Computer Associates, Microsoft Announce Distribution of CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT

Computer Associates, Microsoft Announce Distribution of CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT

NEW ORLEANS, April 27, 1998 — Computer Associates International Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced the inclusion of CA’s Real World Interface
™for Windows NT® with the Microsoft® Windows NT Server operating system version 5.0. CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT, a Web-based enterprise management (WBEM) application based on Computer Associates’ Unicenter TNG Framework, will fully utilize the native management services and instrumentation of Windows® and other WBEM-enabled systems, greatly enhancing the integration of those services and instrumentation into the enterprise management environment. The distribution of Real World Interface for Windows NT with Windows NT Server 5.0 enables customers to easily view Windows-based management instrumentation data.

WBEM is an industry standard interface that enables corporate customers to relate and associate management data from diverse sources to create cohesive service-centric views of their enterprise IT environments. Real World Interface for Windows NT marks a significant milestone in the industry’s acceptance of the WBEM management standard. The Real World Interface for Windows NT is a browser-based application that produces management views of WBEM data, events and alerts. CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT will further enhance the manageability of the next version of the Windows NT Server operating system and help customers reduce the cost of corporate desktop and server ownership.


As we talk to our enterprise customers, they’re telling us they want easy access to all manageability data on their Windows-based systems,”
said Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates.
“We’re pleased that CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT provides customers with this data, further enhancing the manageability of their Windows-based systems.”

WBEM provides a common model for defining management data from various components of the enterprise computing environment, including systems, network hardware and applications. It provides customers with the ability to relate the status and attributes of these diverse components to manage the environment as it is actually used by the organization, rather than as numerous
“islands”
of functionality.

“The distribution of CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT provides clients with a unifying interface for managing their Windows computing and communications environments,”
said CA chairman and CEO Charles B. Wang.
“This is a major step toward the practical implementation of true cross-resource, service-oriented management.”

Computer Associates and Microsoft will conduct a series of development seminars on WBEM instrumentation and the new Real World Interface for Windows NT. The companies will also conduct a special forum for key Computer Associates strategic business alliance partners at Computer Associates’ Partner Symposium in July. CA’s Real World Interface for Windows NT will ship with Windows NT Server 5.0.

About Computer Associates

Computer Associates International Inc. (NYSE
“CA”
), with headquarters in Islandia, N.Y., is the world leader in mission-critical business software. The company develops, licenses and supports more than 500 integrated products that include enterprise computing and information management, application development, manufacturing and financial applications.

Computer Associates has over 11,000 people in 160 offices in 43 countries and had revenue of $4.5 billion in 1997. Computer Associates can be reached by visiting (http://www.cai.com/) on the World Wide Web, e-mailing info@cai.com, or calling (516) 342-5224.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
“MSFT”
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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