PRODUCTS: HP targets cloud development and UC with new software

PRODUCTS: HP targets cloud development and UC with new software

Helps businesses and governments in their pursuit of an instant-on enterprise

HP has launched a number of new softwares around application delivery and unified communications (UC).

They include additions to the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite that improves collaboration among application delivery teams and new Voice Transformation Solutions, Virtual Workplace Solutions and Network Readiness Services solutions that advance the way clients use UC.

They are aimed at helping help business and government in the pursuit of an instant-on enterprise. The new HP ALM software solutions include Service Virtualisation 1.0, Application Lifecycle Intelligence (ALI) and Agile Accelerator 5.0.

HP Service Virtualisation 1.0 integrates with a broad set of application life cycle management solutions that lower complications and business risks.

The HP ALI solution turns incongruent data into actionable intelligence. The Agile Accelerator 5.0 enables a new scheduling tool for viewing deliverables in development with a new scheduling tool and offers real-time visibility across the application life cycle.

According to HP, the solutions aim to provide business analysts, developers and testers with visibility across the life cycle and new levels of automation to restructure the delivery process.

Research analyst firm, IDC, predicted that by 2012, 85 per cent of Net-new applications will be designed to be accessed in the cloud. As such, it established that in order to meet the transformation, IT organisations require a unified platform that automates and manages the delivery of cloud and composite applications.

HP South-Pacific general manager of software, Richard Outten, said, “With business processes increasing the complexity of applications, enterprises are challenged to be nimble and keep pace with changing business demands that lead to innovation breakthrough.”

The company also released new solutions – the Voice Transformation Solutions, Virtual Workplace Solutions and Network Readiness Services - that aim to advance the way clients use UC.

The Voice Transformation Solutions enable clients to build the foundation required in creating a productive workplace that improves customer responsiveness. The Virtual Workplace Solutions improves the flow of information and communication between the organisation, suppliers and partners. The Network Readiness Services for UC organises network readiness with clients’ UC roadmaps and eradicates network barriers.

Another research firm, Gartner, predicted that by the end of 2015, 60 per cent of organisations will offer employees with a minimum of four parallel, overlapping, voice/telephony options.

HP South-Pacific general manager of technology services, Nathan Wappet, said, “Clients need to understand how changes to their work environment can impact communications.”

The company is collaborating with industry vendors that include – Microsoft, Avaya, Polycom and Alcatel-Lucent in merging a complete range of technology components for the three solutions. It will offer a full range of consulting and support services for the partner platforms.

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