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Survey Shows Cloud Computing Elevating the Role of IT: Focus on Business Strategy and Innovation

March 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Survey Shows Cloud Computing Elevating the Role of IT: Focus on Business Strategy and Innovation 

Hosting ToolboxISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today released a study indicating that cloud computing is enabling a more central role for IT in shaping business strategy and driving innovation.  The vast majority of survey respondents (96 percent) believes the primary role of IT has changed over the past five years, and 71 percent expect that trend to continue over the next two years.  The study, which was conducted by IDG Research Services and sponsored by CA Technologies, polled 200 IT managers in the U.S. and Europe.

More than half (54 percent) of the respondents acknowledge the current value of IT is largely defined by its role as owner and operator of IT infrastructure; however, respondents believe within two years, the primary value of IT will come from managing the IT supply chain. Fifty percent of those surveyed indicate that an increase in cloud-based services, particularly those that were formerly managed in-house, has contributed to this evolution. Read more

CA Expands Offerings for Unified Business Service Assurance and Automation for Next-Generation Virtualized Data Centers and Private Clouds

July 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on CA Expands Offerings for Unified Business Service Assurance and Automation for Next-Generation Virtualized Data Centers and Private Clouds 

Webmaster ToolsISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced an innovative strategy for optimizing IT services by improving the management of next-generation virtualized data centers and private clouds. CA’s solution for unified business service assurance and automation will involve coupling comprehensive availability and performance management for VMware vSphere(TM) 4 environments and Cisco virtualized network switches.

CA is broadening the scope of CA Spectrum(R) Infrastructure Manager, CA eHealth(R) Performance Manager and CA Spectrum Automation Manager to encompass in one fully-integrated, end-to-end management solution both physical and virtual server and network environments, as well as databases, voice and unified communications systems, and other networked applications. The products are being enhanced to support VMware vSphere 4 and the Cisco Nexus(R) 1000V distributed virtual software switch, which is an integrated option in VMware vSphere 4. The extensive solution will help enable customers to easily and coherently manage these environments through one user interface and within a powerful unified information model. This will help customers achieve Lean IT by speeding time to problem identification and resolution.

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