CA Technologies Provides Same-Day Support For Latest Release Of IBM Z/OS

ca-technologyCA Technologies(NASDAQ:CA) announced “Day One” support for IBM z/OS 2.1, which IBM made available. CA Technologies support for the latest release of z/OS is vast and includes more than 100 products across its broad portfolio of discip

lines, including Workload Automation, Security, Database Management for DB2 for z/OS and IMS for z/OS, Performance and Automation. This investment in development, testing and research underscores the company’s commitment to its customers and its partnership with IBM.

Michael MaddenThe innovations that CA Technologies and IBM are putting into their mainframe franchises are helping customers achieve even greater business success on the most efficient, secure and cost-effective computing platform,” said Michael Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “Collectively, we are investing in our technologies to help ensure our customers can further advance the scalability of their mainframe workloads – including private clouds and support for social and mobile applications and more.

Greg LotkoCA has consistently tested and updated its mainframe management software in conjunction with IBM’s development and testing for the benefit of our mutual customers,” said Greg Lotko, vice president and business line executive, IBM System z. “With support for the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 and zEnterprise BC12 platforms, z/OS v2.1 is designed to offer unmatched availability, scalability, and security to meet the emerging business challenges of cloud and data analytics, as well as the security demands of mobile and social applications.

The Early Support Program testing I performed of current versions of CA ACF2, CA Disk Backup and Restore and CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager, with appropriate patching for z/OS 2.1, went through smoothly and without a problem. We’ll be quite confident in moving to z/OS 2.1,” said Thomas Liu, Software Installation and Support, ANZ Bank.

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