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CA snares elements of cloud firm

Acquires data centre automation and policy-based optimisation expertise and assets from cloud computing software vendor Cassat Corporation

CA has acquired data centre automation and policy-based optimisation expertise and assets from cloud computing software vendor Cassat Corporation.

The IT management software vendor says that the move will allow it to dramatically expand its automation and cloud computing abilities.

“This acquisition strengthens CA’s ability to deliver on the promise of lean IT for our customers,” asserted Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of the Products and Technology group at CA.

“With the addition of Cassatt’s engineering team and advanced data centre automation assets, CA will accelerate its development of software that helps customers make more intelligent, business policy-based decisions.”

Cassatt’s executive chief technology officer, Rob Gingell and Steve Oberlin, chief scientist and co-founder of Cassatt have joined CA, along with their team of developers, engineers, and other key employees. In addition, CA has also acquired several Cassatt patents and patent applications, as well as other intellectual property.

Cassatt CEO and founder Bill Coleman claims that Cassatt has been a champion for using cloud-style architecture to manage data centres like a ‘compute utility’.

“This is a great move for both organisations because of the vision we share — delivering a new, dramatically more efficient way to run data centres,” explained Coleman. “The acquisition of Cassatt’s data centre automation technology and expertise by CA, one of the world’s largest and most successful software companies and an innovator in business-driven automation, will help make this vision into a reality for customers.”