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1 SOLUTION BRIEF accelerating time to value in Microsoft Hyper-V environments 01

2 CA Technologies 30-year partnership with Microsoft uniquely positions us to help you exceed your Microsoft virtual and cloud computing goals. CA Technologies delivers enhanced enterprise visibility, control and automation of Microsoft Hyper-V and other heterogeneous virtual environments to deliver the flexibility and agility you need to accelerate time to value, ROI and competitive advantage

3 executive summary Challenge As companies strive to increase IT flexibility, drive down costs, and accelerate time to market, many organizations are implementing server virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V and other virtualization platforms. Even with all the potential benefits of virtualization, there is an increased premium on the need for cohesive management across diverse virtualized environments. Without a coordinated management approach, organizations fail to attain the high level of visibility, control, and automation essential to planning for and deploying an organized, secure, and scalable virtualized infrastructure. Solution To achieve true business agility through virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V and other virtualization platforms, CA Technologies virtualization management solutions will help you coordinate and simplify automation, management, security, and performance monitoring across your virtualized IT infrastructure. So you can achieve cost efficiency and deliver the high service quality and rapid response demanded by the business. CA Technologies delivers proven virtualization management solutions that enable the visibility, control and automation you need to optimize the performance and results from your virtualized environment. Our solutions will not only help you plan, configure, and migrate successfully to a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment, but will also help you simplify management and strengthen security across all virtualization platforms within your business. Benefits It s all about gaining a competitive edge. And your IT infrastructure needs to rapidly adjust to meet changing demands and to help the business capture new opportunities, not the other way around. With virtualization management solutions from CA Technologies, you will benefit from amazing new levels of speed and agility, the convenience of anytime, anywhere application delivery, and exceptional manageability, service assurance, and security all designed to help you lower costs and increase ROI. CA advantages Virtualization management solutions from CA Technologies are acclaimed by industry analysts and thought leaders based on our breadth and depth of ability, support for Microsoft Hyper-V and other virtualized platforms, and the top-down business service perspective we offer to help ensure your virtualization deployment delivers the agility, responsiveness, and competitiveness that you expect. CA Technologies partnership with Microsoft will help you get more out of your Hyper-V investment as our virtual solutions integrate with Microsoft Systems Center and Hyper-V solutions to deliver increased provisioning, control, assurance, security, and optimization that can also extend to hybrid physical and virtual environments. 03

4 The challenge: defeating virtual sprawl and stall Implementing server virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V can increase IT flexibility, drive down costs, accelerate time to market, and deliver the business agility you need to gain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing business environment. Whether your goal is to cut costs or you plan to reinvest the savings to create new services, server virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V can help you: - Streamline IT infrastructure and resource efficiency - Reduce capital and operating costs - Achieve better energy efficiency - Deliver highly-available services and applications, and - Improve business continuity But, given the benefits of increased efficiency and rapid delivery of new applications and services, virtualization has its challenges. Namely, as the number of virtual machines increase, so does the risk of your virtual deployments proceeding unmanaged and unsecured. Instead of achieving a consolidated and secure infrastructure, IT faces an uncontrolled proliferation of virtual machines, known as virtual sprawl. And to complicate the matter, many organizations deploy Microsoft Hyper-V amidst other virtualization platforms, placing an increased premium on the need for cohesive management of multiple VMs within and across diverse virtualized environments. Typically, however, each virtualization platform contains its own specific set of management tools. And as the virtualized infrastructure begins to evolve in response to increasing business demand, organizations quickly begin to feel the pain of having multiple management solutions, typically in the form of uncoordinated manual processes, weak security measures, and poor tracking and reporting practices. Without a coordinated management approach, organizations are simply unable to attain the high level of visibility, control, and automation that is essential to planning for and deploying an organized, secure, and scalable virtualized infrastructure. Leading Causes of Virtual Sprawl and Stall Management: A lack of automated monitoring, alerting and control creates lag time in responding to business needs, provisioning resources, and implementing effective security measures. Scalability: A lack of adequate capacity planning and automation tools lead to IT inefficiencies, slow response times, and missed business opportunities. Process: Weak procedures and lifecycle management tools forces the creation of time-consuming manual processes that hinder performance and responsiveness, while elevating costs. Coordination: Since virtualization crosses multiple silos, a high level of management and integration is required. As higher impact services are virtualized, there is a premium on business and IT cooperation, visibility, automation, control, performance, and ROI. Virtualization becomes a burden that threatens to consume IT resources, budgets, and reputations, causing deployments to grind to a halt. IT becomes saddled with trying to effectively manage and scale resources, while business users become frustrated, unable to get applications and services they need to dynamically respond to market opportunities. This sticking point is known as virtual stall, and is one of the main reasons companies fail to reap the benefits of virtualized environments. The result? Lost gains in agility, efficiency, and potential ROI. Poor capacity allocation damages performance, over-subscription breaches license compliance, unplanned overruns blow out budgets, and under-resourcing means other critical projects go untended. 04

