Simplifies, unifies and automates computing from x86 to Superdome 2
HP has unveiled new Integrity portfolio built on a new Blade Scale Architecture that spans servers, storage and networking and offers the Converged Infrastructure.
HP said that the architecture allows clients to deploy, automate and manage a range of applications side by side, within the same enclosure, and using the same components, tools and processes. The unified BladeSystem platform that spans x86 to HP Superdome 2 allows clients to create data centres that allow them to spend less time on operations.
According to HP, the new Integrity portfolio includes servers, software and services that provide clients up to 450% improvement in infrastructure reliability over previous generations with the new Integrity Superdome 2. The Integrity Superdome 2, built on the unified Blade Scale Architecture, offers more than 100 new innovations while its Crossbar Fabric increases system resiliency by routing data between blades and input/output ports with complete redundancy.
The company said that its Blade Link technology scales and reconfigures systems by combining multiple blades to create two-, four- and eight-socket systems, delivering up to nine times the performance in half the footprint. Clients also can mix and match HP Integrity, HP ProLiant and HP StorageWorks blades in the same enclosure for maximum flexibility.
In addition, the new Integrity portfolio provides investment protection with the new Integrity rx2800 i2 rack-mount server, which enables clients to use their existing rack-mount environments; and ensures higher levels of availability with mission critical services that identify all possible sources of downtime, the company claims.
The new Integrity portfolio offers greater availability and user productivity with the HP-UX 11i v3 operating system and delivers faster time to market and improved management with BladeSystem Matrix with HP-UX. It also provides easy migration of legacy applications with support from converged infrastructure consulting services and application modernisation services, the company said.
HP also introduced AllianceONE, a partner program that optimises offerings across servers, storage, networking and professional services that support a mission-critical Converged Infrastructure.