Solution streamlines management of next-generation data center, including public and private cloud infrastructures
LAS VEGAS, CA WORLD 2010, May 17 /CNW/ - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) and Cisco today announced they are expanding their relationship through collaborative technology integration. Their latest work is designed to enable organizations to achieve greater agility, automation and scale in their data center operations, while accelerating the move toward cloud computing-based services. Launched today is the release of CA Service Assurance and Service Automation solutions designed to support the Cisco Unified Computing System. The integration of Cisco's Unified Computing System(TM) data center platform with the CA systems management suite enables customers to accelerate the deployment of new applications, streamline operations, reduce costs and provide reliable service delivery in public and private cloud computing environments.
KEY FACTS: CA Technologies and Cisco Deliver Integrated Management Technology for Virtualized Data Centers
- The ability to manage the Cisco Unified Computing System natively from
CA Technologies' leading management software provides unified
management capabilities to help customers see and control the platform
infrastructure and application stack.
- CA Technologies and Cisco today are announcing the integration of
three CA management tools with the Cisco Unified Computing System.
Utilizing the Cisco UCS Manager open XML API (Application Programming
Interface), CA Technologies has integrated management of the Cisco
Unified Computing System platform into the following solutions:
- CA Spectrum(R) Automation Manager - A policy-based server
provisioning and automation tool
- CA eHealth(R) Performance Manager - A performance management
solution that monitors device health across an organization's
- CA Spectrum(R) Infrastructure Manager - An integrated management
solution for fault isolation and root cause analysis, and network
- CA Technologies has integrated operating system provisioning on top of
Cisco Unified Computing System service profiles natively within the CA
Spectrum Automation Manager interface, enabling IT organizations to
manage resources according to predefined service-level agreements for
each business application.
- The CA Service Assurance tools - CA eHealth Performance Manager and CA
Spectrum Infrastructure Manager - also discover Cisco UCS server and
network topology and gather performance and status statistics for
reporting and analysis. CA's 'OneClick' management interface further
simplifies operational processes, improving staff responsiveness and
- The integrated solution enables the deployment of new computing
approaches within existing processes, with reduced operational
- Users of existing CA tools and CA-based policies and processes
manage the Cisco Unified Computing System platform directly from
this same management suite, enabling accelerated adoption of
benefits such as unprecedented flexibility, power savings, extended
memory and virtualized I/O.
- Standard x86 application stacks can easily and reliably be run
anywhere within a Unified Computing System environment, with
familiar CA Technologies solutions.
- Cisco is working with industry-leading companies such as CA
Technologies to build a comprehensive ecosystem of data center
partners to help ease customer transitions to virtualized and cloud
environments; the systems management area is one of the key technology
areas being addressed in this industry ecosystem.
Chris Gabriel, director of marketing, Logicalis: "The effort between
Cisco and CA Technologies is fundamental to making private cloud
computing work for enterprise customers," said Chris Gabriel, director
of marketing, Logicalis. "Our innovative Cooperative Enterprise Cloud
Service, a 'private and public hybrid cloud service', uses the Cisco
Unified Computing System and CA Service Automation and Assurance
solutions to provide a superior service for our customers."
Ed Bugnion, vice president, chief technology officer, Server Access
Virtualization Business Unit, Cisco: "The Cisco Unified Computing
System was designed from the ground up with an embedded management
system that exposes all resources via an open XML API specifically
architected to allow the integration with third-party systems
management and automation software such as the CA Spectrum and eHealth
suites. This integration provides CA Technologies' customers with the
ability to manage the Cisco Unified Computing System from their
familiar single pane of glass. We are pleased to see that CA
Technologies' solution will extend to the Cisco Unified Computing
Systems' highly differentiated policies and abstractions, enabling our
common customers to benefit from our innovation. The Cisco Unified
Computing System and CA Technologies management solutions complement
each other to help IT organizations reduce risk, increase IT agility
and contain costs across the connected enterprise."
George Fischer, executive vice president of global sales, client
services and marketing at CA Technologies: "These integrated solutions
will help our joint customers reduce data center complexity, lower
costs and achieve a more agile IT service delivery model. The tight
integration between Cisco and CA Technologies also will help customers
improve service assurance, performance, and security in increasingly
complex virtualized environments."
Peter Christy, co-founder, Principal of Internet Research Group: "There
is great value for customers in CA Technologies and Cisco collaborating
on systems management. Virtualization is changing the game. The Cisco
Unified Computing System exemplifies systems designed for
virtualization; CA Technologies' platform-agnostic view of systems
management fits perfectly with virtualized servers capable of
concurrently running applications on many different OS platforms.
Management tools that build on embedded management capabilities
reaching across servers, networks or storage will allow customers to
accelerate the transition to and leverage the benefits of Cisco's next
generation data center technologies."
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About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA's innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA to manage their evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA at www.ca.com. Follow CA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cainc.
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