CA acquires job-scheduling giant Cybermation

CA announced Thursday it is has acquired Cybermation, a leading enterprise job-scheduling vendor, for $75 million.

The purchase will attract new customers and add to CA's workload automation portfolio, which helps end-users schedule and deploy workloads, according to a company news release.

"The acquisition of Cybermation demonstrates CA's commitment to continued leadership and innovation in its core markets," said Alan Nugent, senior vice president and general manager of CA's Enterprise Systems Management Business Unit. "It will help us fulfill our vision for enterprise workload automation and provide customers with unprecedented control and automation of production workloads."

Many enterprises are experiencing job-scheduling difficulties, underscoring "the need for event-driven automation that can align workload execution with business policies, ensure optimized service levels and boost operational productivity," according to the release.

Markham, Ontario,-based Cybermation – which reported $30 million in revenue in 2005 – specializes in software and services designed to simplify and modernize traditional job-scheduling solutions.

"Cybermation has consistently attracted new customers by offering a compelling workload automation solution with advanced features and benefits," say Ray Nissan, the company's founder and chief executive officer. "Joining CA allows us to integrate our leading job-scheduling technologies into CA's workload automation strategy to deliver a single, highly advanced workload automation platform to the market."

Under the acquisition, to be finalized in one month, CA will sell products under the Cybermation name while also incorporating them into its workload automation portfolio.

In January, Cybermation reported a 99-percent customer enthusiasm rating, according to a company news release.

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