At an independently organized user conference in Seattle, HP unveiled significant upgrades to two software components of OpenView, added functionality for other tools, and announced new partnerships with two prominent firms.
OpenView is an umbrella name for a variety of management software tools within HP's stable. The various components have a commanding lead in certain segments of the market, but some observers have wondered about HP's commitment to the management software game in light of its relative silence while Tivoli and CA have duked it out for supremacy.
The latest moves by HP follow the March announcement of new and updated tools for the sprawling OpenView software portfolio and continue a renewed focus by the firm.
The bevy of introductions announced today include the following:
Network Node Manager 6.0 and NetMetrix 6.0 will be available this fall with prices starting at $4,995.
"We have the products right now," said Olivier Helleboid, general manager of HP's OpenView software division. "In our industry there's way too much smoke and mirrors."
HP also announced agreements to integrate with upcoming messaging server software code-named Trooper ISP from Netscape Communications and the LANDesk suite of desktop management software tools from Intel.