HP updates IT automation suite for cloud deployments

HP's tools for managing servers, databases, middleware, and workflows have been updated

By , IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing, HP, IT automation

HP Operations Orchestration is the company's process automation engine, able to link together separate applications in order to create a workflow across them. This is the first version of the software that is able to work in distributed workflows across different hosted providers. It can now interoperate with OpenStack cloud deployments, as well as with the Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service). The user interface has also been revised to accommodate the management of these new cloud resources. It also can fold into workflows SAP applications as well as HP's own ArcSight and Fortify software packages.

HP Database and Middleware Automation software provides capabilities to automate the management of databases and many middleware programs, working with Oracle's and Sybase's databases, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2 and the IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic application servers. Version 10 of this software has been tailored to work seamlessly with the other packages within the CloudSystem Enterprise Starter Suite. From Operation Orchestration, for instance, an administrator can now directly bring into a workflow any database or middleware management operations developed within this software.

Use of the combined set of software "enables our customers to start building platform services using existing assets," Labat said. "You can rapidly provision services, deploy them and put them under change control so you are always in band in terms of SLAs, and compliance with policies."

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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