HP Unveils Suite of Enterprise 'Application Transformation Solutions'

HP says it is adding seven new offerings intended to expand its Application Transformation solution portfolio, targeted at enterprises seeking to better assess, modernize and manage their applications. The purpose of these products is to enable enterprises to understand their application portfolios and decide what to keep, change or retire.

HP Application Portfolio Management (APM) software, delivered as software-as-a-service, helps enterprises identify areas for portfolio rationalization using fact-based analysis against a set of enterprise goals. APM serves as the foundation for the enterprise application transformation plan and helps to reduce the cost and risks associated with modernization projects. By combining APM with HP Applications Rationalization services, clients can receive a customized applications transformation roadmap that delivers the optimal application portfolio.

Fees for this online service are not yet available, but will vary by engagement, Mahesh Kumar, senior director, product marketing for HP Software, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "APM is currently available as a service, and pricing depends upon the size of the client's applications portfolio included in the scope of the assessment," he says. "The APM software pricing will be released when the product becomes available to the general public later this year."

APM is part of a portfolio of application consulting, development, integration and outsourcing services, which also includes HP Application Transformation Services for Client Computing, designed to modernize client device environments to Windows 7 clients.

In addition, HP has introduced Fortify Real-Time Hybrid Analysis, which it says is the first application security analysis solution that discovers the root cause of software vulnerabilities by observing attacks in real time. By using HP Fortify Real-Time Hybrid Analysis in concert with new versions of HP Fortify 360 and HP Application Security Center, enterprises can proactively deliver the application security intelligence required to effectively manage risk.

Products in the portfolio are designed to enable automated data collection. "Data collection is automated in several ways," Kumar explains. "HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping can provide bottom up information about the applications and infrastructure that supports the apps. HP Application Portfolio Management can take in feeds from other repositories/systems that contain some data, such as financial information, compliance, or business process information." Data gathering is accomplished through Web-based services sent to end-users.

HP also announced a series of cloud management solutions, including HP Cloud Service Automation 2.0 software, which enables enterprises to build, deploy, monitor and manage applications and infrastructure across heterogeneous environments. In addition, HP Exchange Services for Private Cloud helps enterprises get a "pay per use" model of cloud computing along with an enterprise-grade level of performance and security. This provides the benefits of cloud computing without the associated risks.

More information is available from HP.