CA Technologies Flexes Its FlexPod Muscles

I'm proud to report that CA Automation Suite for Data Centers is now a validated FlexPodTM management solution.

I’m proud to report that CA Automation Suite for Data Centers is now a validated FlexPodTM management solution. You may be thinking, “so what?” Well, we think it’s kind of a big deal and here’s why.


First, only two other vendors have achieved this level of validation from NetApp and Cisco – the partners behind the FlexPod converged infrastructure offering – and CA Technologies is the first and only major IT management vendor to achieve it.


Second, the market for converged infrastructure solutions is growing by leaps and bounds, and FlexPod is a top choice for many companies. As enterprises turn to cloud computing to accelerate service delivery, increase overall agility and improve efficiencies, converged infrastructure options, such as FlexPod, help them centralize and simplify the management of IT resources, consolidate systems and lower costs. According to today’s announcement, 850 customers use FlexPod, representing more than 400% growth in less than a year.


Lastly, and most importantly, this validation gives our customers peace of mind when using CA Technologies solutions to help provision, orchestrate, automate and manage their FlexPod environment. To achieve this, CA Automation Suite for Data Centers has undergone rigorous testing in both NetApp’s and Cisco’s labs to ensure that it has met extensive integration requirements and delivers comprehensive, unified manageability of the entire FlexPod stack.


To learn more:



  • Watch a short demo showing how CA Automation Suite for Data Centers can speed the migration to, and simplify the management of, a FlexPod environment.

  • Listen to a podcast describing the CA Technologies and NetApp partnership and our integrated solutions.

  • Download information about CA Technologies management solutions for FlexPod and NetApp storage.

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Bill Talbot

Bill Talbot is a Product Marketing Manager for Automation solutions at CA Technologies. He has…

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    • CAHighlight

      Thank you!

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/michelehudnall Michele Hudnall

    While the analysts were hyping DevOps, I posted the oversight of not including security as part of that discussion as you are highlighting here. Instead of just talking DevOps, it should be DOS (what’s old is new again :-) – DevOpsSec. As a previous AppDev person, it’s the app, who’s using it, why and where rather than the device and having the service available.

    As you rightly point, out Security should be baked into the solution.
    https://www.netiq.com/communities/data-center-solutions/accelerating_business_overhauling_service_management/

    Nice Post and Timely!

    @HudnallsHuddle

    • CAHighlight

      Thank you for your feedback Michele. Agreed – security cannot be overlooked. Appreciate your input!

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