HP Accelerates Enterprise Agility Across Application Life Cycle With New SaaS Solutions

Tue Feb 5, 2013 7:45am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Feb 05 (Marketwire) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions
that speed application delivery and provide unparalleled visibility,
collaboration and agility across often siloed or geographically dispersed
application development and operations teams.

--  HP Agile Manager accelerates application time to market with an
    intuitive, web-based experience that offers visibility for planning,
    executing and tracking Agile development projects.
--  HP 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.


Empowering Agile teams in the enterprise
 HP Agile Manager unifies
and promotes collaboration with visibility into tasks, metrics and
progress -- whether for a single group or for multiple, geographically
distributed teams across the enterprise. HP Agile Manager enables clients

--  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.
--  Enhance insight into application quality with advanced source-code and
    build-management analytics for comprehensive traceability, rapid
    assessment of change and risk analysis.
--  Foster 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
--  Improve visibility into projects with real-time updates via
    customizable dashboards, which include metrics and key performance
    indicators (KPIs).


HP Agile Manager also provides two-way synchronization with HP
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and HP Quality Center for
enterprise quality management and continuous testing capabilities.

    "As Specsavers' business rapidly expands to provide new services for our
customers, we must maintain a positive brand image and strong operational
excellence," said Jason Taylor, head, Delivery, Specsavers. "HP Agile
Manager, together with HP ALM, provides increased visibility across
application development and testing for better collaboration and risk

    360-degree view of application performance improves agility
Performance Anywhere monitors applications across the web, via the cloud
and in mobile environments. Now delivered as a service, 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.
--  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 integrates easily with HP Agile Manager and
HP Quality Center to further promote collaboration across development,
test and operations teams to better align IT with business priorities.
Both HP Agile Manager and HP Performance Anywhere are part of the HP
Converged Cloud strategy.

    "Providing patients with on-demand access to important healthcare
information is fundamental to delivering quality member services," said
Jason Siegrist, manager, Enterprise Management Team, Sentara. "With the
predictive analytics of HP Performance Anywhere, we can proactively
monitor the health of our web-based applications to ensure that our
patients can always access their personal medical information via our
website, or have the ability to find a doctor and make virtual
appointments 24/7." 

    "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," said Subbu Iyer, vice president,
Product and Strategy, Software, HP. "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."

    Pricing and availability(1) 
 HP Agile Manager is available worldwide
now. Pricing is by subscription starting at $39 per user, per month with
a three-month term. Additional information and a 30-day free trial are
available at www.hp.com/go/agilemanager.

    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. Information on how to participate in the HP
Performance Anywhere beta program is available at

    Additional resources

--  Join HP Software on Google Plus for more information and to sign up
    for upcoming hangouts featuring product demos, best practices and
--  Watch the HP webinars: "HP Agile Manager unveiled!" (March 12 at 1
    p.m. ET) and "Next-generation application performance management
    as-a-service has arrived!" (March 19 at 1 p.m. ET).
--  Read the white papers: "Finding Agility in the Age of Applications"
    and "The Case for Application Performance Management- as-a-Service."
--  Learn more at the Application Lifecycle Management and Application
    Transformation Blog and the Business Service Management Blog.
--  Join HP Software on Facebook and Twitter, HP Software ALM on Twitter
    and HP IT Ops on Twitter.


HP's premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June
10-12 in Las Vegas.

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