HP is collaborating with Oracle to allow their respective systems management software to work closely together so that users can detect system problems more easily.
The “Optimise for Agility” effort will see the different management software platforms exchange information about events and equipment status, allowing system administrators to exercise better control over their networks and business processes.
The partnership also aims to give users a better chance of maintaining guaranteed service levels for various tasks.
The closer integration between products covers HP's OpenView management software and Oracle's 10g database and Enterprise Manager software.
Speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld user conference in San Francisco this week, HP chief executive officer Mark Hurd said the initiative would “allow companies to identify, allocate and re-allocate resources across servers, storage systems and networks, without impacting on user productivity”.
The two companies already have around 90,000 joint customers.