HP SaaS tools promise agility and management boost

News James Stirling Feb 5, 2013
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Latest offerings help bring working groups together and monitor applications for performance

HP has launched two Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products that it claims will help increase agility for application development and management.

The first of the two offerings, HP Agile Manager, is a collaboration tool that provides visibility into the progress being made on development projects.

Agile manager can be used by a single group, or for multiple, geographically-distributed teams across the enterprise.

“HP Agile Manager enables clients to simplify planning and capacity management across Agile teams...enhance insight into application quality with advanced source-code and build-management analytics ... [and] foster collaboration through integrated development environment [(IDE) integrations,” the company said.

The second offering is called Performance Anywhere and monitors applications across the web and in mobile environments via the cloud.

The company claims it can not only improve application performance, but also reduce up-front costs and lengthy implementations.

“Clients can achieve faster time-to-value with automated, self-provisioned management ... improve brand equity with smart analytics that understand historic norms and detect abnormal performance ... and rapidly resolve performance issues,” HP said.

Subbu Iyer, vice president of product and strategy software, at HP said: “Enterprise agility results from the ability to quickly deploy simple-to-use, on-demand tools that provide visibility and collaboration across the application life cycle.

“Together, HP Agile Manager and HP Performance Anywhere provide intuitive, collaborative and analytical capabilities needed to enable development and operation teams to deliver business-driven results.”

Agile Manager is available immediately and is priced using a subscription model, starting at $39 (£24.82) per user, per month.

Performance Anywhere, on the other hand, is not yet generally available, although HP said it will be available soon.