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As part of its continued investment in virtualization and cloud
management, CA Technologies announced the acquisition of privately held
4Base Technology, a virtualization and cloud infrastructure consulting
firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 4Base will become
the CA Virtualization and Cloud Strategy group, a competency practice
within the CA Services division, according to a company release.

4Base offers strategic consulting and implementation services for SMBs (small
to medium-size businesses) to Fortune 100s in industries ranging
from banking to state and local government to telecom and
semiconductor. The practice was founded to assist clients with all
aspects of their cloud adoption, which commonly range from architecture
to implementation and maintenance to best practices review. The
company’s offerings cover the gamut of data center infrastructure
including strategy and implementation, management and automation,
virtualized application validation and virtual infrastructure

"As CA Technologies expands its role as a strategic partner and adviser
to customers on the journey from virtualization to cloud computing, we
are investing in both the software and consulting services needed to
achieve substantial business results," said Adam Elster, general
manager of CA Services. "4Base has worked with hundreds of customers
across a broad spectrum of virtualization and cloud technologies,
including CA Technologies, Cisco, EMC, NetApp and VMware."

Solution offerings include cloud infrastructure assessment, used to
identify existing candidates for server consolidation and produce a
TCO/ROI analysis to justify the virtualization project, VI Jumpstart,
which provides a customer a guided tour of VI capabilities within their
environment and the Lab Manager workshop, which presents customers with
a guided tour of VMware Lab Manager, among others.

"Enterprises have high interest in virtualization and cloud computing,
but suffer from a lack of proven best practices," said Paul Camacho,
principal and co-founder of 4Base. "We are thrilled that CA
Technologies chose 4Base to bring validated on-site experience, proven
approaches and highly skilled resources to its customers. We look
forward to helping new and existing CA Technologies customers eliminate
VM stall and develop a dynamic IT service supply chain that transforms
IT from a cost center to a business enabler, increases business
agility, reduces IT costs, and increases quality of service."