By providing a set of tools that cover different parts of IT infrastructure than those covered by Cisco's, CA may be providing Cisco UCS customers with better data center management for applications and networks alike.
When Cisco first launched its Unified Computing System (UCS), CA was among the first enterprise software management vendors to support the networking giant's foray into new areas of the data center.
Now Cisco and CA are expanding their partnership to include new software integration for Cisco's server system. The expanded CA relationship with Cisco could help to further the management of Cisco UCS-based application deployments.
Specifically, the integration and enablement deal centers on CA Spectrum Automation Manager, CA eHealth Performance Manager and CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager, Subo Guha, vice president of product management at CA, told InternetNews.com. The Spectrum Automation Manager is a CA technology for automated server provisioning based on policy, while the Spectrum Infrastructure Manager is an application for root cause analysis for server faults. On the performance front, the eHealth Performance Manager is intended to monitor device health.
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