CA Mainframe Chorus Named Best Mainframe Product of the 21st Century by Noted Industry Analyst

Jon Toigo Cites CA Technologies Next-Generation Management Solution for Excellence in Consumer Value

Mar 01, 2011, 09:00 ET from CA Technologies

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced that industry expert Jon Toigo has chosen CA Mainframe Chorus as the Best Mainframe Product of the 21st Century in his 2011 awards, commending the product for innovation, performance and value.

"The Mainframe's future looks bright and CA Technologies is establishing itself as a leader in providing innovation to keep it that way for many years to come," said Toigo, a noted mainframe, storage and disaster recovery analyst. "Not only does Chorus offer greater productivity to expert staff, but it's accessible to new talent as well. By developing a management workspace paradigm that is simple enough to allow even Java and .NET folks to comfortably get into mainframe space— CA Technologies is helping to address the key issues that have seen critics erroneously relegate the mainframe to the dustbin of IT history."

CA Mainframe Chorus, which debuted in December 2010, offers a role-based integrated management workspace, rich data visualization, a modern GUI, and advanced knowledge capture and transfer capabilities designed to help redefine the future of mainframe management. Chorus is the centerpoint of CA Technologies revolutionary Mainframe 2.0 strategy to simplify mainframe management, and ensure that the mainframe can continue to play a critical role in evolving IT infrastructures and the cloud-connected enterprise.  It is geared to maximize platform value and performance, dramatically simplify management, and provide practical innovation for key administrative tasks.

Each CA Mainframe Chorus role supports a key management discipline. CA Mainframe Chorus for DB2 Database Management was delivered as the first role bringing together features from seven individual CA Technologies tools that support IBM® DB2® for z/OS® in the unified workspace.

"I have watched the evolution of CA Mainframe Chorus with great interest and was pleased to be involved both with its original announcement and more recently to participate in a panel discussion about the future of the mainframe with IBM, CA Technologies, and two customers," Toigo noted in his blog. "Clearly, CA designed this great workspace based on input from some of the top companies in the world," continued Toigo.  

"We co-created the design of CA Mainframe Chorus with our customers to deliver an ideal workspace for everyday mainframe management for both expert and novice mainframe staff," said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. "We are pleased that industry experts like Jon are finding that we hit the mark in designing and delivering next generation management."

CA Mainframe Chorus was also discussed in Semerjian's keynote address, "The Future is Now: Next Generation Management" at SHARE's bi-annual user conference for enterprise technology professionals.

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