ORLANDO, Fla. -- BladeLogic, Inc., a leading provider of data center automation software, today announced the BladeLogic Data Center Alliance (DCA) program to allow Independent Software Providers (ISVs) an easy, yet powerful way to integrate their solutions with BladeLogics software to deliver more value to customers. This comprehensive program provides ISVs with access to BladeLogics software solutions, world-class sales and marketing organization, and extensive customer base.
The Data Center Alliance program was initiated in response to the growing interest from ISVs and customers to integrate other solutions with BladeLogic's suite of data center automation software. BladeLogics software solutions automate a wide range of critical data center processes in the areas of configuration management and compliance assurance of physical and virtual servers and applications. This new program is designed to enable BladeLogic customers to integrate BladeLogics solutions with other existing data center solutions to reap the full benefits of best-of-breed management tools. The DCA program includes BladeLogic partners such as AlterPoint, Cassatt, EMC, Onaro, PatchLink, RealOps and Voyence.
In order to increase operational efficiencies, it is critical that IT organizations implement a solution that can manage, administer, monitor and report on the automation of their IT operations processes, said David Williams, Research Vice President, Gartner. Since it is difficult for any one vendor to credibly offer a solution that fully supports IT operations process in all areas of the IT ecosystem, and because there are no industry standards to aid in the integration of different tools, partnership programs that promote and drive product interoperability are important because they offer IT organizations the ability to implement and integrate data center automation products of their choosing in support of their own unique IT operations process needs.