BMC to be taken private; Out with Old – In with the New

Media outlets reported this week that BMC will be taken private, most likely by Bain Capital. What does this mean for the enterprise software market as a whole? Specifically the application performance management market? Bernd Harzog of The Virtualization Practice thinks this puts huge pressure on legacy APM vendors to adapt.

If BMC is taken private, the same fate will likely befall other legacy enterprise management software vendors like CA, and the management software divisions of IBM and HP. This will start the process of the replacement of these products by new ones built from the ground up for virtualization and cloud computing, and mark the start of the disruption of the entire management software business.

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