HP is offering the cost effective converged infrastructure by launching its 3-node ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual with Foundation Carepack and VMware vSphere Enterprise for $121,483 in the U.S.
With this special pricing to Indian enterprises, the networking vendor is offering the virtual server and storage infrastructure that is configurable in minutes for nearly half the price of competitive systems such as Nutanix and other competitors. This new solution is designed for virtual desktops and remote office productivity but also offers an easy path to hybrid cloud.
HP said The 4-node CS 250-HC StoreVirtual is available on August 17, while 3-node configurations are available on September 28.
Market research agency IDC says there’s a 116 percent year-over-year increase in hyper-converged systems sales and 60 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) anticipated through 2019.
“HP continues to offer interoperable solutions based on HP StoreVirtual technology to help our customers lower costs independent of the hypervisors and hardware platforms they choose. Hyper-convergence is simply the next step in HP’s evolution of the software-defined data center,” said Barun Lala, director, Storage, HP India.
The inclusion of three 4TB StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) licenses delivers multi-site business continuity by leveraging the system’s ability to replicate data to any other HP StoreVirtual-based solution. This means that customers can leverage their existing infrastructure as a replication target at no additional cost.
HP said the new CS 250 also allows customers to tailor the system with a choice of up to 96 processing cores, a mix of SSD and SAS disk drives, and up to 2TB of memory per 4-node appliance—double that of previous generations.
This apart, HP CS 250 comes pre-configured for vSphere 5.5 or 6.0 and HP OneView InstantOn to enable customers to be production-ready with 5 minutes of keyboard time and 15 minutes deployment time, with daily management from VMware vCenter via the HP OneView for VMware vCenter plug-in.