CA Southern Africa has announced Mobile DevOps, a solution suite aimed at accelerating application development and deployment.

The company has also announced enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) – which will enable the adoption of Internet-connected devices.

The Mobile DevOps solution suite, and the Enterprise Mobility Management suite – form part of the CA Management Cloud for Mobility portfolio.

According to Jaco Greyling, CA Southern Africa, manager, service assurance & application delivery, the Mobile DevOps suite helps enterprises accelerate the delivery of user-experience-focused mobile applications.

“It enables enterprises to achieve faster time to market by accelerating continuous application delivery while enhancing security. Working across multiple development tools, languages and methodologies, Mobile DevOps makes it easy to build and test rich API-based mobile applications, gain deep insights into performance, user experience, crash and log analytics, and automate and support these mobile applications when deployed onto millions of devices.”

The four products within the Mobile DevOps suite available for purchase are:
* New CA Layer 7 API Portal – simplifies publishing APIs, on-boarding developers, and streamlines enterprises’ ability to rapidly develop applications based on these APIs.
* New CA Layer 7 Mobile Access Gateway – delivers unified access across web and mobile, authenticates users based on risk levels and protects the datacentre against rogue applications.
* CA LISA Test for Mobile – offers mobile and web developer’s global access to a comprehensive platform that simulates an exhaustive list of user scenarios for testing.
* CA LISA Service Virtualisation – allows customers to test new mobile applications in simulated environments.

Additional Mobile DevOps capabilities will be available in the next few months, including mobile APM, crash and log analytics, user experience analytics and remote application support.

According to a Forrester Research report, “Development shops are just starting to grapple with the biggest change to system architecture since the rise of client/server in the early 1990s: omni-channel clients deployed on smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices. The mobile first focus these organisations adopt, forces application architects to think differently about the APIs clients use to access data and functionality.”

Enterprise IoT will enable businesses to deploy internet-connected devices, plus manage and secure billions of machine-to-machine (M2M) interactions.

Ubiquitous connectivity, advancements in big data analytics and the ability to embed computing into everything have led to the rise of the IoT phenomenon. The Enterprise IoT suite will provide enterprises a secure foundation to extend mobility with IoT infrastructure to achieve business efficiencies.