SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Opsware Inc. (NASDAQ: OPSW), the leading provider of Data Center Automation software, today announced that Network Computing named Opsware Process Automation System the Editors Choice solution in this months comparative review of process automation products. Opsware Process Automation System received the award based on its comprehensive feature set, scalability and synergies across servers, network devices, applications and storage. Of the 16 different IT Process Automation features evaluated, Opsware achieved the highest score, outperforming Opalis Integration Server and RealOps AMP.
Network Computing judged process automation or run-book automation (RBA) products based on their usability, deployment, auditing and reporting, and pricing. In referring to Opsware, Network Computing states that Opsware has a big advantage with its visually guided process engine. Opswares ability to produce a set of extremely polished documents that described all our processes was impressive. Network Computing further praises Opsware, saying Opswares business-intelligence dashboard is the leader of the pack. Incident, problem and change-management visibility are included out-of-box. Useful reports for MTTR trending, cumulative ROI, most frequent resolution flows and incident alerting are all there.
Opsware Process Automation System stands out as a leader with a good balance of features and scalability, said Michael Biddick, Contributing Editor at Network Computing. Since Opsware also has configuration-management tools, there are some compelling synergies with configuration management across the network, application and storage infrastructure. Opswares documentation ability and visually guided processes also are key differentiators for environments that require these features and provide full transparency to IT operations.