CA Tech launches ‘management cloud’ for mobility
By Digital News Asia February 27, 2014
- New cloud service enables enterprises to manage, secure and grow their business, CA claims
- Complementary suites: Enterprise Mobility Management, Mobile DevOps and Enterprise IoT
CA Technologies has launched what it claimed was the industry’s first, comprehensive ‘Management Cloud for Mobility.’
Delivered as a cloud service, this portfolio enables enterprises to manage, secure and grow their business, increase productivity and deliver an enhanced mobile experience, the company said in a statement.
“The explosion of new devices, applications, content and transactions in the mobile environment has opened new challenges for enterprises of all sizes, worldwide,” said Vic Mankotia (pic), vice president of Solution Strategy at CA Technologies Asia Pacific and Japan.
“The CA Management Cloud for Mobility will help enterprises transform the challenges of the new mobile economy into significant opportunity,” he added.
The portfolio includes three complementary solution suites: Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) to manage and secure mobile devices, applications and content; Mobile DevOps to accelerate application development and deployment; and Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) to enable the adoption of Internet-connected devices.
The complete EMM suite and key products of the Mobile DevOps suite are available for purchase. Customers have the choice and flexibility to deploy the complete portfolio of solutions or individual components, with the ability to customise and scale cost effectively, CA Technologies said.
This CA Management Cloud for Mobility is powered by ‘Smart Containerization’ technology, the company added.
Unlike traditional device-focused mobility management techniques, Smart Containerization allows enterprises to manage the security, performance, compliance and support characteristics of the device, application, content or email while preserving the quality of the mobile user experience, it claimed.
“The growth of mobile devices and apps in the enterprise is blurring the lines between personal and corporate data and leading to new challenges for enterprises,” said Chris Hazelton, research director, Mobile & Wireless, at 451 Research.
“The EMM space is evolving as companies are looking for more complete offerings that support customers and productive mobile employees.
“Secure container technologies must provide enterprise scalability and comprehensive security across app development, delivery and support, all while preserving the familiar native look and feel of nearly any mobile device an employee chooses to carry,” he added.
The EMM suite enables enterprises to drive employee productivity and satisfaction by simplifying the management and security of devices, applications, content and email.
The Mobile DevOps suite helps enterprises accelerate the delivery of user-experience-focused mobile applications, CA Technologies claimed.
It enables enterprises to achieve faster time to market by accelerating continuous application delivery while enhancing security.
Working across multiple development tools, languages and methodologies, Mobile DevOps makes it easy to build and test rich API-based (application programming interface) mobile applications, gain deep insights into performance, user experience, crash and log analytics, and automate and support these mobile applications when deployed onto millions of devices.
Meanwhile, Enterprise IoT will enable businesses to deploy Internet-connected devices, and manage and secure billions of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interactions.
Ubiquitous connectivity, advancements in big data analytics and the ability to embed computing into everything have led to the rise of the IoT phenomenon, CA Technologies said.
The Enterprise IoT suite will provide enterprises a secure foundation to extend mobility with IoT infrastructure to achieve business efficiencies, it added.
These Mobility offerings from CA are further supported by significant advances in the CA Security portfolio. These include new and updated identity-based solutions that help customers secure their growing portfolio of cloud services and mobile applications.
For more information on the various solutions supporting mobility from CA Technologies, click here.
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