CA Technologies Support for VMware vCloud API to Enable Process and Workload Automation in Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds
ISLANDIA, N.Y. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark:Today at VMworld Europe 2010, CA Technologies announced plans to integrate CA IT Process Automation Manager with the VMware vCloud™ API. The integration, which is under development using the VMware vCloud API in BlueLock’s VMware-based public cloud, is intended to enable process automation and orchestration for providing and consuming virtual resources in the cloud. It also will empower customers to deploy and manage virtualized workloads in VMware vCloud-based private, public and hybrid clouds.
Such integration of CA IT Process Automation Manager and the VMware vCloud API will facilitate the creation and control of VMware vApps along with their instantiation, deployment and operation. In addition, CA Workload Automation customers will be able to automatically initiate, monitor, and manage workloads in VMware vCloud API-enabled private, public or hybrid clouds. For example, this automated process will permit using public clouds as a bursting option for server capacity on-demand.
“Our CA IT Process Automation Manager and CA Workload Automation solutions will help enable customers to maximize their investment in VMware vCloud API-enabled public clouds,” said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies. “As customers go beyond experimentation with public clouds, our integration work will deliver a solid foundation to automate and manage workloads between private and public VMware vCloud API-enabled architectures. This capability can help to significantly lower cost and provide a compelling ROI.”
“Customers will gain new value from their virtualization investments as CA Technologies extends its automation solutions to VMware vCloud™-powered service providers through the VMware vCloud API,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “Service providers that leverage the CA Technologies solution running on VMware vCloud technology will be able to provide enterprises a managed and assured automation path for application workloads to be run seamlessly across hybrid clouds, a key enabler as customers drive toward providing IT as a Service.”
CA IT Process Automation Manager and CA Workload Automation are critical technologies for IT organizations considering the use of private and public clouds. They can help customers to lower risks and contain costs by using process automation to move workloads across private and public clouds. By automating processes, workloads can be better managed, monitored, and executed to deliver improved business outcomes.
“As a certified VMware vCloud™ Datacenter Services provider, BlueLock is able to provide secure and agile public cloud resources using the robust VMware vCloud™ functionality,” said Pat O’Day, CTO, BlueLock. “CA Technologies pioneering use of the VMware vCloud API demonstrates the powerful cloud bursting capabilities of its innovative process and workload automation solutions.”
CA Technologies will be demonstrating the integration of CA IT Process Automation Manager and the VMware vCloud API in booth 40 throughout VMworld Europe 2010.