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Study Scopes Data Centers

LAS VEGAS -- While data center automation already plays a significant role in IT organizations efforts to link services with business priorities and objectives, the role of automation will become increasingly more significant over the next one to two years. This is the key finding of a recent independent study sponsored by CA.

Similar to the global virtualization management study CA announced February 11, 2008, this study surveyed 300 CIOs and other top IT executives at companies in the U.S., EMEA and APAC with more than $250 million in annual revenue. It found the top three goals companies are hoping to achieve with data center automation efforts are uptime/business continuity, performance management, and enabling dynamic response to changes in business demands. It also revealed a significantly higher percentage of U.S. respondents (40%) identify compliance and audit as a top goal compared to those in EMEA (24%) and APAC (19%).

“IT leaders know they must improve their levels of insight and automation in order to optimize business service delivery and gain competitive advantage,” said Paula Daley, vice president of product marketing for CA. “Data center automation enables IT to move beyond software provisioning and job scheduling to help deliver true enterprise agility—ensuring that the IT infrastructure is responsive and scalable to the dynamics of real-time business.”

CA Inc.