To improve enterprise agility by simplifying deployment and speeding IT delivery
HP has launched Converged Infrastructure offerings that improve enterprise agility by simplifying deployment and speeding IT delivery.
The new offerings are a key element in a client’s Instant-On Enterprise journey. They break through IT sprawl and turn technology assets into interoperable, shared pools of resources with a common management platform, said the company.
The first new offering, Converged Systems, is a new portfolio of turnkey, optimised and converged hardware, software, tailored consulting and HP Solution Support services that address application areas including real-time data analytics, database consolidation and data warehouse.
The second one, Converged Storage architecture and portfolio, integrates HP Store360 scale-out software with the company’s BladeSystem and ProLiant hardware to reduce storage administration, speed time to service delivery.
The next offering Converged Data Centre is a new class of HP Performance Optimised Data Centres (PODs) that can be deployed faster than any competitive offering and at a quarter of the cost when compared to a traditional brick-and-mortar data centre, the company said.
The company’s Server Automation 9.1 software seamlessly provisions physical and virtual application instances across the entire life cycle, while UPS relies upon HP Converged Infrastructure offerings to help deliver more than 15 million packages daily and keep its website available at all times for tracking.
HP said that the Converged Systems speed deployment by providing a common architecture, management and security model across virtualisation, cloud and dedicated application environments.
The Converged Systems include: VirtualSystem with an architecture optimised for virtual server and virtual desktop environments; and CloudSystem, which provides a platform for building and managing cloud services.
The AppSystem maximises performance while simplifying deployment and application management; and Technology Services provides a full life cycle of consulting services including strategy, assessment, design, test, implementation and training.
The Converged Storage offerings enable clients to independently increase performance and capacity without downtime for any data type or application workload.
The storage offerings include: X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems; and X9000 IBRIX Network Storage Systems that optimise retention of unstructured data with new compliance features and the capacity for approximately 1 million snapshots.
The company has also enhanced its storage systems and new services by introducing its fifth-generation Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family that includes the new P6000 EVA offering thin provisioning and Dynamic LUN Migration software along with 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gb iSCSI and FCoE support.
In addition, HP has launched new Storage Consulting Services that helps clients to design and deploy a Converged Storage environment, optimise the storage infrastructure, reduce costs, and protect and align data while preparing storage for cloud computing.
HP enterprise servers, storage and networking executive vice-president and general manager Dave Donatelli said clients are turning to the company’s Converged Infrastructure to improve their agility.
"The new offerings announced today extend the benefits of convergence to deliver new levels of speed, simplicity and efficiency that enable clients to capitalise and anticipate change," Donatelli said.