HP accelerates app development on the cloud
By Digital News Asia June 7, 2012
- Updated HP Application Lifecycle Management and HP Performance Center
- DevOps supported, with integration of applications, operations solutions
HP has announced offerings that it claims increase collaboration between development, testing, infrastructure and operations teams, helping organizations break down IT silos so they can quickly deliver high-quality, innovative applications for hybrid and cloud environments.
The updated versions of HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and HP Performance Center (PC) come with new Lab Management Automation and Continuous Application Performance Delivery features, the company said in a statement.
HP also is introducing HP Lab Management Automation for HP ALM 11.5 and HP PC 11.5, the new versions HP announced.
The feature accelerates the deployment of high-quality applications by automating the configuration of testing environments to align with real-world scenarios, such as private and hybrid clouds. This helps ensure the desired performance, functionality and security of applications prior to production.
To achieve the continuous delivery of high-quality applications, organizations are adopting DevOps, a set of software delivery practices that stress better communication and collaboration between application development, testing, infrastructure and operations teams.
DevOps helps unify IT silos through a set of common standards and automation practices, enabling continuous delivery of applications and services that adapt to changing enterprise needs
HP Software Professional Services for Application Lifecycle Management provides consulting, upgrade and implementation services to shorten time to business value for DevOps based on HP ALM 11.5.
The new Lab Management Foundation Service enables organizations to accelerate application testing while maintaining application quality. These services automate the deployment and provisioning of test environments and the scheduling of test execution.
“Application innovation is hindered by the silos that exist between development, testing and operations teams, leading to delays, missed opportunities and potential application defects,” said Chew Kai Peng (pic), country manager, HP Software, Malaysia.
“By integrating information and processes from IT operations into application life cycle management, HP provides a critical foundation for DevOps, enabling organizations to drive business results through the continuous delivery of innovative applications,” he added.
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