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Aruna Ravichandran Named Co-Chair of @DevOpsSummit New York & Silicon Valley Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing, CA Technologies. "It's this results-driven combination of technology and bus... (more)

Cloud Development Using SCM 12.5

Recently, I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) to take a look at cloud development concepts and see if there was any benefit for our development teams across the enterprise. After some investigation I could see that if all users/developers were on one server that contained all the licenses for the tool and the assets were centralized, and the SCM tool was standardized, the state could save money in various ways on activities related to software development and transform state government with more status accounting and visibility into software development not only for state developers but contractors as well. I met with Commissioner Hastings and explained that developers would have less of a learning curve from department to department if the tool was standardized. The only thing the developer would have to learn is the application to develop cod... (more)

Harness APIs to Deliver Competitive Applications in the ‘Cloud of Clouds’

Based on Andi Mann's presentation at Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day. The 'Cloud of Clouds' This is where cloud computing can help to deliver business outcomes, especially if you look beyond just one or two cloud providers, to the almost limitless variety of interconnected and intermediated cloud services - what I call the 'cloud of clouds'. This is true especially for founda... (more)

CA Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results

CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2010, ended Sept. 30, 2009. *Non-GAAP income and earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures, as noted in the discussion of non-GAAP results below. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the tables following this news release. "Our first half performance leaves CA well positioned for the second half of the year," said John Swainson, CA's chief executive officer. "We grew revenue on a constant currency basis, focused on operational efficiencies that drove bottom line results on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis and generated cash flow from operations up 62 percent in constant currency and 40 percent as reported from the first half of fiscal ... (more)

CA to Acquire Cloud Computing Solution Provider 3Tera

CA Session at Cloud Expo CA, Inc. on Wednesday announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held 3Tera, Inc., a pioneer in cloud computing. 3Tera's AppLogic offers an innovative solution for building cloud services and deploying complex enterprise-class applications to public and private clouds using an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. With 3Tera - which follows CA's recent acquisitions of Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore - CA continues to aggressively expand its portfolio of solutions to manage cloud computing as part of an integrated information technology management program. 3Tera enables enterprises and service providers to provision, deploy and scale public and private cloud computing environments while maintaining full control, flexibility and reliability. 3Tera also makes it easy for service providers... (more)

How Good APM and Capacity Planning Can Help Global Carriers

Consumers are a funny bunch. We want to be first with the latest hot smartphone. We want flawless experiences when we deal with online services and don't deal with slow responsiveness well. While our want for new devices is good for the device manufacturers, our lack of patience can be a thorn in the side of carriers as the try to deal with the influx of people buying new devices when they're released. When it was just the Apple iPhone and a limited number of outlets, the carriers only had to plan a new release about once a year and didn't have much competition; if the user experience wasn't the best, customers couldn't flee to an alternative carrier. Now, carriers have multiple popular smartphone platforms (the Samsung Galaxy 4 sold 10 million phones in its first month), more competition (almost all carriers have the iPhone now), and a need to deliver a great expe... (more)

SingTel Throws in its Lot with the Cloud

SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrated cloud computing marketplace for businesses. The SingTel Innovation Exchange is meant to accelerate the development of cloud computing services. The company expects to attract developers and promote their services in Asia-Pacific markets. It's collaborating with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, leading unnamed technology companies and software developers to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. In Asia-Pac, cloud computing services are supposed to grow with a CAGR of approximately 60% in 2011 according to Springboard Research. SingTel figures the mark... (more)

CA World 2010 Returns to Las Vegas

CA announced that CA World 2010 will be held May 16-20, 2010 at the MGM Mirage's Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. "CA World 2010 is a unique opportunity for our customers to exchange ideas, discuss product development plans and new initiatives and to spend time with colleagues from around the world," said Marianne Budnik, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at CA. "CA customers rely on IT for business success and they look to CA's deep expertise and broad portfolio to help them manage their on-premise, virtualized and cloud computing environments." At this year's event, CA will present a thought-provoking program which includes exclusive keynote addresses, a dynamic Partner Symposium as well as new customer forums, demonstrations, content-rich education classes and a showcase of SaaS-delivered IT services for infrastructure management... (more)

CA Acquires Its Cloud Computing Partner Oblicore

CA, Inc. on Monday announced that it has acquired privately-held Oblicore, a leading provider of Service Level Management (SLM) software for enterprises and service providers. Oblicore supports and strengthens CA's ability to set, measure and optimize service levels to meet business expectations across enterprise and cloud environments. Oblicore's solutions also extend CA's capabilities in cloud vendor management and assurance of cloud service quality. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Oblicore's customers include AT&T, ABN AMRO, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, France Telecom, ING, Lufthansa Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions, and T-Systems. With Oblicore solutions, these organizations are better equipped to design, monitor and manage service level agreements across their IT service portfolio in business terms. CA, Inc. at SYS-CON's Cloud Expo 2009 East in Ne... (more)

Bill McCracken Named CEO of CA

CA Session at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - The Board of Directors of CA, Inc. announced the unanimous election of William E. McCracken, as CA's chief executive officer. McCracken previously served as executive chairman since John A. Swainson's retirement was announced in September 2009. McCracken now holds both the CEO and chairman of the board positions at the Company. "Over the past five months, Bill has helped direct the day-to-day management of CA and has been integral in developing and executing the strategy to position the Company for market leadership," said Gary J. Fernandes, lead independent director at CA, who headed the Board search committee. "We had the benefit of watching him lead the Company and it became evident to us that Bill McCracken has the knowledge, industry expertise, and experience to take CA to the next level. The Board unanimously dec... (more)

Chuck Phillips Was Supposed to Become CEO of CA

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing News - Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coastal double life with wife and son in the East and a live-in girlfriend in the West. Six days after Phillips was forced to admit that a picture of him and his ex-girlfriend canoodling was hanging over Times Square, CA named board member and executive chairman Bill McCracken CEO. He's the guy who's been running the company since John Swainson's reportedly forced retirement was announced in September. An ex-IBMer and an ex-Swainson pal, it was no secret he really wanted the job. Related Story: SAP Wants CA To Give It More Toys That w... (more)