CA Ramps Up Unified Infrastructure Management Platform

CA Technologies has introduced a new release of CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM), intended to bolster its offering for unified monitoring and management of critical IT services and infrastructure. Formerly known as CA Nimsoft Monitor, the new release boosts IT performance by improving service reliability and staff productivity with enhanced analytics, alerting and cloud monitoring capabilities.

“IT organizations are increasingly facing the critical need to develop and deploy applications with precision and speed, while also delivering the reliability and responsiveness that users demand,” said John Smith, general manager of enterprise management, for CA Technologies. “CA UIM’s scalable, end-to-end monitoring capabilities help IT organizations and service providers stay ahead of potential infrastructure issues that could impact customer experience by enabling staff to proactively identify and resolve issues to ensure optimal performance of their critical IT services.”

Enhanced analytics in CA UIM, including “time to threshold,” predictively calculates and identifies threats in performance to provide early warnings of problems so that they can be corrected before end users are impacted. Also, by leveraging new “time over threshold” analytics, IT staff can better determine real and persistent performance issues that need to be addressed while minimizing false alarms due to occasional spikes.

In addition to the enhanced analytics and alarms delivered by CA Unified Infrastructure Management, the new release also includes updates to help users monitor and optimize performance within Amazon Web Services (AWS), including enhanced AWS cloud services support. To further minimize the need for disparate monitoring tools for AWS monitoring, the new release adds to CA UIM’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring capabilities by supporting additional services including: Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon ElastiCache and Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).

CA Technologies also announced a new release of CA Unified Infrastructure Management Snap (formerly CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap). This version of CA UIM is free for up to 30 devices. New features include time to threshold analytics, historical alarm views, and enhanced reporting. The community support site, CA Snap Central, includes a discussion board, free documentation, a knowledge base, instructional videos and a forum for sharing ideas for future releases.  

More details are available at the CA website: