CA rolls out new infrastructure management suite

Summary:The software, dubbed CA Infrastructure Management, is at the center of the company's efforts to manage data center, network and other tech infrastructure components.

CA Technologies launched a new version of its infrastructure management software that integrates a bevy of acquired applications ranging from NimSoft to NetQoS.

The software, dubbed CA Infrastructure Management, is at the center of the company's efforts to manage data center, network and other tech infrastructure components.

According to CA, its infrastructure management suite aggregates performance data on technology systems and delivers it in user-specific views. For instance, a network administrator would get a different dashboard than someone focused on Window server virtualization.

Ryan Shopp, vice president of global product and solutions marketing infrastructure management at CA, said that customers are looking to converge management tools. Typically, various environments are managed by vendor specific tools. CA is aiming to nudge those applications out of the way for that single performance dashboard.

"Infrastructure management has become very commoditized with 10s if not 100s of vendors," said Shopp. "The typical customer has five to 10 different vendor products to manage infrastructure."

CA is also layering analytics into its infrastructure management applications to track performance across multiple systems and into third party cloud providers. The infrastructure management software also aims to tap into IT shops that have to manage physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.

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Overall, CA Infrastructure Management was designed with more than 608 users from 180 companies.

Key features of the CA infrastructure management software include:

  • Response time monitoring and analysis across the network.
  • Aggregation and collection of system performance across networks, systems and applications.
  • Management of networks and Cisco, Microsoft Lync and Avaya platforms.
  • Analytics tools to monitor trends, anomalies and baseline performance.

Topics: Data Centers, Enterprise Software

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