Capacity Management Software aids VMware vSphere 5 migration.

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To help companies migrate to VMware vSphere® 5, CA Virtual Placement and Balancing delivers functionality for consolidating virtual machines, hosts, and clusters in order to streamline upgrade effort and operations. Using predictive analytics, solution identifies over- and under-utilized resources, and offers specific changes to optimize use of existing resources. It also helps automate design and configuration of virtual clusters.



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CA Technologies Delivers Capacity Management Solution to Help Customers Control Costs as They Migrate to VMware vSphere® 5



CA Virtual Placement and Balancing Helps Customers Optimize the Use of VMware Virtualization and Cloud Resources

ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- CA Technologies today announced support for VMware customers considering an upgrade to VMware vSphere® 5. Companies can ease their migration to VMware vSphere 5 by using CA Virtual Placement and Balancing, a new solution that helps consolidate virtual machines, hosts and clusters for decreased upgrade costs and streamlined operations.

VSphere 5 allows VMware customers to take advantage of more computing capacity and memory in their virtual environments. This is an opportunity for customers to get more economies of scale from their virtualization investments.

"It's important for customers to use current capacity as efficiently as possible to maximize their virtualization investment," said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies. "Consolidating workloads and designing clusters for performance is difficult; CA Technologies automates the process using unique, predictive analytics. This is important to customers either consolidating their workloads or migrating to a new environment."

Customers who plan to upgrade to VMware vSphere 5 stand to benefit from consolidating their virtual machines, hosts and clusters, as this will help optimize the cost; however they cannot predict how their hosts and workloads will perform through consolidation.

CA Virtual Placement and Balancing uses advanced predictive analytics designed to accurately project how resources will be affected as transaction volumes or other circumstances change. Using these predictions, the solution automatically produces a prescription for configuration of the virtual landscape.

"CA Virtual Placement and Balancing helps customers safely consolidate and rebalance their virtual environments as they prepare for a successful and economical migration to VMware vSphere 5," added Pilc. "The solution identifies over- and under-utilized resources, and prescribes specific changes to optimize the use of existing resources. It also helps automate design and configuration of virtual clusters, a very difficult and time consuming effort."

CA Virtual Placement and Balancing is generally available from CA Technologies and its channel partners. For more information about CA Technologies Capacity Management solutions, visit www.ca.com/us/capacity-management.aspx.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

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