New CA Cloud 360 Solution from CA Technologies Helps Enterprises Accelerate Time to Value with Cloud Initiatives

Enterprises Can Validate and Select the Right Service Delivery Models for Applications and Services Across Private, Public or Hybrid Clouds

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

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CA WORLD -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today unveiled CA Cloud 360, a new solution that provides enterprises with a prescriptive approach to validate and select which applications and business services are best suited for private, public and hybrid clouds or traditional models.

CA Cloud 360 offers enterprise CIOs the visibility, foresight and predictive intelligence needed to effectively create new cloud services in as little as three months. As a result, customers can build comprehensive, transformative and sustainable cloud strategies that deliver business services when and how the business needs at predictable cost, risk and return.

"Enterprise CIOs are at a crossroads, shifting their focus from traditional cost-cutting activities to delivering innovation and business value through cloud computing," said Adam Famularo, general manager, Enterprise and Cloud Solutions, CA Technologies. "CA Cloud 360 gives customers the best mix of technology and in-depth experience they need to make informed decisions about the right service delivery models that directly align to their business initiatives. Ultimately, this solution allows our customers to focus on using the cloud for competitive advantage with rapid time to market of agile business services."

CA Cloud 360 offers enterprises a flexible four-phased approach that guides CIOs through the often complex application and business services rationalization process required for delivering cloud services. The solution helps enterprise customers to model and simulate components of composite services, identify capacity requirements and understand cost structures to improve design and deployment before making final investment decisions. It also starts the process of assembling reusable services into service bundles.

The solution combines flagship products from CA Technologies extensive IT management portfolio and the expertise of seasoned virtualization and cloud consultants, many of whom came to the company through the 4Base Technologies acquisition in 2010. The solution spans four stages of the cloud services planning process:

  • Application portfolio analysis: Begin the portfolio discovery and analysis with a one-day workshop, followed by an in-depth Cloud Application Discovery and Portfolio Analysis Service performed by CA Cloud Services. Rationalize the application portfolio with insight into the business value, complexity and suitability for cloud services. Featuring: CA Cloud Services and CA Clarity™ PPM On Demand
  • Service level performance and management: Define and manage service level agreements (SLAs) across cloud and traditional IT environments. Featuring: CA Oblicore Guarantee™ On Demand
  • Predictive capacity analysis and management: Analyze, predict and optimize capacity burst needs across physical, virtual and hybrid infrastructure. Featuring: CA Capacity Management and Reporting Suite and CA Virtual Placement Manager
  • Service virtualization and application behavior simulation: Develop and test cloud and hybrid applications in simulated production environments. Featuring: CA LISA® Suite

CA Cloud 360 supports 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. The solution plays a key role in helping CIOs and IT executives adopt hybrid service models and execute on critical IT transformation strategies. As a result, CIOs can realize the full benefits of cloud computing, accelerating time to market with agile business services that deliver innovation, business value and competitive advantage.

To learn more, visit the CA Cloud 360 page.

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