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BMC Software and Red Hat Expand Partnership to Offer Customer Choice in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure and Management

Reliable management for an open cloud architecture is critical for customers when choosing virtualization and cloud-based solutions

BOSTON

BOSTON-- To provide customers with added choice for virtualization and cloud-based solutions, BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) today announced an expanded partnership, including plans to deliver a comprehensive cloud architecture combining solutions from both technology leaders. The solution will offer a tightly integrated and optimized turnkey platform that will include the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. In addition both companies intend to work together on integrations that would include the newly announced Red Hat CloudForms, based on the Deltacloud API.

Cloud computing has rapidly become a popular choice for enterprise organizations seeking a cost-effective and flexible solution for their unique, and often complex, IT requirements.

This expanded relationship will enable customers to benefit from a fully managed end-to-end cloud infrastructure, beginning with the initial service request and continuing through provisioning, deployment, management and decommissioning. Automated processes made possible by BMC's Dynamic Business Service Management (BSM) suite will save time and money, reduce compliance risk and help IT organizations stay focused on meeting the needs of the business.

The benefits of cloud computing—improved business agility, the convenience of self-service, reduced equipment costs and minimized datacenter space and energy consumption—are well documented, but they can only be reached with a comprehensive cloud management strategy that leverages policy-based automation and drives ongoing operational efficiency. BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, will help customers achieve these benefits.

"As organizations expand their adoption of hybrid cloud computing and simultaneously work to avoid vendor lock-in, they need an open, cost-effective cloud infrastructure supported with an enterprise-class, heterogeneous cloud management solution," said Kia Behnia, chief technology officer, BMC Software. "Through our expanded partnership with Red Hat, we are bringing together market-leading technologies to deliver fully automated cloud solutions to enterprises, while preserving the agility and flexibility they require."

"The combination of leading technologies from Red Hat and BMC make our combined cloud offering a unique solution for our joint customers," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. "The joint Red Hat-BMC offering, including our newly introduced Red Hat CloudForms product, highlights the value provided by open solutions, and offers a compelling opportunity for our enterprise customers."

The combined architecture is expected to be available to customers later this year.

Business runs on IT. IT runs on BMC Software.

Business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster and stronger. That's why the most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across both distributed and mainframe environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2010, BMC revenue was approximately $2 billion. Visit www.bmc.com for more information.

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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