CA Expands Mainframe Management Platform With Productivity Add-Ons

CA Technologies has expanded CA Chorus, its integrated mainframe management platform, with new capabilities for network and system management. The company also announced additional mainframe management solutions to help improve IT performance and productivity, a combination of solutions aimed at helping IT staff provide uninterrupted business services.

“The growth of mobile and cloud use in the enterprise has created a dynamic data center that contracts and expands at the will of the business users – not IT,” Michael Madden, general manager for Mainframe at CA Technologies, tells 5 Minute Briefing. “This places an increased need for today’s IT staff to adapt to the change with agility in order to meet business demand. CA Chorus helps IT workers deliver the performance and productivity to embrace the dynamic data center.”

CA says it has combined Chorus Infrastructure Management for Networks and Systems integrates system, network and DB2 for z/OS performance management applications into a single interface to help companies simplify and streamline the management of networks and systems. The enhanced product set is also configured to improve productivity of IT administrators so they can anticipate, find and solve problems faster; and reduce outages, increase system availability and improve customer satisfaction.

This expansion of CA Chorus, along with previously announced solutions—CA Chorus for DB2 Database Mainframe Management, CA Mainframe Chorus for Security and Compliance Management and CA Mainframe Chorus for Storage Management—is accessed from a common management workspace, enabling IT staff to work with maximum efficiency and reduce operational costs.

CA Technologies also announced CA Cross-Enterprise Application Performance Management 3.0 (CA CE APM), designed to help IT administrators achieve greater reliability for mainframe applications. CA CE APM 3.0 enables non-IT employees to identify and isolate performance problems more quickly by monitoring health metrics of critical application components.

The new version offers enhanced dashboards with alerting, which was previously configured on the mainframe and is now automatically delivered to the APM dashboards.

In addition, CA has also rolled out new versions of solutions that expand customers’ use of resources and improve performance. The new versions include CA Database Management for DB2 V17, which offers enhanced exploitation of DB2 10; and CA Database Management for IMS V16, which offers expanded support for IMS 13.

For more information, go to the CA website