All cloud infrastructure—whether private, public, or hybrid—starts with a data center virtualization foundation. By selecting an open, flexible virtualization solution, you are building a data center environment that supports your company’s needs today, while preparing your path for the future. In this white paper, we look at how an open data center virtualization solution can become the cornerstone of your IT optimization effort. We show how open virtualization can meet the needs of IT, as well as the business, while providing a foundation for long-term growth into the cloud. Finally, we review considerations for selecting a virtualization solution, with emphasis on HP and Red Hat integrated solutions.
Integrated computing platforms enable IT to focus on more valuable tasks that will speed time-to-market and improve application deployment and availability to better support the business. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. Built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP StoreServ storage, and HP 5900-Series and HP Flex10 networking. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere solutions are designed to address virtualization complexity, expedite virtualization deployments, and serve as the foundation for private cloud implementations. Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, nonintegrated compute, storage, network, and management compon
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
You know virtualization drives big business value—but how can you simplify this complex process? HP can set you on a fast path to virtualization, with breakthrough total cost of ownership, on a cloud-compatible platform. Ready this brief to learn more.
In today’s “need it now” business environment, you need simple systems that drive faster time-to-value. You search for scalable systems that meet your business requirements today and tomorrow. And you want all those capabilities rolled up into one complete integrated package. You can get all this and more when you deploy HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization. HP ConvergedSystems for Virtualization are part of a broad portfolio of HP ConvergedSystems, spanning cloud, virtualization, and Big Data. Because all HP ConvergedSystems are based on best practices and built on standardized HP Converged Infrastructure platforms, they all work together seamlessly and efficiently. Read this brochure to learn more.
This document identifies the configuration considerations and optimizations for running Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on the HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft, which provides highly available, flexible email and collaboration services to an organizational private cloud. The HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft saves a tremendous amount of time and administrative effort associated with such tasks as system planning, design and equipment procurement. However, organizations new to virtualization technologies, yet wanting to establish a private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure, need to determine how to best deploy applications to reap the associated benefits and savings. Read this techical whitepaper to learn more.
At first, virtualization efforts focused on optimization – making the server more efficient. These efforts transitioned into standardizing virtualization across the data center, including management of servers, storage and networking. Now customers are looking to use virtualization technology and all supporting infrastructure as a complete and extremely efficient system.HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – deploying applications faster through virtualization but in a way that does not increase IT complexity. Pre-configured to meet the needs of mid-market customers, HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization offerings can be easily, reliably, and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application use cases such as general IT infrastructure, decision support, collaboration or business processing.
HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that is enabled for cloud management. Read this techincal whitepaper to learn more.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that can support multiple hypervisors and is enabled for cloud management. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
"If your company is ready for virtualization, but you’re concerned about the complexity and cost, HP has an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage, easy-to-support solution you can order in minutes and deploy in weeks Taking efficiency to new heights, HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization is a virtualized, workload-optimized, rack serverbased system that includes everything you need in a single, easy-to-order, “converged”
package. Read this solution brief to learn more."
Virtualization offers significant agility and efficiency benefits. Pre-tested and optimized solutions from HP and Red Hat® are your fastest—and most cost-effective—path to get there. HP and Red Hat—two trusted business partners—have collaborated to create an answer. HP RA for Red Hat on ConvergedSystem 700x combines proven HP Converged Infrastructure components—to speed virtual server deployments—with open-source Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization software. The result is a compelling, cost-effective platform for consolidating your Linux systems. Read this solution brief to learn more.
For business organizations who desire to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing but are limited in the time, expertise and available resources to adapt to a cloud methodology, HP offers the HP ConvergedSystem series of solutions. The HP ConvergedSystem is a complete turnkey solution containing the necessary hardware and software components in a factory-assembled pre-racked and cabled configuration, especially designed to establish a total on premise virtualized environment ideal for supporting today’s most popular business applications. This document addresses the considerations for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2013, with an emphasis on virtualization, on an HP ConvergedSystem 300 solution; supporting an SMB-sized population running a broadly applicable collaboration and document management workload, and requirement for HA.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Just “keeping the lights on” in the server room is highly complex and largely inefficient. Maintaining IT infrastructure, system interdependencies, and application interoperability tie up valuable personnel and resources. The old way of simply throwing more hardware capacity at a problem can only serve to increase the complexity and further dampen productivity.
In a perfect world, the infrastructure—hardware and software—would have been built as an integrated but scalable unit from the ground up. In our world, though, the best new systems combine independent pieces of IT infrastructure to form simplified computing platforms, freeing up IT to focus on business innovation rather than infrastructure management.
Welcome to the new world of IT.
Integrated Computing (IC), also known as Converged Infrastructure, stands to revolutionize everything about IT. IC takes all of virtualization, storage, networking, and compute into a single system and allows total infrastructure oversight through one console. As you can imagine, the improvements in ease of use, agility, and efficiency are quite substantial.
This is essential because infrastructure maintenance devours about three-fourths of annual IT budgets. IC changes all of that, delivering high efficiency solutions for the lifecycle of system,reducing costs and freeing up valuable personnel.
The evolution of IT awaits.
Overcoming IT’s operational challenges based on infrastructure complexity is a serious issue.Not only is a piecemeal architecture difficult and inefficient to manage, but it is also very expensive when the Total Cost of Ownership is considered. Reducing that complexity not only frees up personnel but also budgetary resources.
Converged Infrastructure offers the opportunity for organizations to drastically increase their IT and user productivity at a significantly lower TCO. Improved IT efficiency and agility accelerates time to value by a significant margin.
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One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs.
So far, most data centers have virtualized their least-critical workloads as a matter of basic cost containment. Virtualizing mission-critical applications is still forthcoming for the majority,though, largely due to infrastructural concerns. Complicating matters is the shift in IT purchasing decisions from IT to business management.
Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.
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Apacer, a global leader in memory modules, announced the introduction of SSD+ Optimizer, the world’s first Solid State Drive (SSD) optimization solution with HyperFast technology from performance and reliability innovator Diskeeper Corporation®.
"Best Practices for Selecting a WAN Optimization Solution: Benchmarking Performance ROI" includes best practices for defining requirements and comparing alternative solutions, and offers a metric that IT organizations can use to select the WAN optimization solution that delivers the greatest value.
New technologies exist that can radically slim down the physical storage requirements for secondary disk storage. Taneja Group refers to these technologies as Capacity Optimization (CO) technologies. In this technology brief, we will examine what IT teams should be looking for in a capacity optimization solution, and then share our perspective on the Diligent HyperFactor technology.
This paper describes how organizations can use advanced, yet affordable WAN link optimization solutions to leverage the benefits of multiple sites, while maintaining high-performance and reliability for applications delivered across all sites. You will discover how to use WAN link controllers to manage, automatically load balance and failover of multiple WAN and ISP links to ensure site–to-site connectivity, and deliver applications reliably.
Three trends have altered the Web content management market since 2011: social media, mobile computing and WCM used in more comprehensive solutions toward online channel optimization. Read on to learn more about WCM and the best in class solutions.
This paper outlines the essential requirements for file sharing across a wide-area network (WAN), and briefly discusses the limitations of appliance-based WAN optimization when applied specifically to document collaboration. The paper uses a solution analysis to compare common business needs to required features, and explains how appliance-based optimization falls short of these needs. The paper then describes how Globalscape's software-only solution. (WAFS) provides file replication and collaboration across globally dispersed networks, securely and reliably, with the performance of local file sharing.