BMC Buys Phurnace Software

Houston-based BMC Software said this morning that it has acquired Austin's Phurnace Software, which develops automation software for deploying and configuring Java applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to BMC, it will sell and support Phurnace's products as BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation, and will embed Phurnace's technology into its BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite. Phurnace was venture backed by S3 Ventures and DFJ Mercury, and had raised around $5M in funding.