CA Technologies updates cloud management packages

Cloud 360 and Cloud Commons Marketplace announced...

Cloud 360 and Cloud Commons Marketplace announced...

CA Technologies' Cloud 360

CA Technologies unveiled Cloud 360, an analysis and planning application, at the CA World event in VegasImage: CA Technologies

CA Technologies has announced a series of updates to its products aimed at managing and developing cloud services, part of the company's strategy to extend its IT management tools to cover cloud and software as a service.

Among the unveilings at its CA World customer event in Las Vegas was the CA Cloud 360 analysis and planning application.

Cloud 360 uses a four-stage process to help organisations work out which applications are best suited to a cloud deployment - whether private, public or hybrid - and which are best to keep inhouse, the company said.

The four stages of the cloud services planning process include application portfolio analysis, service level performance and management, predictive capacity analysis, and service virtualisation and application behaviour simulation, where cloud applications can be tested in a simulated production environment using the CA Lisa application development platform.

CA Technologies also unveiled its Cloud Commons Marketplace, effectively a store through which in-cloud computing vendors can sell their applications, and added a developer studio to allow developers to plan, build and test cloud applications. The release builds on the Cloud Commons scheme which it launched at the 2010 CA World.

CA Technologies has also announced it is adding two new identity and access management services for cloud security to its CA CloudMinder suite, and updates to its Automation Suite for Clouds and its Application Performance Management package, which aims to diagnose performance problems across hybrid cloud services.