Been a big fan of the direction and type of software Opsware has been working on since I got involved in this area about 13 months ago. The company is really on target for the needs of companies the size of mine. Its great news that HP bought them on Monday. HP is a strategic partner of ours, and I'm very interested to see what the better integration of the products can do. Specifically:
Server/App : OVO, Sitescope, BAC, BPM, and Opsware SAS
Network : NNM, RAMS, and Opsware NAS
What great integration ideas will come of Opsware PAS and its integration with ServiceCenter and Assetcenter. Very interesting ideas, and we should see a lot of good things over the next 12 months. You are now seeing the fruits of the Mercury acquisition in the replacement of some of the weaker HP products with more solid offerings from Mercury. The migration to these products is still a bit of a work in progress.
HPs big missing piece is still event management. OVO is good for this, but it's not as customizable is something like IBM/Netcool.