CA fills-out system management suite for Linux
Taming the precocious Linux penguin has proved the greatest challenge for supporters of the operating system. Computer Associates says it has the management tools to do it.
Taming the precocious Linux penguin has proved the greatest challenge for supporters of the operating system.
Mature system management solutions for Unix had not been optimised, leaving administrators with the difficult task of integrating Linux into their existing frameworks.
Computer Associates has set out to fill this void with the creation of a suite of e-business management software for Linux. The most recent addition to that suite is a version for the IBM S/390.
"The CA Linux for S/390 initiative will help our clients realise the benefits of new workloads on S/390, including enhanced integration of e-business with traditional applications and data," said Ken Fitzpatrick, CA's general manager of marketing. "The ongoing collaboration between CA and IBM offers our joint customers the industry-standard software solutions they are seeking for this exciting new platform."
The initial CA solution suite for Linux for S/390 is fully compatible with CA's eBusiness management offerings for Linux on distributed platforms and includes:
Unicenter TNG Agents and Framework: CA's flagship product modules for Linux enterprise management on S/390
MasterIT: Monitors and manages Web servers on Big Iron Linux
Ingres II: Multi-platform relational Linux database with access to legacy data on S/390
ARCserve: Automates storage management for Linux on S/390
eTrust: Provides security solutions (policy-based control, antivirus and VPN) for Big Iron Linux