A technology agreement with partner Voyence will enable HP to offer datacentre managers an automated network change and configuration management solution.
The solution, HP OpenView Network Configuration Manager, integrates Voyence technology to extend change, configuration and release management processes to devices such as routers, hubs and switches - regardless of device manufacturer.
Compatible with information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) best practices, HP claims that the solution enables IT staff to identify, implement and validate changes to optimise the use of IT infrastructure.
HP OpenView Network Configuration Manager also tracks and reports on network configuration changes for the purpose of audit and compliance reporting. This is designed to remediate non-compliant configurations and provide single-click proof of compliance.
"HP OpenView Network Configuration Manager will enable customers to manage and respond to change, including change within the network domain, even more efficiently than before," claims Todd DeLaughter, vice-president and general manager, OpenView Business Unit, HP.
The configuration management market is driven by a number of key factors, including pressure on IT organisations to drive operational efficiency, automate IT operations and processes and align business units for regulatory compliance.
With the integration of HP OpenView Network Configuration Manager, HP says its aim is to extend the HP OpenView portfolio to provide a complete network lifecycle management solution and end-to-end automated configuration management of the datacentre, including network devices, servers, client PCs and their associated operating systems, applications and patches.