CA Technologies Provides Same-Day Support for IBM z/OS 2.1

CA Technologies Provides Same-Day Support for IBM z/OS 2.1

Company Keeps Mainframe Management Solutions in Lock-Step with Latest IBM Developments

ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CA Technologies (NAS: CA) today announced "Day One" support for IBM z/OS 2.1. This support enables customers to take advantage of the latest zEnterprise hardware features and the many additional performance and scalability enhancements.

CA Technologies support for the latest release of z/OS 2.1 is vast and includes more than 100 products across its broad portfolio of disciplines, including Workload Automation, Security, Database Management for DB2 for z/OS and IMS for z/OS, Performance and Automation. This investment in development, testing and research underscores the company's commitment to its customers and its partnership with IBM.

"The innovations that CA Technologies puts into its mainframe franchise help customers achieve even greater business success on the most efficient, secure and cost-effective computing platform," said Michael Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. "We are investing in our technologies to help ensure customers can further advance the scalability of their mainframe workloads - including private clouds and support for social and mobile applications and more."

"CA Technologies 'Day One' support allows our mutual clients to take advantage of the value in IBM's new zEnterprise EC12 and zEnterprise BC12 platforms with z/OS 2.1. These platforms are designed to offer unmatched availability, scalability and security to meet the emerging business challenges of cloud and data analytics, as well as the security demands of mobile and social applications," said Greg Lotko, vice president and business line executive, IBM System z.

"The Early Support Program testing I performed of current versions of CA ACF2, CA Disk Backup and Restore and CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager, with appropriate patching for z/OS 2.1, went through smoothly and without a problem. We'll be quite confident in moving to z/OS 2.1," said Thomas Liu, Software Installation and Support, ANZ Bank.

For more information on same-day support, visit the Mainframe Voice blog. More information on CA Technologies extensive portfolio of innovative mainframe solutions can be found at:

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