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3Tera Session at Cloud Expo

CA, Inc. on Thursday announced the completion of its acquisition of cloud-computing pioneer 3Tera, Inc., whose AppLogic offers an innovative solution for building cloud services and deploying complex enterprise-class applications to public and private clouds. Terms were not disclosed.

The announcement follows the March 17 completion of CA's acquisition of Nimsoft, Inc., a leading provider of IT performance and availability monitoring solutions for emerging enterprises and Managed Service Providers. Both 3Tera and Nimsoft were privately-held. CA announced a definitive agreement to acquire 3Tera on February 24.

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With these and other recent transactions, along with its aggressive internal development efforts, CA continues to expand its leading portfolio of technology management solutions to uniquely support customers as they seek to gain maximum business benefits from emerging cloud computing models

"As organizations around the world embrace cloud computing, they face new management challenges--such as keeping their cloud vendors accountable and simplifying the migration of existing services from conventional infrastructure to the cloud," said Chris O'Malley, executive vice president of CA's Cloud Products & Solutions Business Line. "CA continues to expand its solution set to help our customers successfully meet these new management challenges and thereby obtain the full potential business benefits offered by cloud computing."

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 to offer application stacks on demand by adding applications to the AppLogic catalog, where they can be deployed to a low-cost, shared cloud infrastructure. CA plans to extend support of 3Tera, which currently operates on the Xen virtualization platform, to both VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V.

"AppLogic has allowed us to deliver new on-demand services and attract a new type of customer while decreasing the operational costs and complexity of our operations and support," said Jack Finlayson, CEO, Layered Technologies. "We see CA's focus and urgency on helping its customers with cloud computing as something that will have a very positive impact on our business and we look forward to growing our partnership to a new level."

"Because PGi delivers the latest collaboration innovations to customers, cloud computing solutions are an instrumental component of our service delivery model," said David Guthrie, chief technology officer, PGi. "For us the acquisition of 3Tera by CA is excellent news, positioning the company to further focus on customers' success. Working with 3Tera has impacted the speed with which PGi goes to market. We now deploy development, QA and production environments for our online meeting technologies more rapidly which in turn benefits the millions of audio and Web conferencing users that access our platforms each month."

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