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CA Pledges Day One Support Of IBM’s Newly Announced System z9 Integrated Information Processor


Next-Generation IT Management Solutions Will Enable Customers To Fully Leverage Enhanced Processing Power.

ISLANDIA, N.Y., January 26, 2006 – CA (NYSE: CA) today pledged “day one” support, and plans for early exploitation of IBM’s newly announced System z9 Integrated Information Processor (zIIP), a specialty engine that will run portions of eligible workloads designed to help free up general computing capacity on the IBM System z9 mainframe.

In exploiting zIIP, CA will enable customers to effectively manage and leverage enterprise computing environments that include zIIP resources. CA also will take advantage of zIIP to increase the capabilities and improve the TCO of many of its industry-leading solutions, including its security and systems management software, mainframe DBMS, and DB2 tools.

By providing day one support for zIIP, CA will ensure that its customers can immediately take advantage of the new processor’s capabilities to cost effectively manage scalability and application performance — while maintaining rigorous information security and protecting business continuity.

“IBM’s zIIP processor is designed to improve the scalability and performance of both core business applications and enterprise IT management tools running on the mainframe,” said Russell Artzt, executive vice president of products at CA. “CA is committed to helping our customers get maximum value from their investment in zIIP technology.”

CA also will provide tools that help customers leverage zIIP and other technologies to help secure and optimize the performance and scalability of XML, Java and other Web services in the mainframe environment.

“CA has a history of providing support for new technologies from IBM,” said Terri Virnig, vice president of IBM System z. “We welcome CA’s participation in the introduction of this exciting mainframe enhancement. We expect that zIIP will help the global mainframe community transform their information assets into actionable intelligence to drive business value.”

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