HP provides cloud-based SaaS to Inmarsat

Hewlett-Packard has signed a deal with Inmarsat to provide it with its cloud-based software-as-a-service [SaaS] in order to improve the latter’s software systems.

The deal helps Inmarsat to make sure its employees work as efficiently as possible after a number of acquisitions had left the company facing a plethora of problems due to different IT teams working with disparate tools.

“The requirement for visibility and traceability meant that we needed to streamline application lifecycle management tools across the organisation quickly and cost effectively. To achieve this, we took a SaaS-based approach, which has enabled us to simplify our IT and provide comprehensive reporting capabilities. HP accomplished the migrations fast and without disruption to our day-to-day business,” said Dominic Potts, Head of Group Test Strategy, Inmarsat.

To achieve the changes Inmarsat is using HP’s Performance Center SaaS, Business Availability Center Anywhere SaaS, and has upgraded its on-premise HP Application Lifecycle Management [ALM] to the HP ALM SaaS.

Doing this has meant it is able to deliver quality-assured service to over 250 users, in the process limiting outages as well as improving the stability and availability of the Inmarsat ALM.

“Organisations like Inmarsat depend on applications to perform business-critical functions and drive competitive advantage, but disparate tools and complex methodologies create barriers to delivering reliable, enterprise-class applications on-time,” says Toby Marsden, HPSW Business Development. “With HP’s application lifecycle SaaS-based solutions, Inmarsat has been able to accelerate high-quality application delivery.”

Inmarsat is based in London with 1,600 members of staff stationed in over 60 locations around the world. It provides voice and data communications to various organisations including enterprises and governments with a portfolio of services that can be utilised in the air, on land or at sea.