said Balachandar Ganesh and Alan Rodger, authors of a December 2007 Butler Group Technology Audit on CA NSM.
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CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced a new version of CA NSM (formerly CA Unicenter Network and Systems Management) that enables customers to ensure the availability and performance of business-critical services by providing an integrated view of events and alerts across their entire IT infrastructure, in the context of the business processes and services IT supports. In heterogeneous IT environments, CA NSM r11.2 integrates the management of physical, virtual and clustered systems, whether distributed or mainframe, and proactively manages events and alerts from all these systems on a common console. This helps organizations to consolidate their management domains and reduce IT silos. New features in CA NSM r11.2 include native and dual stack support for IPv6 environments, Linux and UNIX managers, usability improvements, and automated tools that deliver enhanced integration with CA virtualization management and data center automation solutions. CA NSM r11.2 provides in-depth systems management and performance reporting capabilities that can scale to meet the needs of the largest organizations. It provides the foundation for a comprehensive service availability solution that can potentially grow to manage and correlate a million events in a day, and control and manage thousands of systems and services. This release is one of 10 new and enhanced Enterprise IT Management (EITM) and Governance solutions CA has announced today to help organizations address IT management issues intensified by today's challenging economy by better adapting to change, capitalizing on new opportunities and controlling costs. Supporting Quotes
"We manage our systems and those of our outsourcing clients with over 60 CA products. CA NSM is at the center, providing the integration and centralized management we require to ensure the availability and performance of our business-critical services, said Tony Testa, Enterprise Management Practice lead for CIBER, a global IT services company that builds, integrates and supports applications and infrastructures for business and government clients. "We looked at a number of competitive products and it was CA's extensive integrations with third party products and their own best-in-class solutions like CA ASM, CA CMDB and CA SPECTRUM NFM that sold us on CA. We're excited about CA NSM r11.2 because it offers support for IPv6, as well as Linux and UNIX managers, which we were looking for to help us manage a large number of inexpensive AMD-based Sun servers that we've been managing with separate tools. Bringing all the information to a common console with a common set of tools improves service availability, while saving us time, money and resources; the savings can be passed on to our customers." "CA NSM provides a comprehensive infrastructure and systems management solution for companies seeking to move from a domain-based IT perspective to an enterprise-wide IT management perspective," said Balachandar Ganesh and Alan Rodger, authors of a December 2007 Butler Group Technology Audit on CA NSM. "The traditional practice of managing components such as network, systems, and databases individually can add to the inherent complexity of analyzing the impact on critical business processes of a particular component's failure. The emphasis of CA NSM is towards providing a centralized, integrated, and multi-level monitoring and management perspective over a highly diverse range of IT infrastructure components, helping organizations to progress towards continuous service availability." "CA NSM r11.2 is designed for customers who are engaged in developing an enterprise IT management strategy or adopting ITIL processes to reduce operational and capital expenses while delivering more services," said Roger Pilc, corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA's Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit. "The solution helps improve business continuity and operational efficiency, and supports virtualization and data center automation initiatives by providing deeper integration with and support for CA solutions and third-party platforms, applications and databases." Key Enhancements to CA NSM r11.2
Enhanced Integrations with Third Party and CA Solutions: CA NSM fulfills CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision by giving customers the ability to align IT assets and events to business services through proactive service-focused management. CA NSM r11.2 includes extensive integrations with third party solutions from Cisco, Microsoft, and OPNET, and CA solutions such as CA Advanced Systems Management, CA Data Center Automation Manager, CA SPECTRUM Network Fault Manager, CA eHealth Network Performance Manager, CA Service Desk, and CA Wily Introscope. System Management Packs provide faster time to value by using wizard-based tools to guide customers through the configuration and deployment of these integrated solutions. Native and Dual Stack IPv6 Support: CA NSM r11.2 meets federal government customers' requirements for IPv6 discovery, a status topology view, and agent state of an IPv6 network. Expanded Platform Support: Customers continue to demand centralized visibility and control for their entire IT infrastructure. CA NSM r11.2 extends the management of heterogeneous platforms and the quality of integration between CA and third party products. CA NSM r11.2 supports Windows 2003 Server®, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (4.0 or 5.0), SUSE® Linux Enterprise (9.0 or 10.0), AIX® (5.2 or 5.3), Solaris™ SPARC (9 or 10), and HP-UX PA-RISC (11.2 or 11.3). Integrated Active Directory Management: Enterprises with large Windows installations consider the management of Active Directory a critical requirement for success. CA NSM's Active Directory Management solution delivers enterprise level visualization of the Active Directory® topology, health and performance monitoring, reporting and knowledge base. Usability Design Improvements: The increased pressure on IT to do more with less means they need tools that are easier to use and create faster time to value. CA incorporated design ideas and customer recommendations to improve CA NSM's Management Command Center (MCC). New features include a new tabbed view and expanded performance reporting. CA World 2008
To learn more about how CA solutions help customers govern, manage and secure IT for greater business value, join the world's largest gathering of CA customers and partners at CA World 2008, November 16-20, 2008, at The Venetian Congress and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional Resources
CA NSM Web Site CA NSM Product Brief CA NSM Demo Analyst Report: CA NSM r11.1 Press Release: CA Unicenter Network and Systems Management Earns Common Criteria Level 2 Certification Success Story: CIBER Success Story: Elavon Success Story: West Corporation Technology Brief: Managing Microsoft® Environments with CA Systems Management Technology White Paper: Business Service Management Links IT Services to Business Goals About CA
CA (NASDAQ: CA) is the world's leading independent IT management software company. With CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise, organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize business performance and sustain competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.ca.com.
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