STOCKHOLM, 8 juni, 2011 – HP lanserar idag flera nya konvergerande lösningar som förbättrar företagens flexibilitet genom att förenkla utrullningen och hastigheten i IT-leveransen.
HP Converged Infrastructure-lösningarna utgör nyckelkomponenter i att bli ett Instant-On företag. HPs nya lösningar förvandlar IT-tillgångarna i ett företag till driftskompatibla, delade resurspooler med en gemensam plattform för hantering. De nya lösningarna utgörs av:
— Converged Systems, en ny portfölj out-of-the-box-lösningar, optimerad och konvergerad hårdvara, mjukvara, skräddarsydda konsulttjänster och HP Solution Supporttjänster som gör att företag kan vara igång med nya applikationer på ett par timmar jämfört med månader. (1)
— Converged Storage architecture som integrerar HPs skalbara mjukvara HP Store360 med HP BladeSystem och HP ProLiant hårdvara för att minimera lagringsadministrationen, snabba på leveransen, öka energieffektiviteten och förbättra tillgängligheten för alla datatyper och applikationer. Dessa tjänster kompletteras med Storage Consulting-tjänster.
— Converged Data Center, en ny klass av HP Performance Optimized Data Centers (PODs) som kan rullas ut på endast 12 veckor, och till en fjärdedel av kostnaden för ett traditionellt datacenter.(2) HP POD 240a, som även kallas ”HP EcoPOD” använder 95 procent mindre energi och förstärker därmed HPs ledarskap inom modulära datacenter. (3)
— HP Server Automation 9.1-mjukvara för smidig hantering av fysiska och virtuella applikationsinstanser över hela livscykeln.
”I takt med att allt fler affärer och processer flyttar ut på nätet har kraven på företagens nätverkstruktur ökat dramatiskt de senaste åren. HPs Converged Infrastructure-lösningar bidrar till en ökad flexibilitet och effektivitet genom att integrera servrar, lagring, nätverk, ström och kylning i en enda miljö, vilket möjliggör för snabbare processer och bättre affärsresultat, säger Jonas Alstermark, Enterprise Server, Storage & Networking, HP Sverige.”
Delivering enterprise agility with Converged Infrastructure
Cloud computing and mobility are redefining how people live, how organizations operate and how the world interacts. Enterprises must instantly adjust to meet the changing needs of users, customers and citizens by driving innovation and agility through technology. Yet IT sprawl is causing enterprise complexity and crippling the ability of organizations to keep pace with enterprise demands.
Research conducted on behalf of HP found that 95 percent of private and public sector executives consider agility important to the success of their organizations. Plus, more than two-thirds of C-suite executives believe that enterprise agility is driven by technology solutions.(4)
“In a world where enterprises must instantly react to changing markets, clients are turning to HP Converged Infrastructure to dramatically improve their agility,” said Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP. “The new solutions announced today extend the benefits of convergence to deliver new levels of speed, simplicity and efficiency that enable clients to capitalize and anticipate change.”
Converged Systems accelerate time to application value
HP Converged Systems speed solution deployment by providing a common architecture, management and security model across virtualization, cloud and dedicated application environments. They include:
— HP VirtualSystem increases performance and reduces complexity with an architecture optimized for virtual server and virtual desktop environments. It integrates server, storage, networking, virtualization software and services, dramatically simplifying deployment and management. It also provides advanced security and single-pane-of-glass management across hybrid environments, and it supports Microsoft® Hyper-V, Citrix Xen and VMware. HP VirtualSystem provides a simple path to cloud computing with a rapid upgrade to HP CloudSystem.
— HP CloudSystem, originally announced January 2011, provides a platform for building and managing cloud services across private, public and hybrid environments. Universal security, governance and multitenant management enable clients to ensure quality of service and reduce risk.
— HP AppSystem maximizes performance while simplifying deployment and application management. These systems offer best practice operations with a standard architecture that lowers total cost of ownership. Among the new systems are HP Vertica Analytics System, as well as HP Database Consolidation Solution and HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance, which are both optimized for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
HP Technology Services provides a full life cycle of consulting services including strategy, assessment, design, test, implementation and training. HP Solution Support provides single-point-of-contact services for the entire turnkey solution, including third-party software.
HP Converged Storage drives rapid response
Legacy monolithic and unified storage architectures were designed to address predictable workloads, structured data and dedicated access – before the explosive growth of web browsers and smartphones. Today’s requirements, however, are exactly opposite, with unpredictable application workloads, such as cloud, virtualization and big data applications. These IT challenges change the relationship between storage, servers, networks and applications, requiring a new level of integration across the enterprise.
