CA is to acquire cloud computing solutions provider 3Tera.
The deal, of which terms were not disclosed, will see CA acquire 3Tera's AppLogic, which offers an innovative solution for building cloud services and deploying complex enterprise-class applications to public and private clouds using a graphical user interface (GUI).
Using the GUI and drawing from a catalogue of pre-configured virtual server and software components, CA said that AppLogic simplifies the design and deployment of composite applications as a single logical entity in the cloud. By unifying application configuration, application deployment and a virtual server fabric—functions that are otherwise typically performed in a fragmented manner—AppLogic helps reduce costs, improve productivity and increase service quality.
In addition to AppLogic, 3Tera provides a cloud computing marketplace that allows software vendors to provide developers with production-ready cloud components and full applications that are available on a pay-as-you-go basis. This greatly facilitates exchanges of value between developers, service providers and customers.
CA plans to integrate AppLogic with its existing technologies to provide customers with a comprehensive set of tools for delivering, managing and optimising cloud computing as part of an overall enterprise IT environment. CA also plans to extend support of 3Tera, which currently operates on the Xen virtualisation platform, to include both VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V.
The acquisition marks a further step into the cloud computing market for CA, after it recently acquired Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore.
Chris O'Malley, executive vice president of CA's cloud products and solutions business line, said: "CIOs can use cloud computing to build and manage a new type of IT ‘supply chain' across today's virtualised internal and external technology infrastructure. 3Tera technology is a powerful addition to the total solution CA provides for optimising these high-value supply chains—from the mainframe to the cloud."
Barry Lynn, CEO of 3Tera, said: "As part of CA, we can bring rapid and simple cloud enablement to a dramatically larger group of customers, leveraging the thousands of CA sales, services and support professionals."