Household International Plans Enterprise Data Center Automation

Automation of operations to increase IT efficiency, reduce costs

Bedford, MA — February 17, 2004 — Household International, a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, one of the largest financial services institutions in the world, has selected BladeLogic's Operations Manager to manage its enterprise data center operations.

BladeLogic said its software automates the lifecycle of managing server and application infrastructure. Operations Manager enables IT organizations to configure their UNIX, Linux and Windows servers and automate all ongoing changes required for application release management, patch management and configuration repair.

Furthermore, BladeLogic said the software is designed to enable IT managers to measure compliance to security and configuration policies and correct discrepancies in order to maintain configuration consistency in the data center.

"Household International is one of the most technologically sophisticated banking and financial services institutions in the world," said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, BladeLogic. "Household's selection of BladeLogic as its server automation platform is a validation that our software helps financial services companies run efficient and available data center operations."