Microsoft buys BlueStripe to boost application management


For companies running applications from several vendors—and most do—a tool that monitors their performance is necessary, which is why Microsoft announced today that it’s acquiring BlueStripe, an application management service. Terms for the deal were not disclosed.

The two companies already share a joint customer base, with many companies running Microsoft [fortune-stock symbol=”MSFT”] System Center (which handles software deployment and updates) alongside BlueStripe software (which helps manage desktop applications). New Relic [fortune-stock symbol=”NEWR”] and Compuware [fortune-stock symbol=”CPWR”] are two companies (amongst others) also in the application management arena.

Microsoft will soon stop selling BlueStripe as it integrates the company’s technology into Microsoft System Center and Operations Management Suite. The company will continue to support Bluestripe’s existing customers in the meantime, according to a blog post by Mike Neil, general manager of Enterprise Cloud.

The acquisition is the latest in a series of moves made by Microsoft to show it…

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