To address this gap in storage, HP’s new Converged Storage architecture fundamentally changes how data is accessed by integrating scale-out storage software with converged server and storage hardware platforms. Advanced management tools that span the architecture help speed IT service delivery. As a result, clients can deploy and grow storage 41 percent faster(5) while reducing administration time by up to 90 percent.(6)
HP Converged Storage solutions enable clients to independently increase performance and capacity without downtime for any data type or application workload. New solutions include:
— HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems increase availability for file serving in small enterprise environments. Built on HP BladeSystem technology, they can be deployed in minutes and reduce power requirements up to 58 percent, cooling needs up to 63 percent and storage footprint up to 50 percent.(7)
— HP X9000 IBRIX Network Storage Systems optimize retention of unstructured data with new compliance features and the capacity for more than 1 million snapshots. The solution provides insight to the enterprise on trends, market dynamics and other pertinent facts by simplifying management of massive data sets. Policy management capabilities automate the movement of data to optimize resources. It is ideal as a content archiving solution for email, SharePoint files, multimedia, medical image archival (Picture Archive Communications Systems) and other file-based data.
Enhanced HP storage systems and new services
HP’s fifth-generation Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family includes the new HP P6000 EVA, offering thin provisioning and Dynamic LUN Migration software along with 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gb iSCSI and FCoE support. This easy-to-manage solution enables clients to consolidate application data to speed administration and reduce total cost of ownership.
HP Enterprise Services has integrated HP 3PAR Storage into the HP Data Center Storage Package, which offers world-class storage management services that allow clients to “flex” their storage needs up and down with changes in demand. Offering thin provisioning and autonomic data tiering, this service provides 3PAR in a utility storage model.
HP also announced a new Storage Consulting Services offering that helps clients to design and deploy a Converged Storage environment, optimize the storage infrastructure, reduce costs, and protect and align data while preparing storage for cloud computing.
FirstConvergedDataCentersets standard for the future
Demands for data center capacity continue to rise, however, traditional brick-and-mortar construction methods can take up to two years or longer to build, are costly and can consume more energy than the technology they support.
The HP POD 240a, the world’s most efficient data center, can be deployed in weeks vs. years, as well as save upfront capital costs by up to 75 percent when compared to a brick-and-mortar facility.(8) Annual facilities energy savings can be reduced by up to 95 percent with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as low as 1.05, compared to a PUE of 2.0 for traditional data centers.(9)
Automation helps drive agility
HP Server Automation 9.1 provides heterogeneous, automated server life cycle management for enterprise servers and applications for both converged and traditional environments. With new integrated database automation, it offers a single tool that enables IT to significantly reduce the time it takes to achieve full application life cycle automation.
A live video of the HP DISCOVER press conference will be available at 10 a.m. PT on June 6 at www.hp.com/go/agileIT. On-demand replays will be available.
Additional information about HP’s announcements at its premier client event, HP DISCOVER, is available at www.hp.com/go/agility2011.
(1) Based on internal HP testing.
(2) The HP POD 240a offers a reduction in deployment time and annual energy savings when compared with traditional data centers built from the ground up, based on HP internal engineering analyses. HP Pod-Works allows for the build of multiple PODs simultaneously and features seven staging bays with 3 megawatts of power and network connections to perform customized assembly, testing and shipping, speeding time to value over the industry average, according to HP internal testing.
(3) New POD technology from HP offers 95 percent greater energy efficiency compared to a traditional brick-and-mortar data center, based on internal HP testing.
(4) “The State of Agility,” research by Burson-Marsteller on behalf of HP, March 2011.
(5) “2010 Scale-Out Storage Survey,” ESG Research.
(6) Based on documented client results that are subject to unique business conditions, client IT environment, HP products deployed and other factors. These results may not be typical; results may vary.
(7) As compared to HP’s previous product offering, the X3820 2-Node Network Storage System.
(8) The HPPOD 240a offers a reduction in capital investment costs, savings clients as much as $24.7 million in savings over building a traditional 1.2 megawatt data center.
(9) Average U.S.home uses 11,040 kilowatt hours per year. Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3DC 2011.
(10) “The Business Value of HP Business Service Automation (BSA) Solutions,” IDC, June 2010.
För ytterligare information, vänligen kontakta:
Jonas Alstermark, Enterprise Server, Storage & Networking, HP Sverige, tel: 08-524 93 789
Gunilla Lundqvist, informationschef, HP Sverige, tel: 08-524 90 400
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