IT organizations are challenged to meet today's constantly changing business needs and evolving workloads. One major concern business users have is how IT can respond to meet these needs and ultimately at what cost. IT organizations need to be agile enough to quickly adjust the size and capabilities of their infrastructures with the goal to meet these variable and often unforeseen demands. However, they also want to do this in a way that minimizes costs and avoids excess capacity during off-peak and low demand periods.
Amazon Web Services, a popular cloud computing provider, is known for its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), which is designed to enable IT organizations to quickly obtain and configure computing capacity with minimal effort. According to Amazon, new instances (virtual computers) can be obtained and allocated within minutes, allowing rapid scaling of infrastructure, both up and down, as demand fluctuates. Innovative management solutions from CA add comprehensive support for Amazon EC2 with real-time automation, application performance, service, and database management.
The use of CA Spectrum Automation Manager, CA Wily Introscope, CA Service Desk Manager, and CA Insight Database Performance Manager with Amazon EC2 can help IT organizations deliver value to their internal and external customers while lowering costs, achieving what CA calls "Lean IT."
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