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HP updates tools and services for application modernization

Joab Jackson | May 30, 2013
Today's enterprise developer needs a different skill set than one required in years past, HP executives said.

The update to HP Anywhere, version 10.01, adds in additional security tools to the containers and offers a new API (application programming interface) that third-party mobile device management software can use to gather more performance information about the application.

HP also updated its HP Real User Monitoring (RUM) software, part of the Application Performance Management (APM) portfolio. RUM monitors how people use the applications on their mobile devices. It collects statistics on which features are used, as well as how quickly the mobile application responds to user commands.

Version 9.22 software of RUM is the first that can monitor native Android applications. Previous versions could only monitor Web applications on the Android platform.

Also in the portfolio is the newly updated HP Performance Anywhere APM software. Version 1.1 of the software offers predictive analytics that can alert administrators when a service is degrading, and can track performance of applications across cellular networks.

The company has also released a collection of software development kits (SDKs), demo programs and application cookbooks -- under the name of HP Anywhere Developer Zone -- aimed at helping developers design more effective enterprise mobile applications.

For those organizations interested in updating their back-end infrastructure, HP has released a set of reference architectures, called HP Application Integration to Cloud, for developing an application that can run on private or public clouds, using middleware from Tibco and Red Hat. Such infrastructure is best suited for high-performance throughput heterogenous technology systems that require strict SLAs (service level agreements), said Tom Hall, HP's worldwide cloud services marketing manager.

As shipments of personal computers flag, financial analysts have looked to the enterprise mobile market as one area that could help boost HP's bottom line.

 

 

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