The use of open source software in the enterprise is steadily increasing as more and more businesses realize the ability of open source to help address business requirements and attain aggressive TCO goals.
Contrary to commercial software, however, open source software can enter the enterprise through multiple channels, possibly bypassing existing processes and policies and, in turn, leading to potential exposure around supportability and legal compliance. This has lead companies to recognize the urgency of properly managing open source as they would with every other asset in an enterprise.
HP Open Source Heath Check is a set of services designed to create a snapshot of how open source software is managed in an enterprise. An enterprise that is in control of its open source assets is able to answer the following questions: What open source software is used in the enterprise? Where is it deployed? And how?
An engagement of HP Open Source Health Check will provide an analysis of potential gaps in existing processes that could impede open source software management and generate an inventory of open source software deployed throughout the enterprise. Moreover, the engagement will identify additional areas where open source software could be leveraged, such as middleware directories and databases.