Hewlett-Packard has announced new software to manage Wap servers using its Openview Network management suite, writes Will Garside.
The Smart Plug-Ins (SPI) technology is available for the Nokia Activ Wap server, with similar plug-ins to follow for Nextenso's Multi-device portal application and Tantau's Wireless Wap server, which is used by financial institutions such as Credit Suisse and Visa International.
The SPI will allow Wap servers to use the full range of Openview features, effectively treating them as a Web server for the purposes of event monitoring and performance management.
"HP Openview is focused on managing an 'always-on, always-there' wireless environment," said Patty Azzarello, HP vice-president and Openview general manager.
The SPI technology was jointly developed with Nokia. "With the pressure to get to market, we will not have to invent all of it ourselves," said Azzarello.