Cisco Deepens CA Partnership in UCS Push

As one of the first enterprise software firms to hop get onboard with Cisco’s Unified Computing System, CA already has strong ties to the networking heavyweight. Now, the two firms are expanding their partnership with a new software integration for Cisco’s server system.

The new deal between Cisco and CA comes with a gaggle of new products aimed at policy-based automated server provisioning, analysis of server faults and monitoring for device health. Server Watch has the details.

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 (NASDAQ: CSCO) and CA (NASDAQ: 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 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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Cisco, CA Expand UCS for Better Data Center Management

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