CA Technologies’ incubator project aims to address container monitoring issues

|November 16, 2017 0
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USA: CA Technologies at the CA World ’17 has announced the open registration for the beta program, a part of the company’s internal accelerator program.

Born in 2016, the CA Accelerator incubations function like lean startups within the company, where internal innovators receive support and funding to develop and test new product ideas in the marketplace. CA Jarvis, an internal analytics engine and the CA Accelerator’s most successful project to date, has been integrated into CA’s Agile Operations, API Management and Security lines of business.

The idea for FreshTracks was born as CA’s engineers sought to monitor their evolving microservices with existing solutions. is the fourth container-focused project born out of the CA Accelerator and aims to solve the real problems experienced in monitoring and scaling containerized applications.


Utilizing open source technology as the foundation, the team layered in machine learning to build a self-learning monitoring system capable of real-time intelligent alerting. The result was a cost-effective, fast-to-market solution for teams serious about container operations, particularly teams using Prometheus together with Kubernetes.

Current container monitoring tools do a good job collecting metrics about the state of applications, but they fall short when providing dynamic anomaly detection to allow engineers to act based on those metrics. uses machine learning to provide intelligent alerts enabling applications to be highly available. Actionable alerts ensure engineers spend more time where it matters.

“The CA Accelerator culture values innovation and is changing the way we think about solving customer challenges. Through our own experiences, we realized the need for container monitoring and made our own solution to share with others who are facing similar challenges,” said Bob Cotton, co-founder of

The program’s Incubation Rotation helps mitigate risks for employees transferring into the CA Accelerator. During the 12-month rotation, the CA employee’s position is held within the company, allowing the employee to develop his or her business, while providing the freedom to pursue creative ideas to the fullest extent. Over 100 CA employees have joined the program to date.

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