HP Boosts BSM With Analytics Features

Despite the fallout of its recent Autonomy fiasco, Hewlett-Packard is evidently pushing ahead with its various analytics packages: the latest version of the HP Business Service Management (BSM) software will use HP Operational Analytics (OpsAnalytics) to automate the correlation and analysis of data ranging from logs to performance information.

OpAnalytics brings together a universal log management platform (HP ArcSight Logger) with a predictive analytics package (HP Service Health Analyzer) and correlation tools (HP Operations Manager i). The combined software allows BSM users to employ predictive analytics to forecast problems within their organization’s IT stack, including applications and services. The platform can draw from historical analysis of prior events to help resolve incidents, as well as automatically correlate any abnormalities in the stack with the problem source.

HP claims that the analytics-boosted BSM can improve Web and mobile applications by giving organizations a clearer view into any client-side performance issues, as well as pinpoint performance bottlenecks in OpenStack and Python cloud environments. BSM offers a dashboard that draws in data from disparate sources and frameworks, such as IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console, IBM Tivoli Monitoring and Microsoft System Center.

“In today’s complex hybrid environments, where business service availability and performance directly correlate to business success, IT organizations are looking for new ways to deliver predictable service levels,” Ajei Gopal, senior vice president and general manager, for HP’s Hybrid and Cloud Business Unit, wrote in a Nov. 27 statement.

Earlier in November, HP was forced to take an $8.8 billion writedown for Autonomy, the data-analytics firm it acquired in 2011. It was a high-profile buy for HP, which planned on making software analytics a key driver of growth in coming years. However, HP is now accusing Autonomy’s management team of using “accounting improprieties, misrepresentations and disclosure failures to inflate the underlying financial metrics of the company.”

HP has alerted the SEC’s Enforcement Division and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (Autonomy is based in the U.K.). On top of that, it will almost certainly launch civil suits against any parties it views as responsible for the incident.

 

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