CA has acquired Oblicore, a provider of service level management (SLM) software for enterprises and service providers.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it will mean that Oblicore's solutions will be available directly from CA and through approved channel partners.

The addition will allow CA to strengthen its ability to set, measure and optimise service levels to meet business expectations across enterprise and cloud environments. The solutions will also extend CA's capabilities in cloud vendor management and assurance of cloud service quality.

Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA's products and technology group, said: “Oblicore's business-centric approach gives enterprises and service providers better understanding and control over the quality and value of their IT service portfolio.”

Eric Converse, CEO of Oblicore, said: “Our success with mutual CA and Oblicore customers shows that together we can help close the gap between business and IT by establishing and measuring service expectations.

“Service level management is one of the fastest growing segments in the industry. Delivering Oblicore's solutions through CA's thousands of expert sales, services and support professionals will allow us to bring the benefits of SLM to both CA's vast network of existing customers and a growing global market of new ones.”

“With Oblicore and the recent acquisitions of NetQoS and Cassatt, CA is leaping ahead in our ability to help customers optimise IT for better business results and capitalise on the emerging cloud computing opportunity,” said Gopal.