|By Jason Bloomberg||
|December 1, 2016 09:07 AM EST|
CA Technologies announced today its intent to acquire Austria-based Automic Holding GmbH for approximately €600 million ($636 million). The respective boards of directors have approved the deal, which is expected to close by the end of March 2017.
CA offers products in four portfolios: Agile, DevOps, mainframe, and security, while Automic delivers enterprise automation technology for automating both IT and business processes.
Each vendor recently touted both its digital transformation and DevOps strategies at recent customer events, and in fact, they have deep synergies in both areas. “Automic is super strong in digital transformation,” explains Mike Gregoire, CEO of CA Technologies. “It allows you to change with confidence.”
Whereas most vendors in the DevOps tools marketplace focus on the needs of developers, Automic brings deep experience with the operations environment to the DevOps story. This emphasis complements CA’s expanded support for developers via its 2015 acquisition of Rally Software, which led to its current Agile portfolio. (See my recent article on CA World.)
CA’s DevOps portfolio focuses on performance and quality, but has been weak in automation – a gap that Automic will be able to fill. “Automic adds a degree of automation across the software lifecycle,” explains Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer for CA. “We’ll provide an end-to-end platform for automation.”
The combination of the Rally and Automic technologies will give CA a solid DevOps story for both the developer and operations audiences, especially for enterprises with existing heterogeneous technology environments.
Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, CA Technologies is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. CA Technologies and Automic covered Jason Bloomberg’s expenses to their respective customer conferences, a standard industry practice.
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