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Monday, June 14, 2004

HP Expands OpenView For Adaptive Enterprise

Hewlett-Packard (Quote, Chart) is introducing new software and services that provide customers with a wider window into their IT assets and processes, part of a move to offer systems management as a service.

The portfolio, rolling out this week, is the latest addition to its Adaptive Enterprise strategy.  Todd DeLaughter, vice president and general manager of HP’s Management Software organization, said the suite will integrate with the outfit’s OpenView management platform.  The idea is to help CIOs link business and IT for real-time management, a key ingredient for HP’s Adaptive Enterprise play, the executive said.

In the Business Management sector, HP OpenView Business Process Insight is software that monitors business processes and their relationships to the applications, and IT resources on which they depend, DeLaughter told

Infrastructure Management watches over servers, storage, networking, PCs, printing and imaging and utility-based resources.

HP has long offered management products and services under its OpenView platform, but the Palo Alto, Calif., systems vendor has shifted its focus to help CIOs drive out complexity in environments with disparate products, as well as the cost associated with managing those zones.  But HP has also struggled to define Adaptive Enterprise—its version of utility, on-demand computing or real-time computing—in a market populated by IBM, Computer Associates, Sun Microsystems and VERITAS Software.

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Posted on 06/14