CA Technologies Expands Mainframe Linux Management Portfolio
New Releases and Strategic Partnerships with INNOVATION Data Processing and Velocity Software Help Customers Optimize Linux Management
Orlando, FL, August 8, 2011 –Today at SHARE’s bi-annual user conference for enterprise technology professionals, CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced a new release of the CA VM:Manager™ Suite for Linux on System z and a new capability for CA Solve Operations Automation. The company also announced partnerships with INNOVATION Data Processing and Velocity Software that are designed to help customers increase cost savings by optimizing Linux management.
With Linux continuing to be one of the fastest growing segments of the Mainframe market, customers are looking for solutions to optimize management of their Linux applications and resources in mainframe and hybrid computing environments.
The new products add important new capabilities that broaden CA Technologies existing portfolio of cross-enterprise Linux management software for System z and distributed systems in solution areas including Security, Performance Management, Workload Automation, Storage Management, Event Automation, Application Development and Data Transport.
“Linux on System z and the z/VM virtualization technology comprise a growing percentage of the MIPS being shipped because they help IT do more with less, and extend the business value of mainframe technology across the enterprise,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “These significant additions to our Linux Management suite, including best in class partner solutions, help support the economies of scale customers are looking to achieve.”
The new release of the CA VM:Manager™ Suite includes enhancements across product areas, which extend integrated management capabilities designed to control costs, improve performance, increase user productivity and more efficiently manage and secure z/VM systems that support Linux on System z. It also adds tape management capabilities for Linux on System z, along with improvements that help CA Technologies customers install, deploy and service their CA z/VM products quickly and more effectively.
The company also introduced a new capability in CA Solve Operations Automation: the means to manage Linux applications as if they were System z applications, thereby reducing the need for mainframe Linux operations expertise.
“Companies are increasingly realizing that Wintel scale-out is only part of the answer to today’s IT workloads, and that Linux should be part of the mix, due to manageability and cost savings that can be made,” said Clive Longbottom, Service Director, Business Process Analysis, Quocirca LTD. “Clients want vendors that provide a full-suite of management and security products that help clients rapidly deliver secure Linux across their whole IT estate, including System z services.”
To further enhance the Linux management suite, CA Technologies has signed licensing and distribution agreements with two leading Linux management companies to sell:
• INNOVATION Data Processing’s UPSTREAM for Linux on Z and UPSTREAM for UNIX on z/OS UNIX: helps save time and money by providing easy-to-use data protection, allowing z/OS storage managers to use their mainframe expertise to centrally manage storage in hybrid mainframe and distributed environments without being UNIX file system experts.
• Velocity Software’s zVPS™ Performance Suite: helps IT organizations optimize performance and costs via graphical, real-time access to detailed performance data and analysis of z/VM and Linux on System z performance.
“We are pleased that CA Technologies is extending its comprehensive Linux for System z management offering,” said David Boyes, President and CTO, Sine Nomine Associates, a research and development company. “The rapid growth of the mainframe Linux environment makes delivering this level of value-added management solution a priority.”
SHARE attendees will be able to see demonstrations of CA Technologies Mainframe products, including its management solutions for Mainframe Linux in booth 316.
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