CA assists NEC to offer systems management for IT services


CA Technologies announced that NEC is licensing CA
Configuration Automation r12.5 to enhance its systems management product suite,
known as WebSAM in Japan and MasterScope outside of Japan.


The addition of CA Configuration Automation to NEC’s
product suite will help customers to expedite their move to a virtualized,
dynamic cloud computing infrastructure.


NEC selected CA Configuration Automation based on its
ability help increase business agility, reduce cost, minimize IT compliance
risks and improve service delivery.


CA Configuration Automation will enable these benefits by
providing application and system discovery and dependency mapping, as well as
configuration monitoring and remediation, across a range of applications and
distributed physical and virtual servers.


“The adaptable integration interfaces, extended
capabilities and support of CA Configuration Automation were key to helping us
develop practical, cost-effective solutions for customers’ cloud management
challenges,” said Motoyasu Akatsu, vice president and executive general
manager, NEC Corporation.


Key features of CA Configuration Automation, a key part
of the fast-growing, next-generation CA Service Automation portfolio, include
granular configuration tracking and auditing; more than 1000 out-of-the-box
application, service, compliance and system blueprints and policies; and the
flexibility of using either agent or agent-less discovery methods.


NEC plans to first incorporate CA Configuration
Automation into its “WebSAM DC Operations Package,” which enhances
cloud and data center operations. This addition will provide the foundation for
a powerful, flexible and valuable management infrastructure that supports IT
operations with automation, visualization, and change and configuration to help
deliver a higher level of service quality to customers.


“To survive and thrive in today’s global
marketplace, companies must optimize their ability to deliver flexible IT
services, while also controlling costs and mitigating risk,” said Buster
Brown, president and representative director, CA Technologies Japan.


CA Technologies recently announced that it has been
Tesco to manage its global IT infrastructure across the entire Tesco Group,
including Tesco Bank, Tesco DotCom and Tesco Mobile.


The $45 million deal sees a number of CA Technologies solutions being
implemented to give Tesco visibility into the health and performance of its IT
supply chain, including mainframe, desktop computers, servers, networks, credit
card transactions, suppliers and supply orders.


By Team
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