With cloud computing expected to catch on in the region in next few years, HP is helping the first adopters deploy cloud faster.
HP recently introduced new software solutions that are part of its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite that fast tracks delivery of applications within a single platform.
The new solutions include:
- the HP Service Virtualization 1.0, which integrates a broad set of application life cycle management solutions to help reduce complexity;
- the HP Application Lifecycle Intelligence, which turns disparate data into actionable intelligence; and
- the HP Agile Accelerator 5.0, which features a scheduling tool to monitor deliverables.
HP said that cloud computing and other complex business processes have made applications difficult to manage in a network of IT systems and these have caused some challenges to organisations.
A recent study by AMI-Partners showed that the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to take the lead in cloud computing, led by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This market segment is expected to invest up to US$11.4 billion this year in cloud computing solutions.
With IDC estimating that 85 percent of net-new applications by 2012 will be specifically designed to be accessed in the cloud, HP said organisations need a single platform to automate and manage the delivery of cloud services and the applications that run on it.
"With business processes increasing the complexity of applications, enterprises are challenged to be nimble and keep pace with changing business demands that lead to innovation breakthrough," said Damien Wong, general manager, software, HP Southeast Asia. "The new HP ALM solutions help organisations increase their responsiveness to change and accelerate the time to application value."
HP said its ALM solutions are part of its "Instant-On Enterprise" strategy, which helps organisations stay "on" instantly by embedding technology in whatever it does.
Flexible financing options are available to organisations wanting to implement the HP ALM solutions.
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