Hewlett-Packard is overhauling its systems management suite to offer better support for ecommerce.
HP is revamping its OpenView suite to ensure better service for web users.
OpenView product manager Godfrey Jordan said the revamp will include new packages alongside existing modules such as Response Time Workbench, which tracks web-site transaction times, and Node Sentry, designed to combat hacking.
The new line-up follows HP's unveiling of its Fremont ecommerce application package, and a public commitment to embrace the Internet.
Alan Bergin, technical services manager for Madge Networks - an OpenView user - is not surprised by the move: 'OpenView's direction is very much IP based.'
He added that the suite appeals to Internet-based firms because the individual modules can be implemented more quickly than modules of rival framework packages such as Tivoli or Unicenter.
'It's very much a product you can phase in. You can get managing very quickly,' said Bergin.
HP says OpenView already manages 70% of Internet network traffic, mainly through Cisco kit.
Other vendors are moving into ecommerce management. Tivoli's Cross-site package, which includes some similar tools, will be released next month.
HP wants to stay ahead of the game with rapid deployment of OpenView, constant availability of service to end-users and close monitoring of their experience, said Jordan.
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