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BladeLogic Awarded Patent Related to Data Center Automation

Monday, September 10, 2007

Innovation Provides Automated Packaging, Execution and Undo of Configuration Changes Across Servers

Lexington, MA -- BladeLogic, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLOG), a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. patent entitled "Method and System for Executing and Undoing Distributed Server Change Operations," which is critical in helping IT organizations automate change to their server and application environments.

The patent—number 7,249,174—relates to, amongst other features, one of the pillars of BladeLogic’s leading data center automation architecture, the ability to automate the packaging, execution and rollback of changes of both software configuration data as well as payload across multiple target servers.

Data center automation has become a strategic IT initiative as the number of servers and the complexity of applications grows - and the associated cost of managing those resources grows even faster. BladeLogic’s data center automation software solutions help IT departments reduce operational costs, consistently enforce compliance, accelerate the deployment of change, while minimizing the risks involved.

"This patent solidifies and protects the proprietary innovations we have developed to advance the automation of data centers," said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, BladeLogic. "Technology advances, such as those resulting in this patent, help build upon our leadership position in the data center automation space, and gives IT organizations the confidence in knowing that BladeLogic is focused on developing innovative solutions to address their complex data center-related initiatives."

About BladeLogic (Nasdaq: BLOG)

BladeLogic is a leading provider of data center automation software with a large installed base of Fortune Global 500 customers, including 10 of the top 50 global companies, 3 of the top 10 aerospace and defense companies, 6 of the top 25 commercial and savings banks, 3 of the top 5 securities companies, 2 of the top 3 entertainment companies, 2 of the top 3 general merchandisers, 7 of the top 12 pharmaceutical companies and 6 of the top 10 telecommunications companies. BladeLogic’s data center automation software solutions enable enterprises, service providers and government organizations to easily browse, provision, configure, patch, audit and remediate physical and virtual servers and applications, allowing customers to achieve reduced data center operating costs, improved service quality and enhanced security and compliance. BladeLogic is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please visit

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