CA Helps Systems Integrator 'Empower' Client Networks


CA Helps Systems Integrator 'Empower' Client Networks

By Doug Barney

Systems integrator Empowered is now using infrastructure management software from CA to provide better services for IT clients.

The CA Infrastructure Management (CA IM) 2.0 line includes network flow analysis, performance management and automated infrastructure discovery.

Empowered provides integration services for labs, data centers and networks, and here designs, installs, then oversees these specialized solutions.

The goal of adopting CA IM is to make sure these data services are reliable and high performing.

In fact, Empowered used its role as CA partner to help shape CA IM 2.0 through direct input and feedback. Now it’s time to put the tool to work.

“Increasing data volumes and new initiatives around mobility, bring-your-own-device and IP voice/video for collaboration are putting greater strain on IT organizations’ systems and networks. To help our clients maximize their service availability and performance, we were in need of a more advanced and complete infrastructure monitoring solution,” said Stephen Galbraith, executive vice president of Engineering and Technical Services at Empowered.

Empowered will use the CA toolkit to manage network and system availability, do better capacity planning, and insure performance so as to meet service level agreements.

“CA IM 2.0’s simple user interface is very popular with our engineers and clients. It provides comprehensive visibility out-the-box, or can be customized to show specific data from hundreds of thousands of devices to meet client needs,” said Galbraith.

CA IM 2.0 is the main item in CA’s converged infrastructure management toolbox. The IM suite includes CA Spectrum which does network and device discovery, CA Performance Management and CA Network Flow Analysis.

The three can “provide unified visibility and control over performance, availability, and traffic composition via a single interface,” CA said.

The suite’s architecture is well suited to MSPs and other providers. “Because CA IM 2.0 has a small footprint and a low total cost of ownership, the solution helps Empowered manage its clients’ IT infrastructures more efficiently,” CA argued.

CA and its partners should so well, at least if the overall market is any indication. According to a MarketsandMarkets Report, the data center infrastructure management market will grow at a 47.33-percent CAGR and hit $3.14 billion by 2017.

Edited by Alisen Downey

MSPToday Editor at Large

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