CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that Oslo Bors ASA chooses CA Workload Automation solution. By standardizing on the distributed hosted CA Technologies solution, Oslo Bors will improve the availability of the critical workflows and IT services the organisation relies on, enhance end-to-end process visibility, and simplify compliance and reporting. The solution is expected to deliver a rapid return on investment.
Oslo Bors offers the only regulated markets for securities trading in Norway, providing investors with a comprehensive range of products including equities, derivatives, and fixed income instruments. Challenged to reduce its technology infrastructure management costs, Oslo Bors examined various alternative workload automation solutions when the existing IBM solution license was due for renewal. The company chose CA Technologies in preference to equivalent solutions from IBM, BMC Software, and UC4 based on a combination of CA's expertise across all IT environments-from mainframe and physical to virtual and cloud-product functionality, and price competitiveness.
Working closely with CA Services, Oslo Bors is now deploying CA AutoSys Workload Automation to increase the availability of the Norwegian organisation's critical IT workload processes and schedules. Oslo Bors currently runs up to 3,000 jobs per day (approximately 1,000 of which are unique jobs) across more than 200 Windows servers. The solution will help Oslo Bors proactively manage its batch and online workload processes through event-based IT automation capabilities. It will also enable workload prioritisation, leveraging real-time alerting and dynamic critical path management. The system is expected to go live later in 2010.
"In today's service-oriented enterprise, workload processing demands are no longer predictable," said Tommy Nygren, Vice President, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Oslo Bors. "This CA Workload Automation solution introduces a new service-oriented generation of business processing tools for managing workloads. It will enable Oslo Bors to increase control over the dynamic execution of workloads required by today's complex business processes."
CA AutoSys Workload Automation is an event-driven scheduling and automation solution for distributed computing environments. The solution provides configurable workflows and adopts a policy-driven approach, in combination with traditional job scheduling techniques (which include IT-centric and calendar-based events processing) to automate processes across multiple platforms. The dynamic workload allocation capability enables higher resource utilisation while increasing application availability.