CA Technologies and Citrix Team Up on Cloud Management
October 17, 2012
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Today at Citrix Synergy, CA Technologies and Citrix announced that they are partnering to help enterprises and service providers increase agility and productivity by providing additional management and monitoring capabilities on top of Citrix cloud and desktop virtualization solutions.

The first area of collaboration between the two companies focuses on leveraging CA Technologies management solutions to provide in-depth insight and control of public and private clouds built on Citrix Cloud Platform technologies.

This focus will initially include the following:

• CA Nimsoft Monitor support for Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, and Citrix XenServer to provide performance and availability monitoring of remote, secured hosted cloud deployments.

• CA Automation Suite for Clouds support of Citrix CloudPlatform to offer self-service provisioning, orchestration and process automation, as well as metering and chargeback of infrastructure resources.

• CA Server Automation, embedded in CA Automation Suite for Clouds, supports XenServer orchestration.

The second area of collaboration focuses on leveraging CA Technologies management solutions to provide consistent lifecycle management, monitoring, and service level visibility for Citrix virtual app and desktop solutions.

This focus will initially include the following:

• CA Nimsoft Monitor for VDI support for Citrix XenDesktop to offer end-to-end visibility and service quality monitoring of health, availability and performance of the entire VDI implementation – from virtual desktop application tiers to the underlying hardware infrastructure.

• CA Client Automation and CA Virtual Desktop Automation support for Citrix XenDesktop to provide a consistent management infrastructure for the lifecycle of both virtual and physical desktops.

• CA Infrastructure Management support of Citrix XenDesktop deployments to provide performance, availability, flow, capacity, and application response management data regarding the underlying infrastructure.

“The collaboration with Citrix is focused on enabling IT to deliver quality services across Citrix CloudPlatform and Citrix XenDesktop environments,” said Peter Griffiths, executive vice president, Enterprise Solutions and Technology Group, CA Technologies. “We look forward to working with Citrix to deliver end-to-end performance management and automation for Citrix-centric clouds, data center and network environments.”

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