DATCHETT, England, July 6 /PRNewswire/ --
- Support for VMware vSphere(TM) 4 and Cisco Nexus(R) 1000V will Help Customers
Achieve Lean IT by Providing Simplified, Model-Based Management Using CA's
Integrated Infrastructure Availability, Performance and Automation Management
CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced an innovative strategy for optimizing IT
services by improving the management of next-generation virtualized data centers
and private clouds. CA's solution for unified business service assurance and
automation will involve coupling comprehensive availability and performance
management for VMware vSphere(TM) 4 environments and Cisco virtualized network
CA is broadening the scope of CA Spectrum(R) Infrastructure Manager, CA
eHealth(R) Performance Manager and CA Spectrum Automation Manager to encompass
in one fully-integrated, end-to-end management solution both physical and
virtual server and network environments, as well as databases, voice and unified
communications systems, and other networked applications. The products are being
enhanced to support VMware vSphere 4 and the Cisco Nexus(R) 1000V distributed
virtual software switch, which is an integrated option in VMware vSphere 4. The
extensive solution will help enable customers to easily and coherently manage
these environments through one user interface and within a powerful unified
information model. This will help customers achieve Lean IT by speeding time to
problem identification and resolution.
With the integration of the Cisco Nexus 1000V with VMware vSphere 4, the lines
between physical and virtual network and systems management have blurred, said
Roger Pilc, corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA's
Infrastructure Management and Automation business unit. CA's support for VMware
vSphere 4 and Cisco Nexus 1000V will provide a unique, highly integrated,
closed-loop approach to business service assurance and automation. Our solution
will help customers achieve Lean IT by increasing IT operations productivity
while improving service assurance, helping to reduce administrative overhead,
and lowering total cost of ownership.
CA aims to reduce the complexity of managing fast-growing, dynamic virtual and
physical environments by bringing a consistent user experience across end-to-end
infrastructure management. Virtualization offers impressive server
consolidation-related cost savings, and customers cite the need to reduce
management complexities that result from disparate tools and fragmented teams.
Moreover, to benefit from hybrid cloud architectures, enterprises and service
providers have to enhance network performance visibility in context of server
CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager and CA eHealth Performance Manager's support
for VMware vSphere 4 and Cisco Nexus 1000V will deliver patented event
correlation and root cause analysis that reduces noise by suppressing
symptomatic alarms. The products will also deliver patented
deviation-from-normal proactive performance management of virtual environments
that helps identify performance issues before users and services are impacted.
In addition, they are designed to deliver live interactive reporting for
troubleshooting, as well historical trend reports for capacity planning reports.
With its expanded scope of integrated physical and virtual management including
new network systems, CA's Spectrum and eHealth solutions will help accelerate
the continued adoption of virtualization within corporate data centers, said
Shekar Ayyar, vice president, infrastructure alliances, VMware. By supporting
VMware vSphere 4 and Cisco's Nexus 1000V, CA will be able to provide customers
with a streamlined management solution for their cloud computing needs.
CA's object model will include a consolidated hierarchical view of VMware
vCenter(TM) Server hosts, VMware vSphere 4 hosts, data centers, clusters,
resource pools, virtual switches and virtual machines, all integrated with the
existing physical infrastructure. This model-based management, resource
monitoring approach will help reduce costs and increase staff efficiency by
correlating physical and virtual data across the infrastructure to speed time to
problem identification and resolution.
An enhanced automated discovery of the integrated physical and virtual network
and systems environment will minimize manual efforts and help ensure an accurate
understanding of the virtualized infrastructure.
CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager and CA eHealth Performance Manager will also
detect and track VMware VMotion(TM) migrations, dynamically updating the object
model to reflect the most current state of the infrastructure. This feature is
designed to provide up-to-date and real-time views of the integrated physical
and virtual infrastructure without manual intervention.
CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager's patented Inductive Modeling Technology RCA
is being extended to isolate faults to physical servers and intelligently
suppress symptomatic alarms on virtual machines. This will deliver only
actionable alerts to IT operations, while correlating symptomatic alarms to the
root cause and identifying virtual entities impacted by physical infrastructure
Customers will be able to gain even more business value by using CA Spectrum
Infrastructure Manager and CA eHealth Performance Manager in conjunction with CA
Spectrum Automation Manager, the core of CA's powerful business-driven
automation solution. The ability to utilize real time inputs from CA Spectrum
Infrastructure Manager and CA eHealth Performance Manager to dynamically
provision and de-provision physical and virtual assets will be instrumental in
customers' efforts to increase business agility, service quality and control, as
well as reduce risk and human error, minimize costs, and improve IT efficiency.
CA (NASDAQ: CA) is the world's leading independent IT management software
company. With CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise,
organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize
business performance and sustain competitive advantage. For more information,
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