SAP and Hewlett-Packard have announced their collaboration on technologies aimed at improving business IT systems.
The two firms will work on bringing together HP’s Adaptive Infrastructure management technologies and SAP’s enterprise service oriented architecture.
The project – dubbed Adaptive SAP – is aimed at developing a model for IT systems that enables hardware and software to continually adapt to meet changing business process needs and daily workloads.
It will exploit the two collaborators’ technologies in model-based automation, virtualisation and policy-based adaptation in secure, compartmentalised deployment environments.
The project is the first under a global agreement between HP and SAP covering collaborative research in developing areas of enterprise IT. The two firms will also work together on SOA semantics, business process analytics and asset tracking based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies.