor packages, specific parameters in configuration files, Windows registry settings, .Net, and J2EE components. BladeLogic excels at building new servers and applications based on these models or scanning and repairing out-of-whack servers, where other vendors must perform binary comparisons or file-level checksums.”

“With more customers than any other automation vendor, BladeLogic has established itself as the clear leader in the Data Center Automation market,” said Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO, BladeLogic. “Forrester’s Wave report demonstrates the maturation of this space by carefully evaluating a wide range of data center automation processes. The results of this evaluation validate BladeLogic’s leadership position in the market noting the success we have had in winning customers, the unparalleled depth of our solution and the company’s vision in developing data center automation solutions that meet the demanding IT requirements of Global 2000 companies.”

To read the complete report, please go to www.forrester.com.

About BladeLogic

BladeLogic is the leading provider of data center automation software with the largest installed base of Global 2000 and other leading customers, including such organizations as Chicago Mercantile Exchange, General Electric, HSBC, priceline.com, Putnam Investments, Time Warner, VeriSign and Walmart.com. BladeLogic Operations Manager, the company’s award-winning suite of enterprise-class data center automation solutions, enables organizations of any size to provision, configure and manage large-scale, distributed server environments more efficiently resulting in dramatically reduced data center operating costs, improved responsiveness and enhanced server security. BladeLogic is a privately held company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.bladelogic.com.

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