The report also praised CA Technologies clear understanding of the agile IT-as-a-Service model with its integration of workload automation with process automation and service management.
“Serving over 2,500 global customers, CA Workload Automation is one of the premier products in this space,” said Torsten Volk, senior analyst at EMA Research. “CA Technologies provides a robust, versatile, scalable and high performance solution which convincingly ties workloads with corresponding business requirements. It provides health and performance information to the data center and affected line of business stakeholders, which are considered the final frontier of workload automation.”
The report also highlighted CA Technologies support from the cloud to heterogeneous environments in that, “CA Workload Automation is able to dynamically place workloads across physical, virtual, and cloud - public or private - environments based on cost and SLA considerations.”
“Our customers need a comprehensive WLA solution that allows them to process mission-critical workloads seamlessly, reliably and cost-effectively across mainframe, distributed and cloud environments,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “We are continuing to invest in this area to help them achieve their goals by leveraging dynamic workload provisioning, workload service management, self-service and process automation to make them more agile and efficient in managing critical workloads.”
The Radar for Workload Automation report was based on a comprehensive survey with over 600 data points. All survey questions were founded on customer feedback and vendor responses, and thoroughly verified by a series of product demonstrations and end customer interviews.
*Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) “Radar™ for Workload Automation (WLA): Q2 2012,” by Torsten Volk, June 2012.