CA Buys Capacity Management Software Company Hyperformix

CA Technologies this morning announced that it has agreed to purchase Hyperformix, a provider of capacity management software for dynamic physical, virtual, and cloud IT infrastructures. Deal terms were not disclosed.

Capacity management enables customers to discover how physical, virtual, hardware, software, storage, and network resources are being used, and to determine what resources will be needed in the future. The technology also helps customers optimize the deployment of those resources to meet business objectives.

CA says the acquisition of Hyperformix will help it enhance its own virtualization management solutions. According to our own CrunchBase, Hyperformix raised close to $12 million.

The transaction is expected to close within CA Technologies third fiscal quarter, which ends December 31, 2010. Hyperformix’ operations and its employees will become part of the Virtualization and Automation business at CA Technologies.

CA Technologies intends to expand its integrations with Hyperformix’ solutions to include the CA Virtual, CA Service Automation, CA Service Assurance and CA Cloud portfolios.

Last February, CA acquired 3Tera for an undisclosed sum, and moved to pick up cloud monitoring company Nimsoft for $350 million shortly thereafter.