CA Technologies and VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, have signed a global strategic alliance to deliver integrated private cloud offerings for VCE’s Vblock Infrastructure Platforms that help customers increase agility, reduce risk and lower costs.
Under the alliance, both the companies will focus on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment and management, and migration of Tier 1, integral enterprise applications to the Vblock platform.
VCE’s standardised converged infrastructure platform is a foundational building block for cloud computing that helps customers to realise the benefits of apps running in a virtualised environment.
In addition, VCE and CA Technologies plan to certify a broad portfolio of CA Technologies service management, service assurance, service automation, virtualisation management, capacity management, and security offerings for use on and with Vblock platforms.
CA Technologies enterprise offerings and cloud management general manager Dave Hansen said the company is proud to offer Vblock-certified offerings.
"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," Hansen said.
The company said that the offerings will be available in late June 2011.