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CA announces integrated enterprise management solutions for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007


Unified Insight into Assets and Performance Enable IT Organizations To Improve Service Levels and Operational Efficiency.
At the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego today, CA announced two management solutions that enable IT organizations to improve service levels and operational productivity by unifying insight into technology assets and application performance issues across their heterogeneous enterprise computing environments.

CA Asset Adapter for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 helps organizations take full advantage of their Microsoft SMS investment by providing customers with a unified view of all enterprise IT resources. CA Wily Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 expands Introscope’s support for Microsoft systems management solutions. Wily Introscope also supports CA Unicenter NSM, as well as other systems management tools.

“To get the most value out of their technology investments, IT organizations need complete, holistic insight into their assets and application performance across the enterprise,” said Carl Coken, director of the Strategic Alliances Management & Solutions Division at Microsoft Corp. “These integrations ensure customers who have invested in CA’s asset and service management solutions can gain access to the wealth of asset data within Microsoft SMS. The CA Wily Management Pack enables customers of Wily Introscope to integrate their information about Java application servers into System Center Operations Manager 2007 further broadening our reach into non-Microsoft environments.”

CA Asset Adapter for Microsoft SMS

The combined pressures of increased audits, executive accountability, government regulations, risk mitigation and budget limitations have pushed IT asset management to the top of many IT organization’s “to-do” lists. These organizations often struggle with reporting and decision-making due to the fragmented nature of asset information across the enterprise. CA’s Asset Adapter for Microsoft SMS allows asset information to be consolidated and normalized-providing a single view for management, analysis and reporting on Windows and non-Windows assets.

CA Asset Adapter for Microsoft SMS transfers SMS inventory data into CA’s enterprise management database where it can be used by a full range of CA’s integrated enterprise management solutions-including Unicenter Service Desk, Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management, CA CMDB, and Unicenter Asset Management. These products address such critical disciplines as service and support, software compliance, service management, lease and contract management, financial management, and decision support.

CA Wily Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

The new CA Wily Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 is available exclusively through CA Wily professional services. The Management Pack allows IT staff to integrate select metrics collected by Wily Introscope from enterprise applications, connected back-end systems and middleware into the Operations Manager console to create a unified view of performance and availability. This will benefit businesses by providing IT staff with real-time performance data and analysis to help them identify and eliminate the root-cause of performance issues that occur within their heterogeneous application environments.

Wily Introscope provides automatic discovery and real-time monitoring of key applications and software components such as Java JVMs, .NET CLRs, databases and messaging middleware such as IBM WebSphere MQ.

Wily Introscope supports applications running on all leading application servers such as Microsoft .NET 1.1 and 2.0, IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, Sun Java System Application Server 7, Oracle Application Server, Fujitsu Interstage, ATG Dynamo, JBoss Application Server, Macromedia Jrun and SAP NetWeaver. It also supports applications deployed on all leading operating systems including Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and IBM AIX, AS/400, and z/OS.

“CA continues to work closely with Microsoft to provide solutions that fully take advantage of investments in Microsoft management tools, while also gaining a truly unified view of resources, issues and events across the enterprise,” said Jacob Lamm, senior vice president and general manager of CA’s BSO business unit. “By implementing our complementary, best-of-breed solutions, our mutual customers can better meet business needs while reducing technology ownership costs.”


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