By Asia Cloud Forum staff 17-Jun-2010
HP today announced new management solutions to help clients embrace hybrid delivery models, spanning on-premise, off-premise, physical and virtual environments, enabling faster time to market and increased agility from application investments.
Hybrid delivery models that are incorrectly managed can increase complexity, risk and costs, which can quickly reverse any gains for organizations seeking to adopt them.
New HP solutions enable IT teams to effectively manage the performance and availability of all applications in the same way, irrespective of where they are running. The offerings include advances in the company’s industry-leading automation and management platforms, test data management and software services.
HP Business Service Management (BSM) 9.0 improves IT operations by enabling staff to effectively manage application performance and availability to meet service level agreements.
HP BSM 9.0 provides a run-time service model, which updates the complete run-time environment of the application service, whether the application is running in an on-premise, off-premise, physical or virtual environment. This ensures operations staff can know the most accurate view of their IT services, which dramatically reduces user impact and time to troubleshoot.
Its new collaboration capabilities utilizes Web 2.0 mash-ups to deliver actionable data to the right team with the right context across a variety of interfaces, including mobile devices., and is expected to enable faster decision making and problem resolution.
It is also designed to automate the entire event resolution process to dramatically reduce troubleshooting costs, lower mean time to repair and drive productivity gains. HP BSM eliminates redundant events and automates the process of resolution using industry-leading run-book automation tools.
The HP BSM 9.0 portfolio includes HP Business Availability Center 9.0 (BAC), HP Operations Manager i 9.0 (OMi) and HP Network Management Center (NMC) 9.0.
HP Test Data Management (TDM) automates the process of obtaining test data from live applications. This automation better reflects production environments and reduces the risks associated with the eventual deployment of applications. HP TDM also lowers costs associated with application testing, reduces project delays and ensures sensitive data does not violate compliance regulations.
HP also announced three new service offerings designed to help clients drive value from their software investments.
HP Solution Management Services (SMS) is a converged portfolio of software support and consulting services that helps clients simplify their environments and maximize adoption of their Business Technology Optimization (BTO) and Information Management (IM) software investments. New offerings include expanded support for custom and third-party integrations and proactive services such as patch management and release upgrade planning for both HP and third-party software.