5 The goal: better visibility, control, and automation To achieve true business agility through virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V, and other virtualization platforms, you need a single set of tools that coordinate and simplify automation, management, security, and performance monitoring across your virtualized IT infrastructure. So you can achieve cost efficiency and deliver the high service quality and rapid response demanded by the business. To overcome both the technical and cultural hurdles that can impede progress and cause virtual stall, implementing management tools that provide you with a single, comprehensive view of your entire virtualized infrastructure, regardless of platform, enable the highest level of visibility, control, and automation. So you can develop capacity plans that lay the foundation for a secure, scalable, high performance virtualization deployment from day one. Advanced visibility and automation capabilities enable you to quickly scan your IT infrastructure and identify the physical assets and resources available for consolidation, and to move quickly from a physical to a virtual environment through capacity planning, rapid configuration, migration, provisioning and service delivery capabilities. As the virtualized environment evolves, self-service portals, optimized processes and streamlined operations enable you to consistently execute key tasks and reduce management costs. While providing users with fast, cost effective and secure access to business applications and services needed to quickly respond to the demands of the business. And, with a single set of controls in place across your virtualized environments, you can better identify and fix problems quickly by monitoring application performance, service availability, security, and end-user experiences. Ensuring you can meet and exceed service level agreements established with the business. Visibility gain insights needed to better plan and deliver virtualized services. Visibility means charting the right course with expert guidance, understanding resource, capacity, and performance requirements. Both from the start and as business conditions change. Control deliver performance guarantees and security controls to drive greater adoption of virtualization. Establish repeatable best practices in incident, problem, and change and configuration management. Automation optimize and orchestrate entire processes, provision end-to-end services and build dialog around the cost, quality and value of service delivery. All while maintaining the compliance and disaster recovery measures you need to achieve agility, high availability and business continuity, regardless of platform. Enhanced visibility, automation, and control across your virtualized environments can provide you and your organization with a better insights and knowledge of the cost and quality of IT services, so that management can make informed, fact-based decisions aligned to the demands of the business. 05

6 The solution: CA Technologies virtualization management It s all about gaining a competitive edge. Your IT infrastructure needs to rapidly adjust to meet changing demands and to help the business capture new opportunities, not the other way around. CA Technologies delivers proven virtualization management solutions that enable the visibility, control and automation you need to optimize the performance and results from your virtualized environment. Our solutions will not only help you plan, configure and migrate successfully to a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment, but will also help you coordinate and simplify management across all virtualization platforms within your business. Virtualization management from CA Technologies includes a comprehensive range of solutions and capabilities that span the virtualization maturity cycle, from development and testing through limited production and extensive virtual-first deployment to a dynamic data center or private cloud initiative. And, we can help you better understand virtualization costs and ROI potential. Robust management, along with advanced automation lets you focus on opportunities, not issues. Armed with the proper management tools, you can finally align IT with key business objectives and deliver the high quality, cost-effective applications and services the business demands. Regardless of where you are in the virtualization journey, with virtualization management from CA Technologies, you can: - Enable business priority alignment with IT priorities, automatically provisioning and reassigning resources across silos and heterogeneous environments to reduce time to market for new services. - Quickly and effectively discover and configure available resources, assign them to pools, assign rolebased permissions and identities to users, and set realistic parameters for identifying, monitoring, and measuring performance expectations. - Automate processes based on best practices and business rules to reduce manual errors as your IT systems automatically respond to changing business conditions and user needs. - Achieve economies-of-scale, provide more repeatable and consistent delivery, and establish the service quality guarantees demanded by business constituents. - Implement strong controls to help ensure the integrity and availability of data, systems, and applications, and enhance compliance with evolving regulatory requirements. As your virtualized environment grows, CA Technologies delivers the protection and control you need through robust security tools that are fully integrated with the management environment. We offer proactive permission-based password controls to secure privileged-user access along with fine grained access controls to help you secure access to your virtual environments and improve compliance with industry mandates. And, to help your business stay up and running, CA Technologies protects and safeguards your virtual environments and makes them highly available with real-time, continuous data protection and rapid data recovery for hypervisor and guest level machines, down to the application level. You also get automated and push-button failover, push-button failback, and automated, non-disruptive recovery testing to enable maximum performance, uptime and availability. 06

