HP’s new innovations strengthen its HP converged infrastructure portfolio

Infotech Lead India: HP unveiled a new HP BladeSystem, HP Converged Storage and HP Networking solutions at its yearly Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. It also showcased HP Services that accelerate return on IT investment.

The HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio leads the industry in deploying and managing large-scale infrastructures. HP has delivered more than 8 million virtual connect ports and issued more than 7 million HP Insight Management licenses. It has shipped more than 40 petabytes of bladed storage and 50 million switch ports, and grown to nearly 900 HP CloudSystem customers.  HP has led the industry in blade server revenue and shipments for 24 consecutive quarters.

According to Gartner, in 2016, 82 percent of server workloads will be running in virtual environments, possibly increasing management complexity and operational costs.

The new HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum enclosure is a key solution within the industry-leading HP ProLiant portfolio that substantially improves performance, efficiency and availability of resources in virtualized and cloud environments.

The HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum enclosure with the new SX1018 HP Ethernet switch provides the lowest port-to-port latency of any blade switch. HP provides 40GB downlinks to each blade server for near-real time performance.

ProLiant WS460c Generation 8 (Gen8) Server Blade is the only bladed infrastructure that supports virtualized client solutions with high-density 3-D graphics and eight GPUs per blade server. The HP WS460c lowers costs by up to 60 percent per user compared to previous generations and mobilizes an entire workforce, supporting four times more users per host blade.

HP StoreVirtual Storage offers pioneering software-defined storage, delivered either as virtual storage appliance (VSA) software or as a converged storage appliance (CSA) on HP ProLiant hardware. HP has distributed more 150,000 VSAs worldwide.

HP has announced two new HP StoreVirtual Storage systems, based on HP ProLiant Gen8 technologies to improve productivity and efficiency for businesses deploying virtualization. HP StoreVirtual Storage systems deliver nearly double the performance and capacity density compared to previous models.

The new HP StoreSystem is a midrange storage solution which combines HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup systems. HP StoreSystem offers primary block-and-file storage with information protection in a single system which now includes all HP 3PAR platform and VMware software suites.

With HP Technology Services, customers can simplify, integrate and automate their IT environments to rapidly respond to organizational change and accelerate time to revenue.

HP Proactive Insight experience is the latest HP Technology Services offering, which enables customers to take proactive actions and automates and manages tasks, resulting in problem prevention and productivity gains averaging $32,000 per 100 users.

The HP Proactive Insight experience starts with HP Proactive Care, which gives  proactive problem avoidance and direct access to advanced technical expertise. HP Insight Online is a cloud-based management portal and HP Insight Remote Support remotely monitors servers, storage and networks. Customers can increase user productivity and achieve a return on their services investment in 30 days or less using the HP Proactive Insight experience.

HP also launched the industry’s only complete solution that supports growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives by delivering unified wired and wireless management and switching platforms that create a single network for wired and wireless connectivity.

HP networking innovations also include device on-boarding and provisioning functionalities through a single management application, automated security with software-defined networks (SDN) technology, and mobility connectivity services that further extend the customer benefits of the HP FlexNetwork architecture.

The new OpenFlow-enabled HP 2920 Switch Series speeds data transfer by up to 45 percent, while increasing performance by up to 100 percent. The HP 830 Unified/WLAN Switch supports up to 1,000 wireless devices and eliminates the need to purchase up to 50 percent of traditional network access devices.

HP FlexNetwork Design and Validation and HP Wireless LAN Lifecycle Services provide validated and interoperable high-level designs and device configurations based on proven HP FlexNetwork reference architectures.


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