Micro Focus completes acquisition of Serena Software, Inc.
Date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:49 Source: Micro Focus
Application Lifecycle Management acquisition boosts Micro Focus's DevOps capability
Stephen Murdoch, CEO, Micro Focus
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Micro Focus announced the completion of its acquisition of Serena Software, a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software, under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 22 March, 2016.
"Our customers continue to look at DevOps as a way to deploy critical applications and services quickly and with greater reliability to meet business demands," said Stephen Murdoch, CEO, Micro Focus. "The Serena acquisition extends our ability to help customers meet these challenges so they can drive greater innovation faster with lower risk."
According to industry analyst firm Gartner, "DevOps implementations utilize technology, especially automation tools, that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.” 1The experience and expertise which the Serena business brings will enable Micro Focus to help its customers develop and release applications and services faster, with greater speed and accuracy.
Serena adds capabilities in software application development; software configuration and change management; and business process management to Micro Focus's portfolio of ALM solutions spanning mainframe environments, distributed systems and cloud. The combination of Micro Focus and Serena allows companies to better:
• Design and build business applications and services with greater accuracy, reliability and predictability;
• Continuously deploy existing core business applications on a wider variety of platforms to meet changing business needs; and
• Improve the speed and efficiency of new business services through automated release and deployment solutions.