HP releases network management software
ANM 9.2 intended to improve and automate network management processes
HP has released a new software management platform for networks that is intended to improve security, automation and network-availability for modern network infrastructure.
The HP Automated Network Management (ANM) 9.2 for Converged Infrastructure, is a unified network-management platform. The solution has been designed to improve control over network changes, increase visibility into performance, and to reduce costs through better prioritization of existing and future infrastructure investments based on new KPIs specifically designed for network management.
HP ANM 9.2 includes major enhancements to HP Network Node Manager i(NNMi), HP Network Automation, NNMi Performance and NNMi Advanced Smart Plug-in add-on modules (iSPIs). It also provides access to new network-management Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
ANM also automates change, configuration, compliance, cloud lifecycle and routine network administrative tasks, saving time and freeing resources to focus other key technology initiatives. It delivers converged network security management by connecting network and security operations, which allows ANM users to correlate security events with network fault, availability and performance events.
ANM 9.2 has enhanced its integration with HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC), which provides single-solution management and visibility of heterogeneous networked devices with automated configuration of network IT tasks. Together, ANM and IMC provide comprehensive management, of the business services enabling executives to make a range of informed decisions, from investment and priority of networked-IT programs, to automated configuration of network devices across wired and wireless environments.
"As organizations introduce new technologies to their converged infrastructures, the need for a network-management blueprint for data centers increases," said Tayfun Topkoc, regional director for HP Software, HP Middle East. "HP Automated Network Management software enables clients to increase network visibility and save costs like never before with a single solution that optimizes business decisions as well as IT investments."