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CA Technologies Acquires Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Consulting Firm
As part of its continued investment in virtualization and cloud management, CA Technologies today announced the acquisition of privately-held 4Base Technology, a virtualization and cloud infrastructure consulting firm.  And as is usual with these types of acquisitions, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

4Base will become the CA Virtualization and Cloud Strategy group, a competency practice within the CA Services division. With experience in more than 300 engagements, 4Base will help customers move quickly, pragmatically and successfully from virtualization to cloud by providing strategic advice and implementation expertise.

CA describes virtualization and cloud computing as being in a fluid and evolving state, and claim that CA Technologies will engage customers with a more comprehensive solution—both products and services—designed to help them fully realize the agility and operational benefits that can be derived from virtualization and cloud computing. With 4Base, CA Technologies customers can access proven approaches, skills and experience as they begin or continue on the virtualization-to-cloud journey, significantly reducing risk and accelerating returns.

Andi Mann, vice president of virtualization product marketing at CA, notes in his blog post, this acquisition will help customers overcome the many difficult barriers to adopting and expanding virtualization and cloud computing, including staffing and skills issues, Line-of-Business (LOB) issues, ‘VM sprawl’ and ‘VM stall’, and heterogeneous virtualization knowledge.  Mann also points out that the deal will help CA customers achieve great outcomes and benefits, such as: 

  • Broader virtualization deployments - overcoming VM stall, building LOB trust, allowing tier 1 and mission-critical service migration, addressing resourcing, etc., multiplies virtualization deployments, the benefits of virtualization, and the value of virtualization investments.
  • Faster virtualization deployment - added resources and best practice deployments ensure faster provisioning, more competitive delivery of new and existing products and services, more dynamic reaction to changing markets, and more effective customer acquisition and retention.
  • Lower risk - using best practices and repeatable processes to implement automated management connected with business policies reduces errors, improves audit trails, establishes functional isolation, and establishes secure controls to reduce risk and help ensure compliance.
  • Improved agility - faster, easier, best-practice approaches allow repeatable processes, faster innovation, business transformation, user self-service, and other core agility benefits to improve competitive advantage and capitalize on market opportunities.
  • Greater cost reduction - expanding virtualization, both faster and broader, drives lower ongoing OpEx and CapEx, including reducing costs for server hardware, software licenses, facilities (rent, maintenance, power, cooling), staffing costs, management costs, and more.
  • New revenue opportunities - expanding virtualization with best practice services and consulting also can increase our customers' top-line revenue from being first-to-market with new services and products; providing better customer service, satisfaction, and retention; and building additional user productivity and profitability

For additional information, please visit http://ca.com/4base.

Published Friday, August 13, 2010 12:49 PM by David Marshall
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