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CA's Support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Facilitates Automating and Managing Applications Across Existing Internal Resources and the AWS Cloud

CA's Enterprise IT Management Solutions Help Customers Achieve Lean IT by Extending the Enterprise to Amazon EC2

ISLANDIA, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Next Generation Data Center Expo) - CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) announces that it is bringing enhanced automation and management of existing internal IT infrastructures and external cloud services to the enterprise. CA's Business-Driven Automation, Service Management, Application Performance Management, and Database Management solutions now support the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). CA also plans to extend the capabilities of several Systems Management solutions to support Amazon EC2. The power and flexibility to manage applications in the Amazon EC2 environment as an extension of their enterprise helps customers achieve Lean IT.

"To further maximize the benefits of cloud computing many enterprises want management capabilities that allow them to discover, monitor and provision their physical and virtualized resources as a unified set of integrated services," said David Williams, research vice president, Gartner, Inc. "At the same time, as infrastructure components move into the cloud, enterprises must manage the transaction flow of business-critical applications across physical, virtual and cloud environments in order to effectively measure service quality levels."

The support of CA Spectrum(R) Automation Manager, CA CMDB, CA Service Desk Manager, CA Wily Introscope(R), and CA Insight(TM) Database Performance Manager (DPM) for Amazon EC2 can enable customers to achieve Lean IT by helping them to:

  • increase efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes, improving server utilization, and optimizing energy consumption patterns by provisioning capacity to Amazon EC2;
  • reduce risk by automating rapid, policy-based responses to changing business demands, facilitating improved security and compliance;
  • improve end-user response times and service performance across existing infrastructure and Amazon EC2 while triaging bottlenecks by monitoring transactions across these infrastructure components.

"By recognizing the benefits of the cloud and taking steps to manage it as a critical component of their IT architectures, enterprises can accelerate IT's potential to transform business," said Stephen Elliot, vice president of Strategy for CA's Infrastructure Management and Automation business unit. "Extending our management solutions to include Amazon EC2 helps customers achieve Lean IT by delivering unprecedented agility and efficiency between existing internal infrastructure and Amazon EC2."

"As more enterprises embrace cloud services as a solution to cost-effectively optimize the supply of IT resources, many are interested in comprehensive management capabilities between existing internal infrastructure and the cloud," said Terry Wise, director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services. "We are pleased to be working with CA to help our mutual customers take advantage of Amazon EC2 as a simple extension of their enterprise IT infrastructure."

CA's Business-Driven Automation strategy is designed to provide IT organizations the flexibility to respond to changing business demands as they occur. CA Spectrum Automation Manager provides full support of Amazon EC2 resources. The integration of the two solutions can help organizations realize the cost savings, scalability and improved service quality that cloud computing offers. By using informed automation and process automation, CA Spectrum Automation Manager allows customers to dynamically and rapidly respond to fluctuations in resource demand through automatic provisioning and configuration of Amazon EC2 resources.

Further integration with CA Service Desk Manager (that includes CA CMDB) governs the change and configuration management process for provisioned Amazon EC2 resources. CA Service Desk Manager allows IT organizations to track change requests to help facilitate compliance with business best practices, ITIL process models, and regulatory rules and procedures. Adding Amazon EC2 infrastructure to the 360-degree view of individual infrastructure components lets CA Service Desk Manager perform impact analysis on planned changes to help avoid business disruptions.

The support of CA Wily Introscope, a key component of the CA Wily Application Performance Management solution, for Amazon EC2 allows enterprises to maintain the visibility of transactions and business processes through internal physical or virtual systems and their external cloud resources hosted on Amazon EC2. CA Wily Introscope helps customers ensure that applications address business and service level goals by helping them to proactively identify, triage and resolve performance problems before end users are impacted.

Customers can gain even more benefits by using CA Spectrum Automation Manager and CA Insight DPM in conjunction with CA Wily Introscope. Using real-time application and database performance metrics enables enterprises to make infrastructure provisioning decisions with the end user in mind. The integration of these solutions can help customers achieve Lean IT by eliminating waste and increasing efficiency.

CA Insight DPM helps customers improve availability and performance of databases running in physical, virtual and/or Amazon EC2 environments. Customers can now place their databases in the cloud and continue to proactively manage their performance.

To provide additional business value, CA also plans to architect several of its Systems Management solutions to support the Amazon EC2. For example, updates to CA eHealth(R) Performance Manager, CA Spectrum(R) Infrastructure Manager, and CA NSM currently planned will provide customers the ability to remotely monitor the health and performance of Amazon Web Services-based resources as an integrated and natural extension of existing in-house IT infrastructure.

For more information about CA's solutions for managing cloud computing environments, please visit http://www.ca.com/cloud.

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