CA Technologies Introduces Machine-Learning And New Automation Capabilities To Improve Mainframe Economics

CA WORLD '16 — CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced new solutions that increase the value of mainframe investments with advanced analytics, increased automation, DevOps for mainframe, and security for mission essential data.

CA's expanded mainframe portfolio includes predictive analytics capabilities for monitoring data that touches the mainframe. CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence is a new algorithms-based solution suite that identifies and predicts system issues before they impact performance. Machine-learning is applied to make sure there is no downtime and provides the intelligence that reduces the effort and skill to run data centers.

"Mainframe IT should provide insights for business growth," said Ashok Reddy, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. "CA's portfolio has the breadth and scale to maximize mainframe value, reinforcing the role that it plays as the platform for business-critical operations and as a launch pad for innovation with DevOps and increased automation."

The new release of CA Workload Automation makes it easier to run emerging workloads such as Big Data, Cloud and mobile applications. It securely schedules, manages and monitors cross-enterprise workloads through an intuitive web interface for ease of access and increased visibility. In fact, a major retailer that achieved 245 percent ROI over three years, saved $2.1 million in productivity after implementing CA Workload Automation. 1

"Our experience with CA Workload Automation has enabled us to scale our business. The upgrades are fast and easy, and each release comes with features that are valuable to our business," said Doug Schneider, senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer, Manulife Financial and John Hancock. "We are excited about the potential the new release offers with a modern UI that will allow our team members to create, monitor and manage workloads anytime and from anywhere. The portability will be a huge factor in helping us save time and allow for engagement swiftly. We're also looking forward to taking advantage of the new customizable dashboards, which give App Dev, Line of Business and IT Ops visibility into their workloads."

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