The FINANCIAL — HP on October 12 announced a fully integrated performance software solution designed to help organizations quickly create, test, and monitor applications that deliver exceptional customer experiences.
The HP Performance Engineering Solution brings together several products from across HP’s Application Delivery Management (ADM) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM) portfolios to provide developers and IT professionals with continuous feedback, testing and monitoring for rapid delivery of high-quality applications as part of the DevOps process, according to HP.
“JetBlue is focused on delivering superior customer experiences,” said Mohamed Mahmud, Senior Performance Engineer, IT QCoE at JetBlue. “HP’s Performance Engineering Solution enables us to deliver new applications and services by providing us the tools we need to drive an effective, integrated, and high-speed DevOps process.”
As businesses seek to deliver new apps and services at an increasingly rapid clip, they have turned to agile, lean, and DevOps methodologies to keep pace with the marketplace. Until now, critical phases in the DevOps approach such as quality testing and production monitoring have operated in isolation, resulting in poor quality applications that deliver subpar customer experiences.
The HP Performance Engineering Solution uniquely brings together apps and ops software to allow developers to leverage these capabilities as part of one integrated DevOps process. Businesses can leverage this solution as part of a hybrid cloud infrastructure that enables developers to drive their DevOps projects from a traditional, public, or private environment, depending on the needs of their project.
New capabilities include:
Performance Application Lifecycle (PAL): provides an integrated methodology designed to break down the silos between the development, quality assurance, and IT operations teams. These teams can use HP AppPulse Mobile, a mobile app monitoring tool, which is now integrated with HP Mobile Center, to leverage real-user data directly in the testing process, resulting in increased testing efficiencies, improved performance, and greater stability for mobile apps. Additionally, app owners and developers can use HP AppPulse Active, a synthetic monitoring tool, which is now integrated with HP Mobile Center, to capture performance and availability issues before and after releasing into production.
Support for Docker: simplifies the deployment of application testing in a hybrid infrastructure by providing support for Docker. Performance Engineers can use the Linux-based HP LoadRunner Load Generators to drive application testing in a fast and inexpensive manner, without sacrificing functionality or security.
Network Virtualization (NV) Freemium: delivers a free on-demand service that provides customers with a personalized report that analyzes the performance of their applications under different network conditions without the need to commit to any physical infrastructure. NV Freemium also provides customized recommendations on how an app can be designed differently to achieve a better performance rating from end users. These application insights allow for tighter collaboration between the dev and test teams which lead to faster and higher quality production cycles.
“To succeed in the idea economy, businesses need to deliver quality, high performance applications at high velocity,” said Raffi Margaliot, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Application Deliver Management, HP Software. “HP is delivering a breakthrough solution that brings together vital aspects of the DevOps process, enabling developers and IT professionals to work together to rapidly deliver applications that help them gain market share, reduce costs, and positively impact revenue.”
The HP Performance Engineering Solution and its’ component products include HP StormRunner, HP LoadRunner, HP Performance Center, HP Network Virtualization, HP Service Virtualization, HP AppPulse Active, AppPulse Mobile, and HP Mobile Center.