CA To Acquire Cloud Computing Solution Provider 3Tera

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CA announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held 3Tera, Inc., a provider of cloud computing solutions. 3Tera's AppLogic offers an approach for building cloud services and deploying complex enterprise-class applications to public and private clouds using an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

3Tera enables enterprises and service providers to provision, deploy and scale public and private cloud computing environments.

"CIOs can use cloud computing to build and manage a new type of IT ‘supply chain' across today's virtualized internal and external technology infrastructure," says Chris O'Malley, executive vice president of CA's Cloud Products & Solutions Business Line. "3Tera technology is a powerful addition to the total solution CA provides for optimizing these high-value supply chains - from the mainframe to the cloud."

By streamlining cloud-based deployment of composite applications, 3Tera adds new capabilities alongside CA's existing virtual and physical infrastructure management functionality - including that provided by CA Spectrum Automation Manager, the CA Service Assurance line of products, and the recently acquired assets of Cassatt and Oblicore. CA plans to integrate AppLogic with these and other key technologies. CA also plans to extend support of 3Tera, which currently operates on the Xen virtualization platform, to include both VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V.

For more information, visit CA's cloud computing site.