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CA Technologies Helps NEC Offer Comprehensive Systems Management For Improved IT Services

CA Technologies today announced that NEC Corp. is licensing CA Configuration Automation r12.5 to enhance its systems management product suite, known as WebSAM in Japan and MasterScope outside of Japan. The addition of CA Configuration Automation to NEC's product suite will help customers to expedite their move to a virtualized, dynamic cloud computing infrastructure.

NEC selected CA Configuration Automation based on its ability help increase business agility, reduce cost, minimize IT compliance risks and improve service delivery. CA Configuration Automation will enable these benefits by providing application and system discovery and dependency mapping, as well as configuration monitoring and remediation, across a range of applications and distributed physical and virtual servers.

"The adaptable integration interfaces, extended capabilities and support of CA Configuration Automation were key to helping us develop practical, cost-effective solutions for customers' cloud management challenges," said Motoyasu Akatsu, vice president and executive general manager, NEC Corporation. "Based on our long-term partnership, CA Technologies clearly understands NEC's customer needs and delivers the right technology, the right licensing terms and services that meet our challenging requirements."

Key features of CA Configuration Automation, a key part of the fast-growing, next-generation CA Service Automation portfolio, include granular configuration tracking and auditing; more than 1000 out-of-the-box application, service, compliance and system blueprints and policies; and the flexibility of using either agent or agent-less discovery methods.

NEC plans to first incorporate CA Configuration Automation into its "WebSAM DC Operations Package," which enhances cloud and data center operations. This addition will provide the foundation for a powerful, flexible and valuable management infrastructure that supports IT operations with automation, visualization, and change and configuration to help deliver a higher level of service quality to customers.

"To survive and thrive in today's global marketplace, companies must optimize their ability to deliver flexible IT services, while also controlling costs and mitigating risk," said Buster Brown, president and representative director, CA Technologies Japan. "We are pleased that NEC sees how CA Configuration Automation can help their customers achieve these goals."