PRAGUE, October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies today announced the results of a new independent study revealing that 79 percent of IT organisations believe the mainframe is an essential component of their cloud computing strategy. Over 300 IT decision makers in ten countries responded to the CA Technologies commissioned survey, Mainframe - The Ultimate Cloud Platform?

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In addition, 74 percent of respondents believe that the mainframe will have a role in any cloud computing initiative, and 70 percent agreed that cloud computing will sustain or extend the mainframe environment.

This survey provides indisputable evidence of the mainframe's agility to perform in new IT models such as cloud computing, and on-going durability as a critical data centre platform for decades to come, says Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. Ongoing, practical innovation will be required to ensure that the mainframe can always be an effective and integral part of an evolving IT infrastructure.

CA Technologies is addressing these needs through its revolutionary mainframe management strategy, Mainframe 2.0, added Semerjian. Our focus is on helping organisations control costs, and increase the productivity of the platform and the workforce that operates it. Simultaneously, we aim to attract and enable the next generation mainframe technologist through the simplification, automation, and modernisation of mainframe management.

As the mainframe takes centre stage in cloud computing environments, organisations will increasingly rely on mainframe management solutions - such as CA Technologies Mainframe 2.0.

Additional Survey Results

Additionally 82 percent of respondents reported that they intend to use the mainframe in the future either as much or more than today.

The most pressing issues facing European organisations in the next 12 months is an increased demand for training (cited by 54 percent of respondents). As part of the response to these challenges, CA Technologies is piloting a Mainframe Academy in Europe, beginning a global initiative to help a new generation of employees, including current IT business employees, become effective on the mainframe. The Mainframe Academy is designed to provide an agile, project-based approach to accelerating, obtaining, and mastering core mainframe virtues and programming skills.

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