CA Datacom® Version 14.0 for z/OS GA Customer Installations and Migrations are Underway!
CA Datacom Version 14.0 has been generally available (GA) since November 2011, and customer installations and migration to CA Datacom Version 14.0 are underway and the feedback has been positive. Customers who are able to take advantage of the zIIP utilization improvements are seeing reduced CPU utilization (nearing 50%) and improved cost savings. Please refer to the CA Datacom/DB Version 14.0 Release Notes for a complete list of enhancements, benefits and additional information. An updated CA Datacom/DB product brief is coming to the CA Datacom page on ca.com soon.
New features for CA Datacom 14.0 include a new release of the core CA Datacom product family components (DB, DD, DQ, SQL, Presspack and FastRestore). CA Datacom/DB Version 14.0 expands zIIP exploitation, fully supports CA Mainframe Software Manager™, and adds significant productivity, availability and open access enhancements to address your organizations online and batch processing, transactions from the Web, and other distributed access. We also encourage you to visit the CA Datacom/DB product information page on the CA Support Online website at CA Datacom for more information.
To obtain your copy of CA Datacom/DB 14.0, contact CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see the CA Support Phone Directory for the local number in your country. You may also download this product online through CA Support Online.
We recommend that you use CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM) to download and install CA Datacom/DB 14.0. CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM) is a web-based application that simplifies the management of CA mainframe products on z/OS systems. As CA Technologies products adopt the services provided by CA MSM, you can acquire, install, and maintain them in a common way. CA Datacom/DB can be acquired, installed, deployed and maintained using CA MSM today. Please visit CA Mainframe Software Manager to learn more about the new features provided by CA MSM.
CA Ideal™ for CA Datacom® Version 14.0 - General Availability
We are pleased to announce that Version 14.0 of CA Ideal for CA Datacom became GA in 2011. Go to the product page on support.ca.com to see the details of what features are included.
CA Datacom® Server Version 14.0 for z/OS is Generally Available
We are pleased to announce that CA Datacom Server Version 14.0 for z/OS became GA in 2011. Login to support.ca.com and go to the product page for details.
CA Datacom® DL1 Transparency Product Announcement
We are pleased to announce that CA Datacom DL1 Transparency Version 12.0 is now GA as of December 2011. CA Datacom DL1 Transparency Version 12.0 is a major release level with the primary purpose of taking advantage of the new features and functions that are incorporated into CA Datacom®/DB Version 12.0. Click here to see the detailed announcement.
CA Datacom® Announced End of Service Dates
During CA World® 2011, CA development and support reviewed with customers the planned end of service (EOS) dates for the following releases which have already been replaced by newer GA releases. In addition, individual end of service letters were mailed to
licensed customers. These end of service announcements include:
- CA Datacom® core products Version 11.0 for z/OS (including all related service packs, base and SP1-SP5). See a copy of the announcement at RI18617.
- CA Datacom® Fast Restore Version 10.0. See a copy of the announcement at RI18619.
- CA Datacom® Presspack Version 9.0. See a copy of the announcement at RI18618.
- CA Datacom® Resource Analyzer Version 9.0. See a copy of the announcement at RI18621.
CA Extended Support enables you to continue to benefit from CA Support on your timetable for upgrades or product transitions after product support is discontinued for the product release you are using. For additional questions or to purchase a CA Support maintenance tier or offering, please contact your CA Account Team or call +1 800 225-5224.
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