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CA acquires 4Base Technology

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CA Technologies has bought a privately-held California consulting company in what it says is "part of its continued investment in virtualization and cloud management."
Terms of the deal to acquire 4Base Technology, of Sunnyvale, Calif., were not disclosed.

"4Base will become the CA Virtualization and Cloud Strategy group, a competency practice within the CA Services division," Islandia-based CA said in a news release.

CA, a business software provider, has bought a half-dozen smaller companies in the past year, mostly specializing in those two fields.

Virtualization involves the use of large servers to run numerous "virtual" servers or desktops, instead of using separate CPUs for numerous individual operating systems and software suites. This can reduce energy and maintenance costs, and takes up less physical space.

Cloud computing refers to flexible, cost-saving subscription plans allowing companies to use — and pay for — variable amounts of data storage, software and other resources over the Internet, as needed. 

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