CA Technologies and VCE Form Global Strategic Alliance
Integrated Solutions for Vblock Infrastructure Platforms Help Enable Cloud Adoption
May 04, 2011
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CA Technologies and VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, announced a global strategic alliance to deliver integrated private cloud solutions for VCE’s Vblock Infrastructure Platforms that help customers increase agility, reduce risk and lower costs.

Initially the alliance will focus on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment and management, and migration of Tier 1, integral enterprise applications to the Vblock platform.

VCE’s standardized converged infrastructure platform is a foundational building block for cloud computing that helps customers rapidly realize the benefits of applications running in a virtualized environment. VCE and CA Technologies plan to certify a broad portfolio of CA Technologies service management, service assurance, service automation, virtualization management, capacity management, and security solutions for use on and with Vblock platforms.

“CA Technologies-ready” Vblock platforms are planned to include orchestration connectors for the company’s solutions, such as CA Service Catalog, CA Process Automation and CA Spectrum® Service Assurance. This framework is expected to allow customers to leverage ready-to-use, integrated solutions to help make it easier to provision, orchestrate, manage and secure application workloads and services on a Vblock architecture.

The initial planned offerings will focus on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment and management, and migration of Tier 1, integral enterprise applications to the Vblock platform. These offerings will extend the proven delivery capabilities of the Vblock platform, help drive quicker adoption of the converged infrastructure platform and help lower operating costs by providing robust application and service lifecycle management.

Most CIOs aim to use VDI to gain efficiencies and agility for their end-user computing infrastructure; however these solutions require sophisticated and flexible automation, and other management capabilities. Together, CA Technologies and VCE will plan to deliver self-service automation, orchestration, and accounting capabilities that deliver a reliable and scalable VDI solution. The planned solution will feature CA Process Automation, CA Service Catalog, connectors, workflows, and VDI capacity planning services.

The application migration capabilities CA Technologies delivers will help address one of the biggest challenges CIOs face today: how to modernize application architectures and platforms, and migrate them to next-generation virtualized and cloud infrastructures. Whether migrating from either distributed physical to virtual systems, or from departmental to converged infrastructures, the CA Technologies solutions, coupled with the Vblock platform, will help deliver repeatable, consistent results and predictable application performance. The planned application migration solution will be based on CA Capacity Management capabilities from Hyperformix, a recent CA Technologies acquisition.

Both offerings are targeted for availability in late June 2011.

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