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Aperture Joins BladeLogic Program

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Aperture Technologies Inc., the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centers, announced today that it has partnered with BladeLogic (Nasdaq: BLOG - News), a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software, to become part of the BladeLogic Data Center Alliance program.

The partnership, effective immediately, will provide IT organizations with a unified platform to integrate physical and logical infrastructure for managing change and compliance in the data center. The BladeLogic Data Center Alliance program provides BladeLogic partners an easy, yet powerful way to integrate their solutions with the BladeLogic data center automation software suite.

Aperture VISTA enables IT executives to manage today's complex data center environments through advanced planning and management capabilities. Aperture VISTA provides data center managers with a visual representation of the data center; including the space available, power consumption and cooling requirements. In large data centers, Aperture VISTA is an invaluable tool that ensures optimal uptime and effective capacity management. BladeLogic's suite of data center automation software solutions enables IT organizations to manage, control and enforce configuration changes to servers and applications in order to realize maximum value from the data center.

The combination of the BladeLogic and Aperture solutions enables critical data center assets, both logical and physical, to be viewed across IT organizations and departments. This partnership provides data centers with a common view of the operational, physical and logical state of servers and applications to improve change success rates and demonstrate better and continuous compliance. Through procedures such as asset management, configuration management and change orchestration, the combined offering provides a comprehensive view of the data center real estate and applications.

Steve Yellen, vice president of Product and Market Strategy for Aperture Technologies, said: "We are proud to join the BladeLogic Data Center Alliance program. Our products complement each other perfectly to provide data center managers with details of assets and configurations, resulting in a full view of the physical and logical configuration attributes of the data center. Providing the most comprehensive data to our customers while delivering cost saving benefits to the data center is essential - this partnership delivers both."

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