CA Technologies Implements IBM® zEnterprise™ Mainframe and BladeCenter Extension to Develop New Solutions in Hybrid Environment
Will Integrate Management Across Mainframe and Distributed Systems to Help Customers Lower IT Costs
ISLANDIA, N.Y., – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that it has installed the new IBM® zEnterprise™ mainframe (z196) and its BladeCenter® Extension (zBX), and will use the hybrid environment to help customers leverage the cost and efficiency benefits of cross-enterprise management by developing new solutions and providing for interoperability between key products in CA Technologies extensive mainframe and distributed software portfolio.
CA Technologies is already using the new zEnterprise 196 mainframe server — powered by the world’s fastest microprocessors running at 5.2 Gigahertz and the IBM Smart Analytic Optimizer integrated into the IBM zEnterprise System with the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX).
CA Technologies also plans to use zBX to provide solutions to help customers manage integrated workloads that span both mainframe and distributed platforms.
“zEnterprise can help IT organizations deliver on their mandate to lower costs, while continuing to offer the highest quality of service by extending the virtues of the mainframe to distributed computing,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “By providing a cross-enterprise view of areas like application performance management and workload automation, we are strengthening that value proposition for our customers.”
Semerjian addresses the impact of zEnterprise on the IT landscape in his keynote, “The Future is Now: Next Generation Management”, presented today at SHARE’s bi-annual user conference.
“Since the mainframe is an ideal platform for cloud computing, customers can also benefit from the hybrid zEnterprise architecture in implementing their cross-platform cloud strategies,” continued Semerjian.
According to a recent independent study sponsored by CA Technologies, 80 percent of respondents named the mainframe as an important part of their current business strategy, and 73 percent as part of their cloud plans.
“zEnterprise provides an integrated, hybrid hardware platform that brings together the IBM zEnterprise mainframe servers with select IBM Power7 blades and other workload optimized systems,” said Greg Lotko, vice president and business line executive, IBM System z. “We are pleased that CA Technologies has participated in our early adopter program, and continues to support our efforts to extend the tried and true System z qualities of service and management capabilities to our new system for our mutual clients.”
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