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CA Products Complement Alternative Technology's Virtualization Offerings

Alternative Technology Adds CA Enterprise IT Management Software Solutions

Alternative Technology continues to expand its offerings by announcing it will supply a broad range of CA distributed enterprise IT management software. Those offerings include: application & development databases; application performance management; database management; dynamic & virtual systems management; governance, risk & compliance; infrastructure & operations management; IT service & asset management; project, portfolio & financial management; security management; and storage & information governance.

CA products have been distributed by Arrow ECS since 1998 and, on Jan. 1, 2008, became part of Alternative Technology’s product portfolio when Arrow’s ECS software group was combined with Alternative Technology. Alternative Technology’s relaunch will introduce CA to many enterprise and midtier resellers that are supported by Alternative Technology.

"Alternative Technology and their network of North American resellers are particularly well versed in key technologies where CA adds value, including virtualization, infrastructure, security, and storage,” said Joe Gruca, vice president of regional alliances at CA. "Alternative Technology has a strong reputation for providing leading solutions and technical services, and we look forward to working with them to drive new opportunities.”

“Arrow has been very successful with CA’s product line, having been awarded CA’s 2007 North American Distributor of the Year,” said Tom Zorn, executive vice president, Alternative Technology. “CA’s products complement our current vendor offerings and the interests of our channel partners. CA resellers who have worked with Arrow ECS in the past will now have access to Alternative Technology’s extensive presales, postsales and implementation engineering services.”

CA Advanced Systems Management (CA ASM) is one of many CA products that Alternative Technology will distribute. CA recently announced CA ASM r11.2, which integrates with VMware VirtualCenter and supports Sun’s Logical Domains. In addition to expanded centrally managed, multivendor platform coverage, CA ASM r11.2 provides unique insight for virtual and cluster environments through physical-to-virtual mapping of the entire enterprise server infrastructure. This functionality helps customers continuously assess, manage and optimize virtual system resources to ensure service availability.

CA Partners are independent solution providers who team with CA to help customers better manage, govern, and secure IT. By leveraging CA products, services, and expertise, and adding their own, CA Partners empower IT organizations to unify and simplify operations in order to optimize the value they deliver to the business. CA’s global partner network includes resellers, consulting firms, OEMs, technology and strategic partners.

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