BMC Closes Acquisition of Compuware

BMC has announced the close of its acquisition of Compuware, a provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and performance solutions.

Compuware is now a part of the BMC ZSolutions organization that serves the mainframe industry. BMC said it was one of the largest acquisitions in its history and the company's third acquisition in less than 2 years.

"BMC continues to apply automated intelligence to modernize the mainframe, meeting the growing demands created by digital business growth. With market needs disrupting business models more rapidly than ever before, it's the ideal time to bring Compuware to our portfolio and help our customers embrace Agile and DevOps practices for the modern mainframe," said Bill Miller, President of ZSolutions at BMC.

"Compuware remains committed to mainstreaming the mainframe and empowering our customers to leverage the platform with ease and agility so they can deliver quality digital services that exceed their customers' and their business' expectations," added Chris O'Malley, CEO of Compuware.

BMC said the strategic combination of the two companies builds on the success of its Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware's Topaz suite, ISPW technology, and classic product portfolios to modernize clients' mainframe environments.

BMC with Compuware now enables automation and intelligent operations with agile development and delivery—enabling the next generation of mainframe developers and operations teams to excel when working with mainframe programming languages, applications, data, infrastructure, and security.  

Fifty percent of respondents in a 2019 Forrester study shared that they plan to grow their use of the mainframe over the next 2 years and 93% of respondents in the 2019 BMC Mainframe Survey believe in the long-term and new workload strength of the platform.

According to BMC, the unified portfolio will enable enterprises to:

  • Leverage the processing power, stability, security, and agile scalability of the mainframe
  • Scale agile and DevOps methods with a fully integrated DevOps toolchain—allowing for mainframe applications to get to market more quickly and efficiently without compromising quality
  • Combine the self-analyzing, self-healing, and self-optimizing power of the BMC AMI suite of products to increase mainframe availability, efficiency, and security while mitigating risk, along with the Compuware Topaz suite, to enable the next generation of developers to build, analyze, test, deploy, and manage mainframe applications
  • Optimize the customer experience to meet the business demands of the digital age

Compuware is now a part of the BMC ZSolutions organization that serves the mainframe industry. This is one of the largest acquisitions in BMC's history and the company's third acquisition in less than two years.

More information is available about BMC mainframe solutions at and Compuware solutions at

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Posted June 15, 2020