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. -- July 10, 2013
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: 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
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
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
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 announced CA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance
Management 3.0 (CA CE APM), which helps IT 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 announced new versions of solutions that
expand customers’ use of resources and improve performance: 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.”
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help
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
identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA
Technologies at www.ca.com. For more information, visit the announcement site.
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