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CA Technologies Unified Automation Changes the Game for IT Service Delivery

Integrated Infrastructure, Application and Service Automation Solutions Help Drive Business Innovation Faster and at a Lower Cost

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies today announced that customers such as Fibercorp Argentina, Devanlay and Logicalis UK, are rapidly adopting its Unified Automation solutions. The company's integrated Infrastructure, Application and Service Automation solutions are helping IT organizations to rapidly deliver services that drive business innovation faster and at a lower cost.

As IT continues to focus on delivering quality services, it wrestles with today's business reality: the need to do more with less. Due to reduced or flat budgets and increased costs, as well as complexity challenges, IT organizations are increasingly turning to automation to offer high quality services more quickly and at a reduced cost. CA Technologies Unified Automation solutions help customers reconcile these inconsistent forces and transform their IT service delivery.

"Our Unified Automation solutions offer a top-down, service-driven approach that helps accelerate and streamline holistic service delivery, enabling enterprises and service providers to more aggressively pursue new business opportunities—and win," said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies. "The solutions help customers realize new levels of speed, innovation and cost efficiencies, and move from managing infrastructure to optimizing the delivery of business services. This Business Service Innovation allows CIOs to realize the full benefit of their IT environment, and accelerate time to market for the business services that deliver innovation, business value and competitive advantage."

Changing the Game

According to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, "The tasks of the IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professional have become increasingly complex and susceptible to human error. This is a direct consequence of the sheer volume and diversity of business services and underlying IT infrastructure components. By masking IT's diversity and automating highly repetitive tasks, IT automation is the key to industrializing your operations to improve productivity and reduce costs."*

CA Technologies Unified Automation helps IT move beyond just optimizing infrastructure to also optimizing the applications and services that run on the infrastructure.The solutions provide visibility to the drivers and implications of change, and then add intelligence in order to make prescriptive recommendations for automating when and why changes occur, not just how.

Delivering Results

CA Technologies Unified Automation simplifies operations by abstracting and absorbing the complexity of diverse, heterogeneous platforms, methodologies and toolsets. The solutions also provide insight into current and future capital and operational costs with predictive analytics so customers can strategically plan investments.

Whether customers use the Infrastructure, Application and Service Automation solutions standalone or in combination, to support traditional or converged platforms like VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, they can achieve greater agility, productivity, visibility and control.

Infrastructure Automation

CA Server Automation, CA Client Automation, CA Network Automation and CA Automation Suite for Data Centers are designed specifically for virtualization and cloud computing, enabling customers to discover, provision and configure end-to-end infrastructure, including converged fabrics like VCE Vblock™, Cisco UCS and NetApp FlexPod™ to drive cost efficiency, service quality and agility.

For example, CA Network Automation helps reduce risk and improve IT efficiency by enabling organizations to better manage network configurations and changes – making it easier to automate common network operational tasks, identify and remediate hard-to-find configuration problems, and help meet compliance requirements.

"We are excited to begin using both CA Network Automation and CA Automation Suite for Clouds," states Diego Castro Cao, CTO, Fibercorp Argentina. "These solutions will help us to more efficiently manage our network and IT infrastructure, and offer new cloud-based services to our clients."

Application Automation

The CA AppLogic® cloud computing platform, CA Workload Automation, CA Configuration Automation and CA Capacity Management help customers discover, assemble, provision, configure and run jobs for applications to achieve greater speed, service quality and efficiency.

For example, in the last nine months, more than 60 new customers have selected CA Workload Automation. In the same time period, more than 200 customers have expanded their use of the solution, which provides the ability to initiate, monitor and manage workloads in private, public and hybrid clouds for increased agility and better business outcomes. CA Workload Automation now also supports VCE Vblock Platforms.

"CA Workload Automation's ease-of-use and speed of deployment convinced us that it would be the best solution for optimizing our global production planning," said Laurent Caroujat, operations manager in Devanlay's Information Systems Department. "It is an extremely effective planning tool, which has enabled us to manage event planning more efficiently. Because CA Workload Automation was quick and easy to deploy, we soon established our e-commerce business and were technically operational within a matter of days."

In addition, in the past three months, nearly 20 new service provider, enterprise, and ISV customers have chosen the CA AppLogic platform to transform how they deliver application and cloud services. This included the largest CA AppLogic deal to date. In the same time period, 10 new customers, as well as many existing customers, have chosen the latest release of CA Capacity Management to help them make more informed IT decisions, mitigate risks and manage their data center operations more effectively.

"ViaWest chose the CA AppLogic platform and CA Process Automation for KINECTed™ Cloud - Innovator because the solutions allow us to deploy an IaaS cloud very quickly while also providing the ability to easily add additional services at an attractive price point," said Jason Carolan, vice president of Product Development, ViaWest. "For customers looking for a turn-key, yet sophisticated self-service user experience, CA Technologies solutions satisfy that. Developers enjoy the fact that the CA AppLogic platform allows them to become more agile and operate more efficiently by quickly and easily designing and testing complex applications with the exact middleware and system configuration they will have in production."

Service Automation

CA Automation Suite for Clouds, CA Process Automation and CA Service Catalog automate and orchestrate the delivery of IT and business services across heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud resources.

For example, CA Automation Suite for Clouds 1.5 is designed to help customers deliver cloud services, so they can accelerate time to market and get applications into production more quickly. This new release supports VCE Vblock Platforms and adds enhanced cloud management, security and orchestration capabilities to further unify cloud automation and simplify the management of multiple clouds in a single interface.

"We selected CA Automation Suite for Clouds as our preferred private cloud solution because it helps customers optimize resource utilization and reduce costs by automating the entire cloud service workflow and lifecycle," said Chris Gabriel, marketing director, Logicalis UK. "Our strategy is to allow customers to focus on the delivery of services, rather than managing an underlying cloud infrastructure. Only CA Technologies has the same vision and ability to deliver solutions that enable this significant and important transition."

CA Technologies Unified Automation solutions are available now from CA Technologies; the channel partners of CA Technologies, Cisco, NetApp and VCE, among others; and via the Cloud Commons® Marketplace. To learn more, please visit booth #G18 at Cisco Live in London, January 30-February 2, watch a demonstration, or visit ca.com/UnifiedAutomation and ca.com/VCE.

* "The Total Economic Impact of CA Unified Automation", a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies, January 2012.

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