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HP Speeds Delivery of IT Application Services


HP Speeds Delivery of IT Application Services

New Cloud and Automation Software Enables Rapid Increase in IT Responsiveness to Enterprise Needs

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/13 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the next generation of its data center automation, orchestration and cloud management software, which is designed to enable enterprise IT to rapidly deliver services on a massive scale -- on premises or via the cloud -- to meet changing enterprise needs.

Social networking, mobility, big data and cloud services are changing the role of IT from infrastructure support to acting as a driver of business growth through rapid delivery of services and application releases. However, managing complex distributed systems and heterogeneous environments is time consuming and hinders agility and innovation.

HP is introducing a comprehensive, integrated portfolio of software and services that helps to automate the complete life cycle of IT services -- from routine data center maintenance to the delivery of business processes. By automating repetitive, manual and time-consuming operations, the automation and cloud management software from HP minimizes complexities in heterogeneous environments and allows IT to focus on higher-impact activities to increase the overall value for the business.

HP's automation, orchestration and cloud management software solutions provide the essential foundation for delivering application and infrastructure services, which enables clients to:


 
--  Drive business growth by quickly deploying innovative IT services on a
    massive scale with HP Operations Orchestration (OO) 10, which
    automates the execution of up to 15,000 simultaneous operations.(1)
--  Lower IT costs by efficiently delivering computing capacity with HP
    Server Automation (SA) 10, which automates server life cycle
    management to increase utilization, while reducing manual
    administration.
--  Increase employee efficiency with HP Database and Middleware
    Automation (DMA) 10, which automates manual database management tasks.
--  Accelerate time to value of IT services with HP Cloud Service
    Automation 3.2, which provides service life cycle automation,
    utilization and financial management capabilities to accurately and
    efficie
ntly manage and scale cloud services.

"Our IT employees were bogged down being enterprise 'fire fighters' instead of proactive business partners," said Andy Smith, vice president, Application Hosting Services, McKesson. "HP cloud and automation software enabled us to improve our IT operations by automating routine, repetitive tasks prone to human error, encouraging our employees to focus on innovative IT services. As a result, we can now deliver both IaaS and PaaS in under an hour, and we reduced IT service outages by 78 percent, the occurrence of critical IT incidents by 65 percent and have been able to deploy 40 percent more IT systems."

Break the barriers to scale with enterprise-grade automation HP OO 10 reduces the time needed to build and deploy business processes -- on premises or via the cloud -- from weeks to minutes by automating all application and infrastructure runbooks.(2) By automating IT runbooks on a massive scale, HP OO 10 can rapidly deliver infrastructure capacity when needed, and automates application services that rely on heterogeneous components.

In addition, HP OO 10 speeds time to value with out-of-the-box support for more than 5,000 IT operations, including new support for Amazon S3 Storage, HP ArcSight, HP Fortify, OpenStack and SAP applications. This enables IT organizations to quickly and easily automate their business processes.

Control server virtualization sprawl The HP SA 10 enterprise-grade server life cycle management platform allows IT to manage more than 100,000 physical and virtual servers(2) from a single pane of glass to eliminate management complexity. It also improves operational economics by reducing the administrator-to-server ratio by up to 60 percent.(2)

In addition, HP SA 10 offers HP Server Automation Standard, a virtual appliance that allows smaller organizations and department-level IT teams to begin managing server environments in less than one hour.(1) By automating management of the server life cycle, enterprises can speed software deployment from weeks to hours, and the deployment of entire server stacks from days to minutes(2) for rapid return on investment.

Deliver application services with databases and middleware on demand

HP DMA 10 software automates up to 60 percent of the manual, repetitive administrative tasks associated with database management.(3) It can improve administrator efficiency by more than 70 percent(3) with more than 1,000 out-of-the-box best practices to provision, patch, upgrade and release application code into database and middleware servers such as DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase and WebSphere. New out-of-the-box compliance reports enable enterprises to quickly access the critical information needed to meet regulations for database management.

Capitalize on cloud automation maturity HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 is the industry's most comprehensive, unified cloud management platform for building, brokering and managing enterprise-grade application and heterogeneous infrastructure cloud services.

HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 simplifies management of heterogeneous environments by leveraging HP OO and HP SA while providing support for Amazon EC2 public cloud services, HP Cloud Services, KVM OpenStack and Microsoft(R) Hyper-V.

Integration with HP DMA offers self-service portals for Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service environments that deliver end-to-end IT application services.

Integration with HP Business Service Management allows HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 to manage system and application service performance in private and hybrid cloud environments. HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 also contributes to improved efficiency with intelligent resource allocation, and provides chargeback capabilities with HP Asset Manager. Leveraging HP IT Executive Scorecard, HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 provides a 360-degree dashboard view of cloud and hybrid IT investments for business planning.

HP Software Professional Services HP Software Professional Services help customers develop strategies for product implementation to facilitate rapid return on software investments. HP provides Foundation Services, HP CloudMaps and HP QuickPacks that are designed to enable customers to quickly implement new automation and cloud solutions, while helping to reduce risks and maintain performance. For complex data center scenarios, HP offers advanced services to help customers implement sophisticated capabilities. HP also offers educational services that enable customers to gain the skills to maximize productivity and the solutions' adoption.

Pricing and availability HP OO 10, HP SA 10, HP DMA 10 and HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 will be available individually worldwide directly from HP or through its ecosystem of worldwide channel partners.

HP OO 10 is priced per orchestrated node. HP SA 10 and HP DMA 10 are priced per operating system instance. HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 is priced per operating system instance and available as one package of 10 instances that includes HP SA and HP OO licenses.

Additional resources


 
--  Watch the HP webinar "Learn the ABCs of Hybrid Delivery."
--  Read the "Cloud Management Redefined: Achieving end-to-end automated
 
    application delivery" blog post on the Grounded in the Cloud blog.
--  Join HP Software on Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About HP 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 to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) Based on HP research and development product testing. (2) Based on actual results as reported by HP customers. (3) Based upon HP value studies with multiple customers.

Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Editorial contact

Diana Wong HP +1 650 236 6037 diana.wong2@hp.com

www.hp.com/go/newsroom

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