Ingram Micro, CA Launch Enterprise Software Channel

Ingram Micro Inc. (Santa Ana, Calif., and Computer Associates Intl. Inc. (CA, Islandia, N.Y., today announced that Ingram Micro will expand its global enterprise solution offering. Under a U.S. software distribution agreement, CA has been named a provider of end-to-end enterprise management solutions for Ingram Micro's Advanced Software Division (ASD), a component of its global enterprise offering.

Ingram Micro will offer CA's Unicenter TNG and Enterprise Edition products as management solutions, and will distribute CA's software to resellers in strategic vertical markets. Ingram Micro will also distribute CA's Jasmine, Opal and Ingres II, components of CA's Harmony solution, to qualified resellers servicing the high-performance enterprise computing market.

Enterprise Edition products consist of enterprise-class solutions for specific management areas. Opal modernizes legacy applications while seamlessly integrating systems across multiple platforms and architectures. Jasmine, a pure object database, allows users to build and deploy multimedia applications over client/server and networked computing environments. Ingres II delivers a mission-critical relational database management system.

Ingram Micro also plans to offer a configuration program in which it will load and test Unicenter TNG on a customer's hardware, providing the customer a "turn-key" system. --Brian Ploskina, Assistant Editor

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