Software Briefs: EMC, EAI

Software Briefs: EMC, EAI

EMC collaborates with BMC

EMC has signed a global collaboration agreement with enterprise management firm, BMC Software. Under the terms of the deal, EMC has acquired rights to BMC’s Patrol Storage Manager software. BMC, which focuses on the management of business services and customer requirements, will resell EMC’s ControlCenter products as its exclusive storage resource management offering. “It is a great opportunity for us,” EMC product marketing manager, Abie Golbart, said. “For an independent software provider to look at our software products and take the decision to become a reseller vindicates the open storage software decision we took a couple of years ago.” He said a number of EMC hardware partners already resold its software components.

Earnings warnings roil software sector

Citing purchasing delays and the troubled economy, a flurry of software vendors have already warned that the numbers will be grim when they release financial results from the quarter ended June 30. In the particularly hard-hit enterprise application integration (EAI) sector, this across-the-board shakiness reflects the deeper problems of a market that’s likely to consolidate within the next few months. While PeopleSoft unexpectedly lived up to earlier forecasts despite pressure from Oracle’s hostile takeover bid, fellow enterprise applications maker Siebel Systems warned for the second quarter in a row that it will miss its earlier guidance. Systems management software developer, BMC Software, also fell short of expectations for its most recent quarter, as did all four of the major pure-play EAI vendors – Tibco Software, WebMethods, SeeBeyond Technology and Vitria Technology.

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