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HP rolls out Converged Systems expansion, OneView 2.0

With OneView 2.0, HP is trying to bolster the platform's unified management tools with the addition of new server profile templates and profile mobility features.

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HP has announced an expansion of its Converged Systems offerings, including a new version of the management platform OneView.

The news comes as HP holds its Discover conference in Las Vegas, where earlier today the company also announced details of the latest version of its cloud orchestration suite HP Helion CloudSystem.

As for OneView 2.0, HP is trying to bolster the platform's unified management tools with the addition of new server profile templates and profile mobility features. In the latter upgrade, HP expects users to notice easier migration and recovery of workloads across server platform types.

Additionally, OneView 2.0 also delivers new automation, proactive monitoring and guidance for SANs so administrators can identify and resolve potential SAN issues before they impact the business, HP said.

HP has also announced a partnership with Arista Networks, through which the companies will work together on converged reference architectures designed to support private, public and hybrid cloud applications for joint customers. Arista's Extensible Operating System (EOS) will provide provisioning and ongoing maintenance, while OneView will handle core integration.

"The joint reference architectures from HP and Arista will deliver a dramatically simplified path to convergence and cloud-efficiency for our joint customers," said Ed Chapman, VP of business development for Arista Networks, in a statement.

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