Cleverpath is CA's link to Net services

At the CA World user conference in Florida this week, Computer Associates revealed it will use its CleverPath portal to provide...

At the CA World user conference in Florida this week, Computer Associates revealed it will use its CleverPath portal to provide the link between its product streams, writes Eric Doyle.

The Cleverpath portal and predictive analysis platform will provide a linking layer between the Web services provided by the five product groups announced by CA last November.

This layer, called Common Services, comprises CA's Advantage integration server, which contains discovery, event management, messaging and a common communication interface; an underlying agent technology infrastructure; and a common object repository.

Common Services connects automatically with the Web services provided by CA's systems management, storage, security, application development lifecycle and data management products. The services are accessed by pointing Cleverpath at a Web service's URL. It then automatically generates a portal, giving a complete user interface for managing Web services.

Cleverpath also features wireless support to allow IT managers to tweak a Web service, publish it to a customised portal via a handheld device, and then deploy it remotely. CA's Unicenter network management system will also offer wireless infrastructure support.

CA World also saw the company announce plans to transform its business intelligence solutions, including the Neugents neural networking technology, into a Web services personalisation engine for both Microsoft .net and Java 2 Enterprise Edition environments. The Allfusion application lifecycle products will also fit in as the environment used to model and build Web services.

The company also said it will use portals to integrate its eTrust security and Brightstor storage management with third-party solutions and Web services.

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