Virtualisation will be a recession-busting technology – CA

10 Oct 2008

Technologies for economically challenging times: this is the new mantra being espoused by enterprise software player CA, which this week launched a new family of software aimed at reducing hardware and manpower costs.

The company introduced its new CA Data Centre Automation Manager, as well as nine enhanced enterprise IT management (EITM) solutions for controlling costs.

According to CA Labs, the CA Data Centre Automation Manager has saved it over US$5.5m in manpower and US$2m in hardware per year, as well as reducing power consumption by 50pc and server provisioning time from two days to 60 minutes.

“Effectively managed IT is central to the success of any organisation, especially in today’s challenging economic climate,” said Ajei Gopal, executive vice-president of CA’s EITM Group.

“CA’s new and enhanced EITM solutions improve the economics of IT for our customers by giving them the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing economic conditions and the agility to seize new business opportunities.

“At the same time, with CA’s solutions, organisations can better control costs and manage risk more effectively than ever before,” he said.

The nine new solutions address IT management challenges such as optimising virtualised and physical data centres for increased agility and efficiency.

The products include CA Data Centre Automation Manager, a new version of CA Network Management, CA Insight Database Performance Monitor, CA Wily Application Performance Management, the CA Software Change Manager and CA Information Government Suite.

“More than ever, IT needs to support the business with flexible, cost-efficient service delivery and support,” said Tim Grieser, vice-president, System Management Software Research at IDC. 

“Management software such as CA’s EITM and Governance solutions address key requirements including infrastructure management, service management, and automation to help IT align with the business and hold down operational costs while also supporting new growth opportunities.”

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years