CA's Cloud Computing Spending Spree: 6 Acquisitions, 14 Months, $1 Billion


Oblicore

CA's first cloud acquisition of 2010 was Oblicore, an Israel-based developer of service level management software.

Oblicore was founded in 2000 and makes software used to improve access to applications running on remote services, a critical tool for businesses as they embrace the cloud and rely more heavily on IT resources that are outside of their own data centers.

The January acquisition of Oblicore, the financial terms of which were not revealed, strengthens CA's ability to set, measure and optimize service levels to meet expectations across enterprise and cloud environments, CA said at the time, adding that Oblicore can extend CA's ability in cloud vendor management and assurance of cloud service quality.

And Oblicore already had a leg up, at the time of the acquisition Oblicore's software already worked with a number of CA solutions, including CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager, CA Service Desk Manager, CA Wily Introscope, CA eHealth and CA Clarity PPM.