Acceleration Services help extend the value of your solution by implementing additional functionality and/or configurations that can respond or expand to your requirements. Designed for quick deployment, Acceleration Services include enabling features available in the core solutions and adding modules, Packaged Work Products or other elements to enhance the capabilities of the core solution. The following Acceleration Services are available:
Data Integration Acceleration Service
Integrate the solution with performance management and/or configuration management systems not directly supported by the OOTB product. This service identifies and validates your unique data collection requirements, designs data adapters to integrate infrastructure management systems to the solution and configures CA Data Manager to automatically extract, translate and load data from data sources. CA Data Manager is a data warehousing tool that collects and stores various kinds of data. It collects this data from system management tools from a variety of widely-used products. CA Data Manager connects to these data sources through various means to collect, normalize and store the data in the CA Data Manager database. its bundled with several data adapters, and it is possible to configure custom data adapters that gather data from sources other than those directly supported OOTB.
Capacity Reporting Acceleration Service
Extend the Foundation Service by configuring reports and dashboards to satisfy reporting requirements not met by OOTB product features. CA Services reviews client requirements to identify and define report views needed to supplement Foundationlevel reporting capabilities and then works with clients to design, implement, test and document the extended reporting capability.
Practice Enablement Acceleration Service
Extend the Foundation Service by providing “how to” guidance in the approach and procedures for the solution to address particular capacity management activities and use cases within the customer’s environment. The use cases addressed by this service are typically beyond the knowledge of CA Education and CA Support, so clients benefit from expanded knowledge transfer and mentoring from CA Services Consultants.
Common use cases that may be enabled by this acceleration service include:
- Model “what if” scenarios with CA Capacity Manager
- Application sizing with CA Performance Optimizer
- Provide guidance and assistance with capacity planning and predictive analysis activities, such as identification of key performance indicators, selection of data sampling intervals, data collection and analysis, establishing sensible reporting thresholds, identifying baselines and profiles, model construction and validation, model refinement and calibration, defining and managing modeling scenarios and results interpretation.