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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Data Center Management

Integrated systems enable cloud computing, virtualization

HP and VMware have announced integrated storage, desktop and connectivity solutions to help organizations further accelerate deployment, achieve high availability and lower costs. These offerings will help customers deploy virtualization solutions in a Converged Infrastructure framework and transform their data centers to enable cloud computing.
 
Affordable Virtual SAN Appliance for SMBs
 
To give organizations affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure virtualization, HP and VMware have combined VMware vSphere Essentials Plus with the HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA). The HP P4000 is the only software SAN certified as VMware Ready. The new integrated product complements “always-on” IT from VMware for small and medium businesses (SMBs) with highly available storage from HP. It provides backup and recovery with shared storage capabilities to help SMBs start on the path to cloud-based IT services.
 
Enterprise-class scalability, performance and high availability
 
Midsize customers can now consolidate up to 600% more virtualized storage, reduce complexity, improve capacity utilization and lower management costs with the new HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) Cluster verified to work with VMware vSphere. Customers can achieve enterprise-class scalability, performance and high availability for delivering IT as a service. The cluster is an integrated solution consisting of multiple EVAs designed to eliminate disparate “islands” of storage. The EVA Cluster enables customers to manage a single resource pool of capacity of up to two petabytes (PB) and nearly 2,000 drives.
 
Virtual desktop reference architecture
 
Customers can reduce risk, deliver predictable results and speed deployment for large-scale virtual desktop environments with a Converged Infrastructure reference architecture for VMware View featuring the new HP P4800 BladeSystem SAN. This modular server, storage and networking architecture for the enterprise scales to thousands of virtual desktops. The reference architecture delivers three times the productivity for IT administrators, supports 1,600 users at 50% less cost and requires 60% less space than traditional client virtualization implementations.
 
Simplify and Scale Infrastructure Virtualization
 
Customers can reduce network complexity and costs, simplify data center infrastructure while increasing virtualization efficiency with HP Virtual Connect certified to work with VMware vSphere. The new HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric module is optimized for virtualization networking. It provides scalability for up to four times more virtual machines per blade, eliminates 95% of network access equipment and reduces power and cooling costs by 40% with the new HP ProLiant G7 servers.