7 Why CA Technologies Virtualization management solutions from CA Technologies are recognized by industry analysts and thought leaders based on our breadth and depth of ability, support for Microsoft Hyper-V and other virtualized platforms, and the top-down business service perspective we offer to help ensure your virtualization deployment delivers the agility, responsiveness, and competitiveness that you expect. For more than 30 years, CA Technologies and Microsoft have collaborated to enable customers to maximize the value from their investments in the Windows Server platforms and Microsoft Business Solutions to respond to ever-changing business challenges. We earned the Microsoft ISP Partner of the Year Award in 2009 and we are a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. CA Technologies ongoing partnership with Microsoft will help you get more out of your Hyper-V investment as our virtual solutions integrate with Microsoft Systems Center and Hyper-V solutions to deliver increased provisioning, control, assurance, security, and optimization that can also extend to hybrid physical and virtual environments. In addition, CA Technologies delivers: - 30 years of recognized expertise in robust, reliable, secure, enterprise-class IT management software - An unparalleled commitment to emerging technologies and IT delivery paradigms such as virtualization, SaaS, and cloud - Best-of-breed management technologies garnered through strategic acquisition and developed from within - Industry-recognized leadership in virtualization management, highlighted by industry analysts, respected journals, and other thought leaders - Virtualization-specific industry partnerships with other bestin-class virtualization and management leaders CA Technologies is also uniquely positioned to help make your virtualization management a success with additional implementation and training services, including: CA Technologies Advantage - CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments from mainframe and physical to virtual and cloud. - CA Technologies solutions help to manage and secure IT environments, enabling our customers to deliver more flexible IT services. - Our solutions help our customers gain a level of deep insight into and exceptional control over complex mixed IT environments to enable business agility and competitive edge. CA Technology Services CA Technology Services forms an integral part of the virtualization management solution, providing assessment and strategic guidance, planning, implementation, optimization and other pre- and postdeployment services. This enables organizations to accelerate time-to-value for their virtualization investment, mitigate implementation risks, and improve the alignment between IT and business processes. CA Education CA Education also contributes exceptional value to the CA virtualization management solution, providing skills training and best practices education through classrooms, virtual instructor-led training, and Web-Based Training (WBT). This enables organizations to rapidly build expertise in virtualization and virtualization management, overcome many barriers to deployment, reduce or eliminate deployment errors, and gain fast time-to value with a high-quality solution. 07

8 The next step To achieve agility from server virtualization, your virtualization management solution must provide seamless integration of Microsoft Hyper-V and other virtualized platforms enabling your enterprise to work in concert across the entire virtualization lifecycle. With virtualization management solutions from CA Technologies, you will benefit from amazing new levels of speed and agility, the convenience of anytime, anywhere application delivery, and exceptional manageability, service assurance, and security all designed to help you lower costs and increase ROI. To learn more, and see how CA Technologies software solutions can help you better provision, control, assure and optimize your virtual environments, visit ca.com/virtualization. CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments from mainframe and physical to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 rely on CA Technologies to manage their evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at ca.com. Copyright CA. All rights reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. This document is for your informational purposes only. CA assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information. To the extent permitted by applicable law, CA provides this document as is without warranty of any kind, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. In no event will CA be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, from the use of this document, including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, goodwill, or lost data, even if CA is expressly advised in advance of the possibility of such damages. 08

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