CA Technologies Unveils Next-Generation Mainframe Management
November 16, 2011
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CA Technologies announced its Next-Generation Mainframe Management strategy, designed to address the most pressing customer needs to reduce costs, sustain critical skills, and increase IT agility in the hybrid data center and the cloud.

“Our Next-Generation Mainframe Management strategy focuses on increasing IT agility by delivering ground-breaking innovation across every facet of mainframe management,” said Dayton Semerjian, GM, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “This strategic focus also expands our cross-enterprise management capabilities, to help accelerate cost savings and improve productivity as the IT workforce converges from platform-based silos into a unified management team.”

With the Next-Generation Mainframe Management strategy, CA Technologies plans to deliver innovative solutions that:

• Embrace the IBM zEnterprise hybrid architecture.

• Enable the mainframe in private and hybrid clouds.

• Empower the multi-platform, converging IT workforce.

• Extend management to support multi-vendor environments.

Enhancements to CA Technologies mainframe solutions include:

• Expanding its revolutionary management workspace, CA Mainframe Chorus, a graphically rich, role-based approach to managing mainframe workloads, to include:
− Two new roles for Security and Compliance and Storage Management, announced today;
− New releases of the Chorus platform and the DB2 for z/OS Database Management role, also announced today.
− The base for development of seamless, cross-platform management solutions.

• Integrating cross-platform management for application performance and process automation, to help IT proactively manage services across the enterprise. For example, with the CA Cross Enterprise Application Performance Management solution, IT can trace transactions through distributed and mainframe environments, across virtualized and physical systems within the firewall and into the cloud.

Future plans include creating a design and private/hybrid cloud platform designed to enable System z customers to build and manage services that help:

• Reduce operations costs and time-to-value for new applications.

• Add portability and interoperation of management applications across the enterprise and with service providers.

• Provide mainframe-based, cross-platform business service innovation to truly enable enterprise cloud computing.

With its comprehensive management strategy, CA Technologies deepens its commitment to deliver innovative solutions designed to increase IT agility now and into the future, and help customers control costs and sustain critical skills including:

• Mainframe Value Program, a free assessment that helps customers maximize the value of the CA software they already own.

• Mainframe Software Rationalization Program, which helps organizations minimize costs by consolidating multiple vendors’ software into a standardized, integrated management stack.

• Support for specialty processors and zLinux, enabling customers to realize additional cost savings.

• Modernizing and simplifying mainframe management for the converging IT workforce with its CA Mainframe Software Manager and CA Mainframe Chorus.

• Delivering education via the CA Mainframe Academy for the next-generation IT workforce.

This news supports customers as they transition from simply managing IT to delivering business services. CA Technologies applies a unique value roadmap to each customer’s business goals to deliver Business Service Innovation: new levels of speed, innovation, performance and cost/risk efficiencies.

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