CA Technologies Brings Greater Productivity to Business by Expanding Ground-Breaking Management Platform for the Mainframe
New Capabilities for CA Chorus Dramatically Improve Customer Experience to Boost Efficiency and Drive Down Costs
ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CA Technologies (NAS: CA) today announced that it has significantly expanded CA Chorus™, the industry's only integrated management platform for the mainframe, with new capabilities for network and system management. The company also announced additional mainframe management solutions, all of which help improve IT performance and productivity, while minimizing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of management software.
Together these solutions help organizations meet their business-critical goals of providing effective, uninterrupted business services to employees and customers.
CA Chorus Infrastructure Management for Networks and Systems integrates system, network and DB2 for z/OS performance management applications into a single, intuitive interface, to help companies:
Simplify and streamline the management of networks and systems;
Improve productivity of IT administrators, allowing them to anticipate, find and solve problems faster; and
Reduce outages, increase system availability and improve customer satisfaction.
This expansion of CA Chorus, along with previously announced solutions—CA Chorus for DB2 Database Mainframe Management, CA Mainframe Chorus for Security and Compliance Management and CA Mainframe Chorus for Storage Management—is accessed from a common management workspace, enabling IT staff to work with maximum efficiency and reduce operational costs.
"As the number of mainframe transactions skyrocket, customers are under pressure to deliver more IT services while cutting costs," said Michael Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. "CA Chorus gives our customers the tools to solve today's immediate challenges while laying the groundwork for the dynamic data center of the future."
CA Chorus Unifies Mainframe Management for a Superb User Experience
The CA Chorus platform unites mainframe management in an intuitive workspace. It elevates the user experience by tying together an increasing number of administrative functions such as security, storage and infrastructure.
Administrators no longer have to adapt to a new and different user interface with every application. The look and feel of CA Chorus is the same regardless of whether you are a data base administrator, security administrator or storage manager.
With its ease of use, CA Chorus brings tremendous flexibility to an IT workforce that is in transition, whether an organization is asking its IT staff to extend its skillset or dealing with pioneer mainframers retiring and leaving the workforce.
Primerica, Inc., a leading distributor of financial products in North America, faced this workforce issue and turned to CA Chorus for the answer. "We needed to address the challenge of introducing a new generation of IT workers to the mainframe environment," said David Wade, Primerica CIO. "CA Chorus delivered the GUI-oriented navigation and functionality for system monitoring and troubleshooting that we were looking for."
CA Technologies also announcedCA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management 3.0(CA CE APM), which helpsIT administrators achieve greater reliability for mainframe applications, so companies can take steps to avoid costly outages of applications due to poor performance. CA CE APM 3.0 allows non application-centric employees to identify and isolate performance problems more quickly by monitoring health metrics of critical application components.
The new version offers enhanced dashboards and reduced time-to-value with alerting, which was previously configured on the mainframe, now automatically delivered to the APM dashboards.
"This announcement exhibits the value CA Technologies brings to our joint customers. Our comprehensive enterprise solution for cross-platform infrastructure management is significantly enhanced," said David Mavashev, CEO of Nastel Technologies, a global provider of AutoPilot® for middleware management and partner of CA Technologies.
In addition, CA Technologies today announcednew versions of solutions that expand customers' use of resources and improveperformance: CA Database Management for DB2 V17, which offers enhanced exploitation of DB2 10 and CA Database Management for IMS V16, which offers expanded support for IMS 13.
"CA Technologies is a very important vendor to us. The ease and simplicity of managing database performance with CA Database Management for DB2 for z/OS across the enterprise has improved the performance of our staff by nearly 40 percent," said Roy Brickley, director of IT Infrastructure for APL, a global container shipping business. "This improvement in performance has enabled us to optimize the focus of our resources, allowing us to deliver a 30 percent service level agreement improvement to our customers."
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