ISLANDIA, N.Y., July 27, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced four innovative new and enhanced solutions, and a comprehensive initiative that will help leading-edge service providers (SPs) rapidly design and deliver new, high-margin cloud service offerings.
CA Technologies is enabling SPs to sell cloud-based services with a sustainable financial model that helps them drive revenue and efficiencies which can help build margin. The solutions and products also help SPs pursue this growth by allowing them to tailor their offerings to highly targeted customers, spanning large and small enterprises, and even consumers.
SPs continue to lead the way in cloud computing and enterprises of all sizes rely on these partners as they take their first steps toward the cloud. These SPs need solutions that help enable revenue and margin improvements, enable them to choose lucrative customer segments while drastically improving operational efficiency, minimizing security, compliance and availability risks, and better understanding the quality of service they deliver.
The new and updated CA Technologies offerings and programs help SPs deliver a cloud platform and more easily on-board customers.
“We’re committed to helping service providers unlock the full potential of cloud-based solutions for their customers,” said Adam Famularo, general manager, Cloud Strategy and Solutions, CA Technologies. “While other cloud computing approaches require building costly ‘cloud stacks’ with multiple products, layers and prohibitive pricing models, our unique approach frees service providers from vendor lock-in, and helps them improve margins, simplify the delivery of new services and provide a broad set of choices to help target specific markets with differentiated cloud services. We’re continuing to expand our ecosystem of cloud partners and solutions—which is a big benefit for SPs and enterprises alike.”
CA Technologies products and solutions announced today include:
Turnkey Cloud Computing Platform for SPs
Available today, the latest version of the CA AppLogic® 3.0 turnkey cloud platform, offers an application-centric, fast and easy approach for delivering infrastructure, tools, applications and virtual data centers in the cloud. SPs can use the CA AppLogic platform to add new revenue-driving services—independent of hypervisor technology—with dramatic speed, flexibility and choice.
CA AppLogic software 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 SPs to address more customers and architectures, and allows enterprises to protect their investments in VMware.
Additional new CA AppLogic features include:
• Global Fabric Controller: adds detection and inventory functions to radically simplify installation and help enable SPs to reduce operating costs.
• Open Virtualization Format (OVF): enables SPs to import workloads from VMware or Xen with a standards-based interchange format to simplify the delivery of new services and leverage existing investments.
• Role-based Access Controls: users and user groups can have distinct access levels to the system to help improve security and ease-of-use.
• International language support: now available in English, French, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.
“We have a long-standing relationship with CA Technologies providing CA AppLogic software for our enterprise-class cloud computing solutions including virtual private data centers (VPDCs) and on-demand cloud services,” said Kevin Van Mondfrans, senior director of Cloud Services at Layered Tech. “CA Technologies continues to demonstrate its commitment to Layered Tech and our customers by ensuring that CA AppLogic delivers the flexibility, scalability, protection and ease-of-use needed to keep pace with our rapidly growing VPDC and cloud services business.”
Additional New/Updated Cloud Computing Products for SPs
CA Technologies today also released a new set of automation, assurance and service management solutions with capabilities ideal for service providers.
CA Automation Suite for Clouds 1.0 : helps SPs maximize efficiencies by enabling automation of the service delivery process and of existing heterogeneous infrastructure including Cisco UCS, VCE Vblock infrastructure platforms, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, IBM LPARs and more. It supports end-user self-service and provides a catalog of applications and services that can be accessed through a secure, online portal, allowing the SP’s staff or clients to provision the resources needed to create and support desired services. Integrated, cloud-enabling capabilities include a self-service portal, on-demand provisioning, dynamic resource and workload management, service metering and billing, and role-based security.
CA NetQoS® Unified Communications Monitor 3.2 : allows SPs to offer voice and video management services, which helps SPs to ensure one of the most critical business services that IT supports. It also offers support for medianet-enabled Cisco devices, which helps organizations address and manage the ‘consumerization of IT’ and the rapidly growing use of video in the enterprise.
CA Business Service Insight 8.0 : this enhanced product is based on further development of CA Oblicore Guarantee™. It helps SPs manage and report on their service level commitments in clear, meaningful business terms. This transparency helps to reduce customer churn, improve customer close rates and reduce over-provisioning.
CA Cloud Market Accelerator Program for Service Providers
Today CA Technologies also unveiled its CA Cloud Market Accelerator Program for Service Providers, offering SP partners tools and resources for co-marketing, sales enablement and collaboration. The initiative is designed to support SPs through the process of developing and delivering cloud service offerings, helping to contribute to their success. It will also serve to continue to foster an extensive ecosystem of cloud service providers to help make the cloud-connected enterprise a reality.
Resources are available at www.ca.com/buildyourmargin and will include:
• Selling tools, materials and training
• Co-brandable marketing materials and demand generation campaign management resources
• Go-to-market planning tools and training
• Cloud Commons Knowledge Hub
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