BladeLogic, Inc., a provider of leading next-generation data center automation software, today announced a partnership agreement with Fifthwave Solutions, an independent solutions provider focused on improving the performance and utilization of server platforms and networks within corporate data centers. Under the terms of the deal, UK-based Fifthwave Solutions will resell BladeLogic’
s suite of leading server and application automation software solutions across multiple vertical markets in the United Kingdom.
After conducting a thorough evaluation of the data center automation software market, Fifthwave selected BladeLogic as its core server and application management platform, replacing its previous partner’s server automation solution. BladeLogic was chosen due to its comprehensive set of data center automation functionality, speed of deployment and ease of use.
“Delivering value to our clients is fundamental to our success and, as an independent solutions provider, our solutions portfolio is a critical element in achieving that success,” said Neil Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Fifthwave Solutions. “Over the past 12 months, we have watched BladeLogic’s acceptance and growth in the data center automation market. Our technical due diligence has revealed a stark contrast between the speed of deployment and ease of use of BladeLogic’s products compared to the incumbent technology we have been using, which has proved to be extremely challenging to deploy. Most revealing was the number of BladeLogic customers that we were given access to that are actively using and driving value from BladeLogic’s software in their data centers. It quickly became evident to us that embedding the powerful features and intuitive functionality of BladeLogic’s data center automation software into our solutions offerings will add further value to our clients in the data center.”
“We are very pleased that Fifthwave Solutions has chosen BladeLogic as the technology platform for its server and application management offerings. Their experience and knowledge of the data center automation and virtualization market, and their ability to deliver innovative technology solutions that achieve improved returns for their clients, make them an ideal company to partner with in this space,” said Luca Lazzaron, Vice President, EMEA, BladeLogic. “We look forward to working with Fifthwave to combine our leading technology with their strong technical skills and client relationships.”