HP intros Orchestrated Datacenter, focuses on automation

HP intros Orchestrated Datacenter, focuses on automation

Summary: The chipmaker said the new suite of services orchestrates the full stack — from physical, virtual servers, networks, storage and databases, to the middleware and the application layer.

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HP has released a cloud-based data center management service equipped with a bevy of architecture tools the chipmaker said will help businesses more effectively deal with the ever-accelerating application lifecycle.

At the heart of the Orchestrated Datacenter is automation. HP said it orchestrates the full stack — from physical, virtual servers, networks, storage and databases, to the middleware and the application layer. It also automates end-to-end IT workflows across the service desk, monitoring and security operations, and allows IT teams to deploy the services across the spectrum of cloud environments. 

Making the Orchestrated Datacenter tick is a set of tools that includes the newly released HP Enterprise Maps, an Archimate 2 certified enterprise architecture solution; HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) 4.1; HP Operations Orchestration (OO)10.1; and HP Server Automation (SA) 10.1.

In a nutshell, HP said the suite of services provides support for every step of the deployment cycle. Beyond streamlining and automation, the services provide out-of-the-box support of Chef Recipes, which includes support for Big Data platforms like Hadoop and no-SQL databases like MongoDB, CouchDB, and Hbase.

As IT architects and CIOs migrate toward orchestration products with simplified integration and out-of-the-box features, HP said it has adopted the mantra, "Automate, Orchestrate, Transform" to meet the industry challenge. The company has been investing heavily in open-source cloud computing and beefing up its data center management services.

Ajay Singh, SVP and GM, of IT Operations Management and Software for HP, said in the news release:

IT organizations must sharpen their focus from just managing servers and infrastructure to orchestrating the delivery of end-to-end services and applications that help differentiate businesses in the market.  

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Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Hewlett-Packard

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  • HP is a "chipmaker"?? Not. Hard to take this seriously...

    There was a division of HP that made chips... right up until 1999! Agilent was spun-off 15 years ago. HP doesn't design, make, or sell chips.

    Can't tell HP apart from Intel? HP sells printers, computers (laptop to server), network gear, etc. HP also has datacenters and IT consulting and outsourcing services (which is where the data centers come in), so you could call them lots of different things... but chipmaker? Nope. Or you can provide some proof that term applies and is more appropriate than IT behemoth, #1 server maker, PC giant, etc.

    This kind of inaccuracy practically jumps off the page at me. As a result it's hard to take this journalism seriously.
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