By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
While I’m in Las Vegas at NAB, less than a mile away Microsoft Management Summit is also happening. I’ll drop in there later this week but I wanted to share some news with you, hot off the press. I have a podcast with HP 3PAR product manager Kiran Sreenivasamurthy talking about his presentation at MMS along with a part of the news. In the podcast, Kiran talks to me about the newly announced integration we have of HP 3PAR with Microsoft System Center 2012.
Today at MMS, Microsoft announced the general availability of System Center 2012. HP also has a few things we're announcing. Here's the high level:
- HP VirtualSystem VS3 – the latest addition to the VirtualSystem family is based on ProLiant Gen8 servers and HP 3PAR. The VirtualSystem is the converged infrastructure behind all the MMS hands-on-labs. During MMS, we expect to host 42,000 VM’s over 5 days on the VirtualSystem VS3. HP 3PAR will be the storage behind this unpredictable workload.
- Microsoft previously announced System Center 2012 and today announced its availability. HP is announcing that we have several points of integration. In the podcast with Kiran, we talk about deep integration of HP 3PAR into System Center 2012 – the integration we discuss is much more than just looking at the status of the storage but active management of it. Check out the podcast for those details.
- HP also announced the latest version of HP Insight Control for System Center now supports System Center 2012. This links together the management of HP servers and storage with the OS and application management from Microsoft System Center.
Here's the podcast with Kiran - in addition to his MMS session we also talked about the 3PAR integration with System Center 2012 which is a big part of our news today.
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My colleague Brad Kirby has a blog post titled How HP VirtualSystem VS3 takes Microsoft Private Cloud to New Heights and it goes into more detail on the VirtualSystem news as well as HP Insight Control for System Center 2012 so be sure to check that out.