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Microsoft buys application-management vendor BlueStripe

Microsoft has acquired BlueStripe Software and plans to make its app-management technology part of its System Center and Operations Management Suite line.

Microsoft has acquired BlueStripe Software, an application-management company based in Morrisville, N.C., for an undisclosed amount.

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BlueStripe's software is used to map, monitor and troubleshoot distributed applications across heterogeneous operating systems and datacenter and cloud environments, Microsoft officials said in a June 10 blog post disclosing the purchase.

BlueStripe also is used by customers to extend Microsoft's System Center offering, according to the blog post, authored by Mike Neil, the General Manager of Microsoft's Enterprise and Cloud team.

Microsoft is planning to make BlueStripe's technology part of Microsoft's own family of management products and services, including System Center and the recently introduced Operations Management Suite, Neil said.

Microsoft plans to discontinue selling BlueStripe's existing solutions "in the near term" though the company will continue to support existing BlueStripe users during this interim period, Neil added.