Optimize IT performance with 4 big announcements from Discover Vienna

175x113_Live-Coverage.gifI’m here on the first day of HP Discover Vienna meeting with customers, talking to colleagues and making as many videos as humanly possible (look for my end-of-day video wrap ups on this blog, and go to Backstage Discover Vienna for full coverage).


But for now I wanted to talk about the four big announcements coming out of the show. In a nutshell, these solutions are designed to help our clients achieve two things:


1.      get applications innovations to market faster, at lower cost and improved availability, security and compliance


2.      simplify the process of connecting what were previously silos of IT management information and turning that information into valuable insight


Here is what HP is announcing.


IT Performance Suite – VP of Operations Edition

Following the release of the IT Performance Suite CIO Edition, we’re announcing the IT Performance Suite VP of Operations Edition. This is a packaged solution targeted specifically at the VP Operations and provides a complete system to automate the process of collecting, measuring and improving over 60 key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with world-class IT.


The Operations Edition saves IT leaders valuable time and money that would otherwise be spent manually capturing and correlating KPIs. It replaces manual processes with an integrated, automated dashboard that enables the VP of IT Operations to set, cascade and track their performance against the cost, availability, performance, compliance and agility goals of their production environment.


BSM 9.1

We’re also announcing a breakthrough in operational health monitoring and troubleshooting technology – Business Service Management (or BSM) 9.1. Here are some of the highlights in BSM 9.1:


  •  HP’s Service Health Analyzer technology: Based on patented HP Labs innovations, Service Health Analyzer enables IT to analyze, anticipate and remediate issues in real-time, before business services are disrupted. See Scott Edwards' blog, New Era of Predictive Analytics for more information.
  • Correlation of application performance with underlying infrastructure: This does away with the guesstimates that operations staff traditionally use to set alarm thresholds. BSM 9.1 enables you to correlate performance to infrastructure, regardless of whether that infrastructure is mobile, physical, virtual or cloud.
  • Integration with ArcSight Logger log search technology: With ArcSight Logger, you’re able to bring in logs from over 300 sources. And yet operators can quickly troubleshoot a problem with just a few keystrokes.
  • Out-of-box flexibility: BSM 9.1 integrates directly to departmental and open-source solutions such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Nagios network monitoring with more connectors to come.


IT Performance Suite VP of Applications Edition

The first news for applications leaders is the release of the IT Performance Suite VP of Applications Edition. This edition covers 60 key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with world-class application delivery. Like the CIO and Operations editions it automates the process of managing KPIs. In this case, some of the out-of-box KPIs include application delivery processes such as activity tracking, project health, defect management as well as the cost and speed of delivery of new or enhanced applications.


You can read more about the ITPS VP of Applications Edition in this blog post written by my colleague Brad Hipps: “Still managing apps with a spreadsheet? Ask yourself 3 questions to move on .”


HP Application Lifecycle Management

We’re also announcing HP Application Lifecycle Management with Application Lifecycle Intelligence 2.0. This new release enables development teams to collaborate and choose the development environment that best suits their need–Agile or Waterfall delivery, Eclipse or Visual Studio environments. And they can choose whichever language makes sense for the task at hand: Visual Basic, C, Java or Web 2.0 languages such as Ruby, PHP and others.


In the past this flexibility would have come at the price of visibility and control. But with ALM and ALI 2.0 all changes made to any source code or build system are tracked, and HP provides instant business context to those changes by showing the impacted requirements, linked functional and performance test assets, and associated defects. The result is a connected, integrated system with unprecedented flexibility.


That’s it for today’s announcements. We’ll have more news, videos and conversations from the show soon. So be sure to check back here, and check out Backstage at Discover Vienna for more content direct from the show floor.  


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