CA Clarity PPM Architecture

The CA Clarity PPM Platform is built from the ground up to fully embrace J2EE. It provides the standards-based services required to deliver scalable, reliable deployments. Key elements of the CA Clarity PPM technology include:

Integration

Organizations can readily combine the power of CA Clarity PPM with legacy systems, enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management systems, and Microsoft Office tools using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and Java-based APIs.


Clarity PPM XOG (XML Open Gateway) Architecture

Scalability

CA Clarity PPM can be placed on separate servers, allowing customers maximum flexibility in configuring hardware infrastructure. The application server is designed for stateless operation which allows for load balancing techniques. In addition, the solution has redundant failover capabilities which increase uptime for large deployments.


CA Clarity PPM Architecture

Security

SSL connections help ensure that all communication from server to browser is encrypted, while the ability to integrate to LDAP systems help verify that a user is authenticated and authorized to access data. In addition, CA Clarity PPM offers flexible security administration based on roles, groups and organizational breakdown structures (OBS). This enables companies to construct virtual walls between business units and determine what the user can see and act upon.

Accessibility

CA Clarity PPM was designed to be accessible through any web browser, allowing all users to have the same information no matter where they are located. CA Clarity PPM is designed to be browser agnostic and accessible through, but not limited to, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. This eliminates desktop maintenance headaches, as its ultra-thin Web client requires no desktop software, no Java applets, and no ActiveX controls.