Wednesday, November 9, 2005

CA Combines its Performance Mgt with OPNET's Capacity Planning

Computer Associates and OPNET Technologies announced a global sales and marketing agreement that combines CA's performance monitoring, trend analysis, and reporting solutions with OPNET's s modeling and capacity planning products. The OPNET products include its IT Guru platform with Server and Mainframe Modeling modules adapted for CA products, and OPNET's Application Characterization Environment. The agreement also includes terms for OPNET and CA to cooperate in offering professional services and support.

The combination enables enterprises to more effectively implement business-critical and/or delay-sensitive applications -- including Web services, VoIP, and video -- across distributed server and mainframe systems. Customers can simulate "what-if" scenarios to model changes in workload, as well as in server (Windows) and mainframe (z/OS) hardware and software configurations, across the enterprise.