Computer Associates Supports Growing Linux Enterprise Market With Unicenter TNG Cluster Management Option

New Solution Also Available for Customers Deploying Compaq, HP, IBM, Sun and

Microsoft Clusters In High-Availability and Load Balancing Environments



Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) today announced the beta availability of its Unicenter TNG Cluster
 Management Option (CMO), providing robust management of cluster servers from
 Compaq, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Sun, Microsoft and major Linux vendors.  CA made
 the announcement at LinuxWorld in New York City.
     CMO enables the monitoring of cluster components to ensure that
 organizations gain the full benefit of their fault-tolerant configurations and
 are alerted when conditions within the cluster threaten to undermine
 availability and/or performance.  It manages cluster server solutions from all
 leading vendors from a single console, and provides all the integration and
 unrivaled "out-of-the-box" functionality associated with CA's acclaimed
 eBusiness infrastructure management solution, Unicenter TNG.
     The Linux market, in particular, has been particularly quick to embrace
 cluster solutions, since Linux-based clusters offer a highly reliable and
 cost-effective platform for high-performance processing.
     "Clustered solutions make sense for any business that needs high
 availability -- a fact not lost on vendors intent on securing market share in
 the eBusiness space," said Valerie O'Connell, Managing Director, Enterprise
 Management, Aberdeen Group.  "So, while clustered solutions are increasingly
 available, the flip side is a high degree of difficulty factor involved in
 managing clusters from multiple suppliers with idiosyncratic ways.  This is
 precisely the spot that Unicenter TNG's cluster management option hits; it
 normalizes the monitoring and management of multiple clusters from a single
 location with a single solution.  The result is a straightforward bottom-line
 win for IT operations and for line-of-business talent alike."
     The Unicenter TNG Cluster Management Option simplifies cluster monitoring
 and management by offering a common "look-and-feel" for multiple vendors'
 clusters.  This common interface eliminates the need for system administrators
 to learn and remember the different command, control and administrative
 interfaces used by various clustering solutions.  This reduces the learning
 curve and complexity associated with cluster management, resulting in greater
 productivity for IT personnel and lower long-term ownership costs.
     "CA's commitment to Linux clusters underscores their support for clients
 on every platform being used for business processing," said Moiz Kohari,
 President and CEO, Mission Critical Linux, Inc., a leading source of
 technology and services for Linux in the enterprise.  "As Unicenter TNG
 Cluster Management Option now supports the management of Linux clusters,
 enterprise users have more options than ever to engage into a wide-scale
 adoption of Linux clusters, because of the increased flexibility of cluster
 management."
     Unicenter TNG CMO automatically discovers any native cluster server
 through CA's innovative agency technology.  In cases where the cluster servers
 do not supply all required information, CMO collects that information so that
 a common set of management data is available for multi-vendor cluster servers.
     "As customers' eBusiness processing needs continue to escalate, the market
 is clamoring for the kind of cost-effective scalability that clustered Linux
 server platforms provide," said Allan Andersen, divisional vice president,
 marketing, CA.   "CA is supporting this growing market with a unique solution
 that not only delivers maximum pro-active monitoring capabilities, but also
 gives customers complete flexibility in their choice of whose cluster
 technology they want to use as their needs continue to evolve."
     Companies interested in participating in the Unicenter TNG CMO beta
 program can visit http://www.ca.com
 
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers the most
 advanced and comprehensive portfolio of software solutions that manage
 eBusiness. CA has more than 18,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in
 excess of $6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.  For more
 information, visit http://ca.com.
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) today announced the beta availability of its Unicenter TNG Cluster
 Management Option (CMO), providing robust management of cluster servers from
 Compaq, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Sun, Microsoft and major Linux vendors.  CA made
 the announcement at LinuxWorld in New York City.
     CMO enables the monitoring of cluster components to ensure that
 organizations gain the full benefit of their fault-tolerant configurations and
 are alerted when conditions within the cluster threaten to undermine
 availability and/or performance.  It manages cluster server solutions from all
 leading vendors from a single console, and provides all the integration and
 unrivaled "out-of-the-box" functionality associated with CA's acclaimed
 eBusiness infrastructure management solution, Unicenter TNG.
     The Linux market, in particular, has been particularly quick to embrace
 cluster solutions, since Linux-based clusters offer a highly reliable and
 cost-effective platform for high-performance processing.
     "Clustered solutions make sense for any business that needs high
 availability -- a fact not lost on vendors intent on securing market share in
 the eBusiness space," said Valerie O'Connell, Managing Director, Enterprise
 Management, Aberdeen Group.  "So, while clustered solutions are increasingly
 available, the flip side is a high degree of difficulty factor involved in
 managing clusters from multiple suppliers with idiosyncratic ways.  This is
 precisely the spot that Unicenter TNG's cluster management option hits; it
 normalizes the monitoring and management of multiple clusters from a single
 location with a single solution.  The result is a straightforward bottom-line
 win for IT operations and for line-of-business talent alike."
     The Unicenter TNG Cluster Management Option simplifies cluster monitoring
 and management by offering a common "look-and-feel" for multiple vendors'
 clusters.  This common interface eliminates the need for system administrators
 to learn and remember the different command, control and administrative
 interfaces used by various clustering solutions.  This reduces the learning
 curve and complexity associated with cluster management, resulting in greater
 productivity for IT personnel and lower long-term ownership costs.
     "CA's commitment to Linux clusters underscores their support for clients
 on every platform being used for business processing," said Moiz Kohari,
 President and CEO, Mission Critical Linux, Inc., a leading source of
 technology and services for Linux in the enterprise.  "As Unicenter TNG
 Cluster Management Option now supports the management of Linux clusters,
 enterprise users have more options than ever to engage into a wide-scale
 adoption of Linux clusters, because of the increased flexibility of cluster
 management."
     Unicenter TNG CMO automatically discovers any native cluster server
 through CA's innovative agency technology.  In cases where the cluster servers
 do not supply all required information, CMO collects that information so that
 a common set of management data is available for multi-vendor cluster servers.
     "As customers' eBusiness processing needs continue to escalate, the market
 is clamoring for the kind of cost-effective scalability that clustered Linux
 server platforms provide," said Allan Andersen, divisional vice president,
 marketing, CA.   "CA is supporting this growing market with a unique solution
 that not only delivers maximum pro-active monitoring capabilities, but also
 gives customers complete flexibility in their choice of whose cluster
 technology they want to use as their needs continue to evolve."
     Companies interested in participating in the Unicenter TNG CMO beta
 program can visit http://www.ca.com
 
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers the most
 advanced and comprehensive portfolio of software solutions that manage
 eBusiness. CA has more than 18,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in
 excess of $6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.  For more
 information, visit http://ca.com.
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.