CA Technologies Addresses Critical DevOps Challenges to Help IT Accelerate
MUMBAI, April 24, 2013
MUMBAI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
CA WORLD - CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced it is rapidly expanding
its market-leading CA LISA® solutions to address the most critical challenges
in operationalizing DevOps methodologies, helping customers improve
application development and delivery to accelerate innovation. As part of this
initiative, the company announced it acquired Nolio , bringing continuous
delivery capabilities to CA Technologies service virtualization business.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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"Winning in today's world of rapid agile development and complex hybrid
infrastructures requires IT organizations to have automated application
delivery processes and tools to deliver innovation to customers with
perfection, and faster than the competition," said Shridhar Mittal, general
manager, Application Delivery, CA Technologies. "Building on our expertise in
Service Virtualization-through both organic development and a targeted
acquisition-we are driving efficiencies, cost savings and faster release
cycles, and equally important, we are helping our customers achieve a truly
optimized approach to DevOps."
With the combined application delivery solution, customers can simplify and
streamline application releases, develop and test applications rapidly, move
applications into production automatically with higher quality, and better
ensure continuous application delivery across the software development
lifecycle for improved business and operational agility.
"We are driven to constantly innovate and deliver new applications to market,
and that has aligned us closely with the DevOps direction of the CA LISA
product suite," said Laura Miller, senior vice president, Financial Services
Application Development, First Data Corporation. "When we virtualize away
constraints and automate manual tasks in the software lifecycle, collaboration
between Development, QA and Operations teams happens at a new level. We can
reliably expect continuous improvement in time-to-market as well as better
reliability of the new services our customers demand."
Nolio is a recognized leader in continuous application delivery with a strong
and growing international base of large enterprise and service provider
Nolio's solutions help customers:
•Improve business and operational agility by dramatically cutting release
•Simplify, standardize and execute application releases with better
•Automate application rollbacks for faster recovery and service continuity;
•Enable fast, agile and scalable release automation for cloud and traditional
According to a recent 451 Research report*, "Nolio is growing both its
service-provider and enterprise customers, which bodes well for its future and
for the release-automation and devops market. Nolio's growth also reinforces
the enterprise evolution of devops - the confluence of application development
and deployment via IT operations - and how more enterprise and
service-provider customers are implementing automation, continuous deployment
and devops more broadly after already having successfully achieved divisional,
test and proof-of-concept deployments."
CA LISA Application Delivery Suite
At CA World 2013 , CA Technologies unveiled its expanded CA LISA Application
Delivery suite , which addresses the most critical DevOps challenges and helps
a high velocity application delivery organization to deliver faster to market,
with superior quality and reduced costs. The suite includes:
CA LISA Service Virtualization: Reduces or eliminates constraints or
roadblocks such as limited lab and system availability, and incomplete
software and test data that prevent on-time application delivery-by modeling
dependent systems and services. The latest version now offers mainframe
capabilities, international support, and additional protocols and data
This solution helps customers:
•Improve quality by shifting error identification earlier in the development
•Speed time-to-market for updated or new services;
•Lower infrastructure and pay-per-use service costs;
•Reduce demand and contention for physical hardware and labs; and
•Enable parallel development in a 24/7 available virtual environment.
CA LISA Release Automation: With the Nolio acquisition comes this new offering
that dramatically improves the ability to move application software
efficiently and reliably through the development process and into production
across vastly different IT environments spanning physical, virtual and cloud.
With CA LISA Release Automation, customers can:
•Automate the complex processes and changes required to move code between
development, test and production;
•Improve application quality and reliability by standardizing release
•Increase the velocity of application release cycles;
•Reduce platform dependency easing migration and deployment;
•Assure successful deployment and roll-back capability; and
•Simplify production deployment and capacity planning.
"Thomson Reuters relies on innovative technology platforms to deliver critical
news, information and solutions to our professional customers around the
world. CA LISA Release Automation will assist our technologists and developers
to automate the deployment of some of our key applications, increasing the
speed and efficiency with which we bring new products and offerings to
market," said Charlie Richardson, Head of Development Effectiveness, Thomson
CA LISA Pathfinder: Allows IT organizations to better model real-world
environments for development and test using intelligence from both development
and production .
This solution helps customers to:
•Eliminate repetitive testing and validation tasks to allow resources to
focus on improving value-added functionality;
•Capture life-like production-level traffic and performance metrics in
•Allow users to rapidly create and maintain automated Continuous Integration
•Increase regression coverage with robust validation of business scenarios;
•Reduce the time and cost of defect resolution with automated defect capture
and root-cause issue reporting; and
•Automate application architecture model discovery and mapping.
CA LISA DevCloud Manager: Helps ensure the environments and infrastructure
used in development, test and production are ready for applications, across
physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure.
With CA LISA DevCloud Manager, customers can:
•Reduce manual setup, maintenance and tear-down time, as well as excess
infrastructure costs for complete environments through automation;
•Eliminate resource conflicts between multiple development and test teams
with near-instantaneous availability of pre-configured lab environments;
•Allow IT to set centralized standards in provisioning application
development environments, while offering flexibility to empower teams to
define specific project configurations and data; and
•Optimize the consumption of pre-production computing resources in private or
public cloud environments.
For more information about the CA LISA Application Delivery suite, visit
*"Automation vendor Nolio grows, delves deeper into enterprise devops," Jay
Lyman, 451 Research, December 20, 2012.
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customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business
services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions
to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and
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