AmberPoint offers apps governance

AmberPoint Governance System monitors apps during design, development, and staging

AmberPoint is announcing on Tuesday a governance system for distributed application environments, covering design, development, and staging of applications.

AmberPoint Governance System monitors an application environment for changes and updates, discovering application components and resources. Policy compliance is automated, and reporting is done in real time, AmberPoint said. The product acts as a single system to enforce governance policies.

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"It has to do with automating policies, compliance-checking, and reporting against that," said Ed Horst, AmberPoint chief marketing officer.

"This product is specifically designed to fit into [a user's] existing lifecycle rather than requiring you to fit into our lifecycle," Horst said.

Also featured are repository management for application assets and lifecycle management, to handle approvals for making changes to assets. Reuse management for services also is featured. The product is integrated with AmberPoint Management System, which manages composite applications.

Benefits of AmberPoint Governance System include improve application lifecycle visibility, greater cross-departmental collaboration, savings from reuse of assets and services, and seamless versioning of composite applications, AmberPoint said. Development costs are lowered through automated discovery and enforcement, the company said.

A preview of AmberPoint Governance System is available Tuesday; the product will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2010, with pricing starting at $5,000 per CPU.

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