HP Rolls Out New SaaS Solutions

By Craig Galbraith Comments

HP says its new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions speed application delivery and provide visibility, collaboration and agility across often siloed or geographically dispersed application development and operations teams.

HP says the first solution, Agile Manager, accelerates application time-to-market with an intuitive, Web-based experience that offers visibility for planning, executing and tracking Agile development projects. It's designed to unify and promote collaboration with visibility into tasks, metrics and progress – whether for a single group or for multiple, geographically distributed teams across the enterprise.

HP says Agile Manager enables clients to simplify planning and capacity management across Agile teams by providing insight into projects, including the status of tasks and potential issues or bottlenecks impacting progress; enhances insight into application quality with advanced source-code and build-management analytics for comprehensive traceability, rapid assessment of change and risk analysis; fosters collaboration through integrated development environment (IDE) integrations that allow developers to work with the tool of their choice, yet still work together to share information with other team members; and improves visibility into projects with real-time updates via customizable dashboards, which include metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).

HP Agile Manager is available worldwide now, by subscription starting at $39 per user, per month, with a three-month term.

HP says the second solution, Performance Anywhere, proactively resolves application performance issues before they impact business services through a simple-to-use, on-demand solution that provides visibility and predictive analytics.

It's designed to monitor applications across the Web, via the cloud and in mobile environments. Now delivered as a service, HP says it improves application performance while reducing up-front costs and lengthy implementations so clients can achieve faster time to value with automated, self-provisioned management and a simple-to-use interface; improve brand equity with smart analytics that understand historic norms and detect abnormal performance to proactively identify potential problems; and rapidly resolve performance issues using an embedded social collaboration technology that allows development, testing and operations teams to work together and remediate application failures that may have resulted in production.

HP Performance Anywhere is expected to be available soon. Pricing, by subscription, is expected to start at $39 per application transaction monitored per month, and $199 per server and virtual machine for Application Server monitored.

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