HP Helps Enterprises Advance Development for the Cloud
Date 2011/7/19 23:02:22 | Topic: Press Release
|PALO ALTO, Calif., July 19, 2011 - HP today announced new software solutions that improve collaboration among application delivery teams, enabling organizations to accelerate business innovation and lower operational costs. |
Cloud computing, as well as increasingly complex business processes, has redefined the way organizations operate and deliver applications. Applications, once monolithic, are now architected on connected services and developed in rapid cycles. These composite applications can create crippling challenges for organizations as they struggle to quickly deliver applications, while still managing quality, performance and security risks within heterogeneous development environments.
IDC estimates that by 2012, 85 percent of net-new applications will be specifically designed to be accessed in the cloud.(1) To meet this transformation, IT organizations require a unified platform that automates and manages the delivery of cloud and composite applications.
The new HP software solutions are key components to the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite, which accelerates application delivery with a single platform, while enhancing collaboration among application delivery teams. The HP solutions provide business analysts, developers and testers with visibility across the life cycle and new levels of automation to streamline the delivery process.
The new HP ALM software solutions include:
* HP Service Virtualization 1.0 integrates with a broad set of application life cycle management solutions to reduce complexity and business risks. By accessing a simulated environment immediately, organizations can enhance performance testing of composite applications. The simulated environment also eliminates the need to build a redundant test environment, access production systems or recreate a proxy to mimic service behaviors.
* HP Application Lifecycle Intelligence (ALI) is an enterprise technology agnostic solution that turns disparate data into actionable intelligence. HP ALI, combined with HP ALM 11, provides a real-time view into changes made to source code while allowing developers to work with the tools of their choice. This allows organizations to measure the impact of changes on requirements, tests and defects for a complete analysis of application quality prior to release.
* HP Agile Accelerator 5.0 features a new scheduling tool for viewing deliverables in development and provides real-time visibility across the application life cycle for rapid response to changing business requirements.
“Disparate tools used by various groups across our application delivery process made it difficult to make critical decisions quickly,” said Michael Sonnleitner, senior developer, Raiffeisen Software Solution. “With the new HP ALM solutions, our development and quality assurance teams can now effectively work together to deliver mission-critical applications quickly and efficiently – whether for the cloud or on-premise.”
“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,” said Jonathan Rende, vice president and general manager, Applications, Software, HP. “The new HP ALM solutions help organizations increase their responsiveness to change and accelerate the time to application value.”
The new HP ALM solutions help businesses and governments in their pursuit of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners, and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.
Clients deploying HP ALM solutions can take advantage of flexible financing options through HP Financial Services, the company’s leasing and life cycle asset management services subsidiary. HP Financial Services financing solutions provide terms, structures and resources customized to the needs of businesses.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) IDC White Paper sponsored by HP, “Five Steps to Successful Integrated Cloud Management,” IDC #228116, May 2011.