Siebel's extended partnership with HP means customers will be able to tap HP for services such as remote management of Siebel software deployments. The alliance builds on an earlier partnership between Siebel and Compaq Computer, which HP bought earlier this year.
The Siebel-Compaq relationship covered joint marketing, reselling and development activities, including supporting Siebel software across a range of Compaq hardware. Siebel said customers have deployed its software on some 1,500 ProLiant server installations, a line of Compaq servers that became part of HP's portfolio through the acquisition.
Siebel also released the latest version of its flagship relationship management software suite, Siebel 7.5, for HP's Unix operating system. HP-UX has 1.7 million installations worldwide.
In a separate announcement, BEA said it would support Siebel's Universal Application Network integration architecture, which is intended to be a standards-based, vendor-independent package for application integration.
Other Siebel partners supporting its Universal Application Network include IBM, SeeBeyond Technology, Tibco Software, webMethods and Vitria Technology.