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CA Technologies Delivers Same-Day Support for IBM's Next Generation Mainframe Operating System
Sep 24, 2010 (12:09 PM EDT)


CA Mainframe Software Manager and Extensive Portfolio of Mainframe Solutions Back IBM z/OS v1.12

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced "Day One" support for IBM's next generation z/OS® V1.12 across its extensive line of mainframe management software solutions, delivering timely support for new releases of IBM® System z® hardware and operating systems.

CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM), a key innovation in CA Technologies delivery on its Mainframe 2.0 strategy, can ease the upgrade process and accelerate time-to-benefit as customers move to the new z/OS operating system.

CA Technologies recently delivered same-day support for IBM's new, innovative zEnterprise model z196 hardware, and is now readying CA Mainframe Chorus to support all z/OS hardware platforms and operating systems.

"Same-day support for IBM's z/OS release, which also extends to their new zEnterprise mainframe server, reflects our continued commitment to helping customers leverage CA Technologies and IBM's major investments in software and hardware innovation," said Dayton Semerjian, general manager of Mainframe Customer Solutions Unit at CA Technologies. "We will continue to work closely with IBM and embrace their zEnterprise technology to deliver on that goal."

CA actively participated in IBM's Early Support Program for z/OS V1.12 by installing it in its own data center, helping to optimize "Day One" support for customers.

"CA Technologies continues to aggressively support the mainframe ecosystem," said IBM Karl Freund, vice president, IBM System z.  "Their same-day support for our new zEnterprise server and the latest release of z/OS 1.12 will further benefit our mutual customers."

More information on CA Technologies broad portfolio of mainframe software can be found at: http://www.ca.com/us/mainframe-products.aspx

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