CA Technologies aims to help mainframe administrators become Linux gurus

CA Technologies has updated its management tool for Linux on the mainframe.

CA Technologies has updated its management tool for Linux on the mainframe.

The company has updated CA VM:Manager Suite and also introduced a new capability in CA Solve Operations Automation. CA Technologies said the new functionality enables Linux applications to be managed as if they were System z applications, thereby reducing the need for mainframe Linux operations expertise.

"Companies are increasingly realising that Wintel scale-out is only part of the answer to today's IT workloads, and that Linux should be part of the mix, due to manageability and cost savings that can be made," said Clive Longbottom, service director, business process analysis, at Quocirca.

"Clients want suppliers that provide a full suite of management and security products that help them rapidly deliver secure Linux across their whole IT estate, including System z services," he said.

As Computer Weekly has previously reported, mainframe technology is still a big part of corporate IT, in spite of the popularity of Windows. With Linux, businesses can run applications such as SAP on the mainframe.

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