CA Technologies has announced expanded support for Amazon Web Services to automate the deployment and monitoring of applications and resources within the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. The company says that CA Virtual, CA Service Automation, CA Service Assurance and the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution can now plug into the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
According to CA, with Amazon VPC customers can extend their data center into the cloud using a secure industry-standard encrypted IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. Users can create an isolated network, specify the IP address range of their own choice, and then launch Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances into that network.
"The move to the cloud will be made easier by taking an integrated, coordinated approach that involves managing existing resources with cloud resources via workload automation and application performance monitoring and reporting," said Mary Johnston Turner, IDC research director.
CA Technologies supports both Amazon EC2 and Amazon VPC. The concept being to enable customers to use one set of tools to successfully manage their IT resources across on premise resources and AWS.