CA Technologies New Cloud Solutions Deliver Business Agility

Portfolio of Solutions Help Accelerate Cloud Services Adoption

Nov 14, 2011, 19:00 ET from CA Technologies

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CA WORLD -- CA Technologies today announced several new and enhanced agile cloud solutions that deliver business services across public, private or hybrid clouds. These solutions provide the basis for customers to drive business services from the planning and model stage to deployment and operations. This includes the automation, security and service assurance needed to achieve business agility and its competitive benefits: innovation, speed, cost and risk efficiencies and improved performance.

"Organizations are choosing private and public cloud infrastructures to deliver the agility needed for competitive advantage. But with cloud adoption comes an increased level of complexity in how IT manages and secures this new hybrid environment," said David Dobson, executive vice president and group executive, Customer Solutions Group, CA Technologies. "Our portfolio of solutions helps simplify this complexity and provides a path to move from IT rationalization and optimization, to business service innovation and growth."  

The cloud solutions announced today provide the foundation for a business service platform to help customers leverage the advantages of cloud computing for impactful business services. The solutions below, combined with CA Technologies deep expertise in IT management and security for the mainframe, distributed and cloud environments, help deliver the innovative business services required to enable IT to move at the speed of business.

CA Cloud 360

CA Cloud 360 provides enterprises with a prescriptive approach to help validate and select which applications and business services are best suited for private, public and hybrid clouds. A four-stage process combines expert consulting from CA Services with flagship products from CA Technologies IT management portfolio to provide visibility, foresight and predictive intelligence for cloud services lifecycle planning. The solution spans application portfolio analysis, predictive capacity analysis, application and service virtualization, application testing in simulated production environments, as well as service level performance and management. Please see the full press release issued today for more details.

Cloud Commons® Ecosystem

CA Technologies has advanced the Cloud Commons ecosystem, rolling out the new Cloud Commons Marketplace and Developer Studio. The Cloud Commons Marketplace unites buyers and sellers of cloud solutions and services and allows them to compare, procure, manage, and sell ongoing subscription-based cloud solutions, services and content. Developers and independent software vendors can use the Cloud Commons Developer Studio to create cloud-ready IT solutions designed for both public and private cloud environments, using the CA AppLogic® platform. It facilitates collaboration and development projects with tools for developers who want to plan, build and test cloud-based software projects. For more information on these new features, see the separate press release issued today.

CA Automation Suite for Clouds

CA Automation Suite for Clouds was first announced in July and delivered a single solution to transform existing data centers by rapidly rolling out private cloud services and realize faster time-to-value for a cloud deployment. It offers pre-designed workflows for automated, self-service delivery of virtual and physical infrastructure and application services, while supporting fixed or usage-based pricing with a billing and financial reporting engine that automatically associates service usage to departments, cost centers, or customers/users. This new release of the solution adds support for additional platforms such as the CA AppLogic platform, VCE vBlock™ Infrastructure Platforms, and Microsoft Hyper-V, IBM LPAR, Oracle Solaris Zones and VMware View, as well as enhanced cloud management, security and orchestration capabilities to further unify cloud automation and simplify management of multiple clouds in a single interface. Please see BLOG LINK for more information.

CA Application Performance Management

The latest release of CA APM unleashes the next generation of Application Performance Management with the industry's first and only unified application, infrastructure and network performance solution that helps eliminate hybrid-cloud infrastructure blind spots to put customers firmly in control of the end-user experience. By linking transaction performance to the failing application, network and infrastructure component, CA APM empowers customers to rapidly isolate, diagnose and resolve problems across technology silos. This 360-degree view of the environment provides a single source-of-truth that allows customers to gain better control of the end-user experience across a hybrid cloud while providing data on how well it delivers on business objectives and SLAs.

CA APM Cloud Monitor makes the full-featured CA APM solution even more comprehensive with a cloud application monitoring service that provides end-to-end transaction visibility into cloud applications. By testing application performance from outside the firewall, customers can quickly and accurately verify that SaaS vendors and MSPs are meeting SLAs. For more information, please see blog link.

CA CloudMinder™

CA Technologies is adding two new identity and access management (IAM) cloud solutions to its CA CloudMinder family of IAM as-a-Service offerings. CA IdentityMinder as-a-Service and CA FedMinder as-a-Service deliver key capabilities for increasing security and improving operational efficiencies while providing all the benefits of a cloud deployment model: elasticity to expand or contract service support as needed; shorter deployment cycles; and cost-savings as a result of reduced IT administration. For more information on these IAM as-a-Service solutions, see the separate press release issued today.

Today's announcements support customers as they transition from simply managing IT to delivering business services. CA Technologies applies a unique value roadmap to each customer's business goals to deliver Business Service Innovation: new levels of speed, innovation, performance and cost/risk efficiencies.

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