CA Technologies Addresses Complexity Surrounding ‘Cloud Choice’July 29, 2011
Business demand for rapid time-to-market and lower operational costs is driving cloud computing adoption and creating tremendous choice around cloud services available today. CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA – News) is helping simplify "cloud choice" with new and updated products and solutions for enterprises and service providers. The capabilities announced today advance the company’s strategy to enable cloud use and help both enterprise and service provider customers quickly deploy business services with the cost-efficiencies offered by cloud.
The term "cloud choice" describes the growing heterogeneity that includes traditional, cloud and hybrid application environments. Enterprises face a big decision today – if and when to move an application to the cloud. Once the decision is made to use cloud, enterprises must then select the right type of cloud – public, private, hybrid – based on the application and its current and future requirements….
In order to make the right cloud choice for the business, management and security must be at the forefront of any consideration. To help ensure customers are successful in their cloud initiatives, CA Technologies provides a breadth of products and solutions that support a lifecycle approach to successful cloud deployment which includes: plan, design, deliver, secure and assure.
"For more than a year, we have talked about cloud choice in the construct of an IT supply chain where organizations decide on internal and external IT resources. Today, that choice has become more complex as companies extend how they use cloud services for improved agility," said David Dobson, executive vice president and group executive, Customer Solutions Group, CA Technologies. "This complexity demands that management and security be at the forefront of any cloud journey – particularly at the time of cloud choice. Our broad management and security portfolio gives us the ability to help our customers address the complexities around cloud choice."
Today’s announcements highlight new and updated products and solutions for enterprises and service providers including: CA Business Service Insight 8.0, CA Automation Suite for Clouds 1.0, CA Automation Suite for Datacenters 12.5, CA Virtual Placement Manager 1.0, CA AppLogic® 3.0 and CA NetQoS® Unified Communications Monitor 3.2.
"As the era of cloud progresses and the choices multiply, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that management and security of cloud applications are not an afterthought. Without management and security at the forefront, there are too many performance and security risks," said Joe Greene, principal technologist, Web Technologies Center of Excellence, GE Healthcare. "For our business, the key in choosing cloud application services – whether we provide them ourselves or outsource them – will be the breadth of offering and if it can grow with our business and the market to accommodate the next ‘big thing.’"
For product-specific details on today’s news, see separate announcements and blogs highlighting CA Technologies new and updated solutions for enterprises and for service providers.