BMC Software buys automation software co. Phurnace

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HOUSTON (AP) — BMC Software Inc. said Thursday it has acquired privately held Phurnace Software, a company that helps businesses roll out software applications using the Java programming language.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

BMC said Phurnace’s software helps customers cut the cost, complexity and risk of introducing new Java-based applications in their information technology systems.

“Only through automation can customers drastically reduce the time it takes to deploy applications to a production environment while dramatically reducing the risks and costs of the deployment process,” said Dev Ittycheria, president of enterprise service management at BMC, in a statement.

BMC Software plans to embed the company’s automation technology into its BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite.