CA brings new mainframe solutions with AI and machine learning

CA Technologies and greenCA Technologies announced mainframe solutions featuring artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning.

CA Technologies said the new mainframe solutions will assist organizations to gain insights to predict and take action to reduce performance issues automatically, protect customer privacy, drive agility and decrease costs.

CA Technologies said the new mainframe innovations help customers to speed time to resolution by 5X, reduce insider threats and cut operational expenses by 25 percent.

With CA Mainframe Operational Intelligence, CA Trusted Access Manager for Z and CA Dynamic Capacity Intelligence, companies can leverage analytics and machine-learning to increase digital trust with their customers.

“Through A.I. and machine-learning powered intelligent automation, CA’s new mainframe solutions enable increased insights across broader sets of data. This will help businesses manage retiring skills through intelligent automation, while increasing security, scalability and flexibility on their current platforms, including IBM Z, in a secure and trusted environment,” said Ashok Reddy, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies.

CA Mainframe Operational Intelligence uses machine-learning and automation to capture patterns, triggering dynamic and reliable remediation. The solution builds on anomaly detection so users can predict issues sooner and automate resolution before service level agreements (SLAs) are impacted.

Customers can absorb additional data directly from the IBM Z environment to gather intelligence from mainframe data outside of CA products.

“Supporting a variety of business initiatives, our IT environment continues to grow more complex,” said Seth Miller, director, Enterprise Server Resource Planning and Automation, AIG. “We are looking to incorporate machine-learning and intelligence to simplify and improve our IT operations to further reduce costs while providing an outstanding customer experience.”

Almost two billion data records were lost or stolen by cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, according to the latest findings by digital security provider Gemalto, and of the 65 companies evaluated, the breach cost shareholders over $52.40 billion in total.

CA is boosting enterprise security with CA Trusted Access Manager for Z enabling security leaders to restrict and monitor all activity by privileged identities on the mainframe. Organizations can better manage their data and address security and compliance needs with the CA mainframe security.

“Security and the risk associated with cybercrime is a rising concern for all enterprises,” said Mark Anzani, vice president of strategy, IBM Z. “With IBM z14 and the solutions CA provides, our mutual customers can address these security and compliance challenges, while innovating rapidly to drive their business.”

With CA Dynamic Capacity Intelligence, businesses can avoid unplanned spikes in capacity usage to better manage costs by achieving SLA objectives with predictable monthly license charges. Customers can continually analyze workloads and dynamically move capacity to where and when it’s needed, providing IT and business stakeholders a predictable and proactive way to ensure critical workloads are completed.

“CA Dynamic Capacity Intelligence helped predict costs more accurately, which for one company resulted in nearly a 10 percent cost reduction,” said Manfred Hartmann, managing director, MHB IT Consulting.

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