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BMC Bids $800M for BladeLogic

BMC has announced plans to acquire automation specialist BladeLogic for $800 million, taking aim at HP and IBM in the booming server and storage management space.

The $28 per share deal, to which both companies have agreed, is now subject to BladeLogic shareholder approval, and BMC execs expect to close sometime in June.

"We're very excited about today's announcement," said Bob Beauchamp, the BMC CEO, during a conference call. "The directors of BladeLogic have unanimously recommended that the BladeLogic stockholders accept the offer."

Today's deal follows BMC's acquisition of runbook automation specialist RealOps for an undisclosed fee last year, and it signals the vendor's intention to extend its management reach further into the data center.

Storage is included in the plans. Although traditionally focused on servers, BladeLogic has been working on a tighter integration of storage into its wares.

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