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CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) and VCE (a Cisco, EMC joint venture with investments from VMware and Intel), are teaming up to deliver integrated private cloud solutions for VCE’s Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, the companies have announced.

CA and VCE said that the new platforms will help customers increase agility, reduce risks and lower costs.

The partnership will first focus on two technologies: virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment and management, and migration of Tier 1 integral enterprise applications to the Vblock platform, the companies said.  

VCE debuted its multi-vendor standardized converged infrastructure platform, Vblock in 2009 as the answer to help make it easier for channel partners deploy data center and cloud technology at customer sites

VCE and CA Technologies now say they plan to certify a broad portfolio of CA Technologies including service management, service assurance, service automation, virtualization management, capacity management, and security solutions for use on and with Vblock platforms.

In addition, "CA Technologies-ready" Vblock platforms are planned to include orchestration connectors for the company’s solutions, such as CA Service Catalog, CA Process Automation and CA Spectrum Service Assurance.  The idea is to make it easier for customers to leverage ready-to-use, integrated solutions and to help make it easier to provision, orchestrate, manage and secure application workloads and services on a Vblock architecture, according to CA Technologies.