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HP unleashes barrage of offerings to add more 'oomph' to Converged Infrastructure benefits
HP’s Converged Infrastructure provides a blueprint for clients that want to eliminate sprawl, complexity and excess maintenance costs. The introductions at HP Tech Forum in Las Vegas include advancements in HP BladeSystem, including several new servers, as well as innovations in HP Virtual Connect and HP BladeSystem Matrix.
Time to give server virtualization's twin, storage virtualization, a top place at IT efficiency table
We found that in a lot of businesses they may have as little as 20 percent utilization of their storage capacity. By going to storage virtualization, they can have a 300 percent increase in that existing storage asset utilization, depending upon how it's implemented.
HP announces first servers in the Gen8 family for improving management, ROI, and energy conservation in the data center
HP's new generation of servers, part of a two-year, $300-million effort, benefit from ProActive Insight archtecture, including lifecycle automation, dynamic workload acceleration, automated energy optimization, and proactive service and support.
Case study touts .NET development for IBM portal server deployment
Such economics will be compelling not only to the financial sector as it seeks larger, unified, lower-TCO datacenter consolidation. It will also appeal to those seeking a practical approach to SOA -- build your services as you wish, or migrate the older ones, and host them in the best fashion for cost, scale, maintenance, and governance. Hosting organizations, ever wary of costs and energy use, can appeal to the widest base of applications and users while unifying or virtualizing their serving and data environments. The .NET to portlets cross-compilation benefits also aids in migration and coexistence exercises.
Harnessing 'virtualization sprawl' requires managing an ecosystem of technologies, suppliers
As more enterprises use virtualization for more workloads to engender productivity from higher server utilization, we often see what can be called virtualization sprawl, spreading a mixture of hypervisors, which leads to complexity and management concerns.