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Cisco Unified Computing System integrates CA tools

To improve data center performance and simplify cloud computing management, the Cisco Unified Computing System and new CA tools are now integrated.

Systems Channel News Roundup for the week of May 17-21, 2010.

Cisco Unified Computing System gets CA tool support

CA Technologies and Cisco Systems Inc. have formed a partnership that integrates CA tools with the Cisco Unified Computing System that the companies say will boost data center operations and simplify cloud computing management.

The newly released CA Service Assurance and CA Service Automation products provide support for Cisco Unified Computing System, a relationship that helps solutions providers to deploy applications faster, reduce costs for their customers and ensure dependable cloud computing deployments.

The two companies used the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) open XML Application Programming Interface to integrate CA management tools -- CA Spectrum Automation Manager, eHealth Performance Manager and Spectrum Infrastructure Manager -- with UCS and to help monitor performance on the UCS server. You can also use CA products to run standard x86 application stacks anywhere in a UCS environment.

Veeam Reporter 4 touts improved enterprise reporting capabilities

Veeam Software's Veeam Reporter 4 is the latest release of the VMware reporting tool and gives solutions providers the ability to perform enterprise reporting, change management and capacity planning for their customers' virtual environments.

Veeam Reporter 4 was integrated with Veeam Business View, and additional enhancements include a new reporting engine for enterprise reporting, improved change management reports, a new capacity planning report and a new interface and dashboard capabilities.

New Cloud Linux tools designed for server control

Cloud Linux Inc., a company that develops products specifically for hosting service providers, has launched a new line of tools that are aimed at improving control over servers.

LVE Wrappers allow solutions providers to control CPU usage for individual users and applications. Solutions providers can also control the resources for each application, which provides greater management of customers' overall server infrastructure.

The tools use Cloud Linux's Lightweight Virtual Environment technology, which is a kernel-based technology that limits the resources available for a specific process. LVE Wrappers are available now to Cloud Linux subscribers.

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