TechTarget - Ed Scannell – 5/1/18
As corporate IT departments rapidly shift mission-critical workloads to the cloud, systems management software vendors have responded by reconstructing their product portfolios.
"It's a legitimate question," said Ayman Sayed, co-president and chief product officer at CA Technologies, based in New York. "Best way to say it is we compete against those shifting away from managing systems and infrastructure and going toward AI-driven, end-to-end offerings that cross over both cloud and on-prem platforms."
Over the past couple of years, CA -- which for decades made a healthy living selling proprietary mainframe tools and applications -- has embarked on a mission to reinvent its business by developing or acquiring several cloud-based software development and management companies. What has given CA credence in selling cloud-focused systems management software is the fact its customers are going through the same changes in transitioning their business models.