CA Technologies and Cisco Collaborate to Optimize Virtualized Data Center
Management Capabilities

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
          entire infrastructure

       -  CA Spectrum(R) Infrastructure Manager - An integrated management
          solution for fault isolation and root cause analysis, and network
          configuration management

    -  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
       productivity.

    -  The integrated solution enables the deployment of new computing
       approaches within existing processes, with reduced operational
       overhead.

       -  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.

    Supporting Quotes:

      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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