January 30, 2012
New solution enables enterprises and managed service providers to offer automated self-service delivery of infrastructure as a service
ISLANDIA, NY, and LONDON, Jan. 30 — (Cisco Live) — CA Technologies today announced CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms, a new solution that drives Business Service Innovation by enabling IT to provide rapid, predictable and secure provisioning and delivery of cloud infrastructure and critical IT and business services.
This is the company's fifth solution certified for use with VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, all of which are based on CA Technologies Unified Automation solutions. CA Technologies also recently announced 12 Vblock Ready products spanning service management, virtualization, automation, service assurance, and capacity management.
Enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) use cloud management software to enable their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. Many organizations are evaluating and testing converged private cloud architectures, such as Vblock Platforms, that allow IT resources to be dynamically pooled and shared across multiple physical and virtual computing environments.
"Over the next two years IT has high expectations for the economic, productivity and performance benefits that can be achieved by using automation, orchestration and self service provisioning to optimize resource consumption and IT workflows across private cloud environments," said Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC.
CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms is designed to address these expectations by offering standardization, a rapid provisioning process and performance predictability.
"We continue to work with VCE to help customers improve business agility, reduce risk and lower the costs of operating private clouds," said Adam Famularo, general manager, Enterprise and Cloud Solutions, CA Technologies. "CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms can help enterprises and MSPs rapidly deliver services in a private cloud environment, maximizing their investment in VCE Vblock Platforms and driving Business Service Innovation to deliver speed, performance and improved cost efficiencies."
CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms leverages CA Process Automation and CA Service Catalog to provide customers with a single, unified view and point of control across virtual and private cloud resources.
Out-of-the-box standardized processes allow IT organizations to deliver Vblock Infrastructure Platforms as a service.
CA Service Catalog, accessed through a secure, online portal, empowers users to quickly select and provision the resources they need. CA Process Automation helps ensure that pooled resources are provisioned quickly, with minimal effort. Service usage is metered and associated to departments, cost centers, or users for billing or chargeback.
Every organization is different when it comes to process. CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms is built on top of an extensible platform that allows IT to easily customize the solution to meet its needs and provide the flexibility to respond dynamically to changing business requirements.
CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms is available today from CA Technologies and its partners, including GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national IT consulting and integration company.
"The latest CA Technologies integration with Vblock platforms enables IT to transform its converged infrastructure into a true platform for delivering private cloud services," said John Ross, CTO, GreenPages. "By combining our Integration and Managed Services with CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms, customers can enable private cloud capabilities in days versus months, and realize a rapid return on their VCE investment."
"VCE is partnering with CA Technologies to help our mutual customers realize the benefits of virtualized environments and cloud computing using industry leading Vblock platforms," said D Martin, vice president of Worldwide Channels for VCE. "Collaborations such as CA Private Cloud Accelerator from CA Technologies and GreenPages Technology Solutions simplify and automate data center infrastructure operations, providing true value for customers."
For additional information about CA Private Cloud Accelerator for Vblock Platforms, please visit CA Technologies in booth #G18 at Cisco Live in London, January 30-February 2, or read the solution brief and watch a solution demonstration.
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