CA Technologies Turnkey Cloud Platform Powers ViaWest’s New KINECTed™ Cloud – Innovator Service
CA AppLogic® Software and CA Process Automation Help ViaWest Drive New Revenue and Build Margin by Optimizing Complex Virtual Application Development
ISLANDIA, N.Y. – November 2, 2011 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that ViaWest, one of the largest privately owned data center and managed services providers in North America, is using the CA AppLogic® turnkey cloud platform and CA Process Automation as the backbone of its new Xen-based KINECTed™ Cloud – Innovator service.
Developed with and delivered on the CA AppLogic platform, KINECTed™ Cloud – Innovator provides software developers with a flexible, customizable and secure on-demand infrastructure with the scalability, storage and computing power needed to build and test new environments.
The new ViaWest service offering combines the CA AppLogic platform, CA Process Automation, and an integrated customer-accessible service catalog to deliver a comprehensive packaged cloud solution. This enables ViaWest to:
• Quickly create, deploy and offer new business services through the cloud;
• On-board new customers quickly and easily;
• Offer a Web-based front-end for self-service purchase and delivery;
• Automate “pay-as-you-go” billing, cost allocations & chargebacks; and
• Integrate back office functions for more efficient customer management.
ViaWest customers benefit through access to Web-based self-service ordering, automated configuration and deployment, scalable, secure, and managed environments, and unique customer-defined offerings based upon their specific requirements.
KINECTed™ Cloud – Innovator complements ViaWest’s hybrid services portfolio, offering a comprehensive suite of solutions from test/dev to production, and from managed services to colocation, complex hosting and more.
“ViaWest chose the CA AppLogic platform and CA Process Automation for KINECTed™ Cloud - Innovator because the solutions allow us to deploy an IaaS cloud very quickly while also providing the ability to easily add additional services at an attractive price point,” said Jason Carolan, vice president of Product Development, ViaWest. “For customers looking for a turn-key, yet sophisticated self-service user experience, CA Technologies solutions satisfy that. Developers enjoy the fact that the CA AppLogic platform allows them to become more agile and operate more efficiently by quickly and easily designing and testing complex applications with the exact middleware and system configuration they will have in production.”
The CA AppLogic platform offers an application-centric approach for delivering infrastructure, tools, applications and virtual data centers in the cloud. Service providers can use the platform to add new services — driving new revenue — independent of hypervisor technology—with dramatic speed, flexibility and choice. The CA AppLogic platform sets a new standard for fast business service creation with support for multiple hypervisors in the same grid, including VMware ESX and Xen. This enables service providers to address more customers and architectures, and allows enterprises to protect their investments in VMware.
“The CA Technologies-powered KINECTed™ Cloud – Innovator service helps ViaWest drive new revenue and build margin,” said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies. “Our cloud platform and integrated automation offerings help ViaWest improve operational efficiency and reduce risks. They also help simplify the delivery of services and provide a broad set of choices for targeting specific markets with differentiated cloud services.”
John Greer, systems architect, ViaWest, will discuss the company’s use of the CA AppLogic platform and CA Process Automation during his CA World presentation ViaWest Delivers the Cloud.
For more information about the CA AppLogic cloud platform, please visit:
• CA AppLogic Solution Overview
• CA AppLogic Press Kit
• CA Cloud Storm Chasers Blog
• @CA_Cloud on Twitter
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