Companies to help large enterprises convert their heterogeneous IT infrastructures to private Clouds
The alliance is based on several technology synergies including a distribution agreement covering CA Technologies Virtualization Management and Service Automation solution portfolio: CA Automation Suite for Data Centers, an integrated solution for automated data center management that supports a variety of computing environments, including Windows®, Linux®, AIX® and other types of UNIX.
By delivering value-added consulting and integration services based upon CA Technologies solutions for service automation and service level agreement (SLA) management, this alliance will allow both companies to help customers to drive efficiencies in their IT infrastructures and streamline architecture silos – whilst automating most of their IT management processes. Furthermore, Bull and CA Technologies will continue their existing collaboration on contractual service level management – a critical challenge when migrating to cloud services. Bull has a proven track record and years of expertise in the successful deployment of CA Business Service Insight, formerly known as Oblicore Guarantee.
Bull Advisory Services provide customers with an infrastructure assessment and analysis to determine opportunities that may be addressed by the cloud model. Following an assessment, Bull provides recommendations ranging from a set of services, to a new reference architecture, and an ROI model for the solution. The implementation of this reference architecture may include CA Automation Suite for Data Centers, which features the following capabilities: process automation, orchestration, provisioning standardization, configuration management, charge-back/accounting management and resource management, as well as CA Business Service Insight for contractual service level management. Bull’s professional services and expertise offer customers the support needed to integrate and leverage new solutions.
This deployment path helps customers to ensure a smooth and controlled transition to private clouds by extending their data center capacities, while fully leveraging existing infrastructures and bringing a full service catalogue to the business.