The joint endeavor will focus on development and deployment of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and moving tier 1 enterprise applications to Vblock. The companies claim the cloud-based platform will increase efficiency and reduce costs.
“CA Technologies is proud to offer Vblock-certified solutions,” said Dave Hansen, general manager of Enterprise Solutions and Cloud Management for CA Technologies. “We expect our alliance with VCE to be an important part of our continued focus to help customers use and provide cloud-based services that transform IT for agility, efficiency and business innovation.”
VCE designed its Vblock Infrastructure Platform to act as a foundation for cloud-computing services. CA Technologies brings its experience in service management, automation, virtualization and security. The union will allow CA and VCE customers access to integrated services that utilize CA’s catalog and VCE’s platform.
“Deploying the Vblock Platform with CA Technologies Vblock Ready™ solutions integrated with Vblock Unified Infrastructure Manager will help customers accelerate their ability to realize the benefits of an agile converged infrastructure, improving application performance while dramatically improving IT operational efficiency,” said Phil Harris, vice president of platform engineering and strategy for VCE.
The alliance hopes to bring self-service, automation and ease of migration to cloud solutions. The solutions will be available in June 2011.