CA Technologies signs two System z management-related licensing and distribution agreements

 CA Technologies signs two System z management-related licensing and distribution agreements

On Monday at SHARE’s bi-annual user conference for enterprise technology professionals, CA Technologies announced agreements with two separate Linux-focused companies to include their solutions in CA’s System z management offering.The companies are INNOVATION Data Processing, a leading Linux storage management company, and Velocity Software, a leading Linux performance management company. The solutions are INNOVATION’s UPSTREAM for Linux on Z and UPSTREAM for z/OS UNIX, and Velocity Software’s zVPS Performance Suite for IBM System z.

INNOVATION Data Processing’s products provide comprehensive, easy-to-use data protection for Linux on System z and z/OS UNIX environments, helping storage administrators to save time in managing the backup, recovery and restoration of critical business information.

“Data protection is a key area in which our customers need Linux management tools,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “We are offering powerful storage management solutions from INNOVATION to help them simplify operations and fully leverage the cost savings potential of Linux.”

UPSTREAM also helps lower total cost of ownership by leveraging existing z/OS systems and resources for Linux storage management. With a choice of traditional mainframe and GUI browser interfaces, UPSTREAM for Linux on Z helps save time by greatly simplifying and automating data protection, and providing storage administrators with a high degree of flexibility and reliability in backup/restore and storage management.

Velocity Software’s products help IT organizations optimize performance and reduce cost via graphical, real-time access to detailed performance data and analysis of z/VM and Linux on System z performance.

“Performance Management is a critical aspect of customer IT management strategies,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “We are offering Velocity Software’s leading performance management suite to help our customers optimize management of their Linux on System z environment.”

zVPS offers easy-to-use graphical and web-based tools to help analyze capacity requirements, establish operational alerts and determine chargeback usage. Its detailed information helps IT staff optimize performance and effectively manage the cost of their Linux on System z environment. By gathering data from Linux on System z and distributed environments, such as VMWare, Microsoft, Linux and Unix servers, zVPS supports server consolidation projects and facilitates decisions on the most cost-effective placement of workloads.

The Velocity Software zVPS Performance Suite for IBM System z is now available from CA Technologies. UPSTREAM for Linux on Z and UPSTREAM for z/OS UNIX will be available from CA Technologies in the fall.

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