BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the autonomous digital enterprise, has announced the close of its acquisition of Compuware, a leading provider of mainframe application development, delivery and performance solutions.
The strategic combination of the two companies builds on the success of BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware’s Topaz suite, ISPW technology and classic product portfolios to modernise clients’ mainframe environments. BMC with Compuware now enables automation and intelligent operations with agile development and delivery – empowering the next-generation of mainframe developers and operations teams to excel when working with mainframe programming languages, applications, data, infrastructure and security.
“Adding Compuware’s Topaz software development environment to the BMC portfolio is another step in the direction of targeting the enterprise developer. With Topaz, developers take a modern approach to building, testing and deploying mainframe applications. This move should allow BMC to spread the word that modern tools matter for the mainframe engineer,” wrote Christopher Condo, Chris Gardner and Diego Lo Giudice at Forrester Research.
Fifty percent of respondents in a 2019 Forrester study shared that they plan to grow their use of the mainframe over the next two years and 93% of respondents in the 2019 BMC Mainframe Survey believe in the long-term and new workload strength of the platform.