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Getting up to speed with HP BladeSystem and Microsoft Exchange Server Solution 2010

HP BladeSystem and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 offers your small- and medium-sized customers a great way to be more productive while reducing costs to keep their business thriving. Our combined business messaging solutions offer archiving, management, and automated provisioning—helping your customers achieve continuity,  security, and efficiency in order to deal with the demands of an increasingly mobile and complex communications world.



You may be hearing from your customers that they and their employees are finding it more and more difficult handling email glut, especially when they want to access their email and their voicemail from anywhere. Their productivity is suffering as a result—and in addition to having to comply with government and industry regulations—they have a growing need to safeguard their sensitive communications. Building on the capabilities introduced in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange 2010 presents new features that simplify email archiving, unify voicemail and email, and meet the demands for greater business mobility.


Combined with HP BladeSystem, Exchange 2010 also helps your customers move to a Converged Infrastructure (CI) , on which tomorrow's businesses will be built. A Converged Infrastructure helps eliminate silos and integrates multiple vendors' technologies into pools of interoperable resources. This delivers operational flexibility as business needs change. HP Converged Infrastructure—including servers, storage, networking, management software, power and cooling—and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 work together to offer a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective deployment option. Plus, their wide range of features help IT lower administrative overhead and safeguard company communications. In so doing, they enable users to have a rich and productive experience from virtually any platform, device, or web browser.


To customize an HP and Microsoft infrastructure to match your customers' precise needs, you can implement HP Solution Blocks. Each solution block comes with a matching toolkit that includes solution briefs, a cookbook , and deployment scripts that streamline the process of building a customized solution. These toolkits enable your customer to quickly build a unique HP solution today, and then deploy new versions of the solution as they grow.


HP has developed a tiered solutions matrix for Exchange Server to meet different Exchange Server service levels and business requirements. Solutions range from basic mailbox services on HP entry-level server and storage platforms, to highly available configurations built with HP enterprise server and storage platforms. There are four tiers in the matrix: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. These tiers provide guidance in matching different mailbox service levels with appropriate HP server and storage configurations.


By consolidating servers, storage, networking, power/cooling, and management on an HP BladeSystem C3000 and Microsoft Exchange Server software solution, your customers can pool their resources into a more efficient business environment because it manages their system operations with one automated, easy-to-use solution.


Enhanced continuity, increased efficiency, mitigated risks. Exchange Server 2010's local or cluster continuous replication technology facilitates enhanced continuity by providing the first layer of protection in the event Exchange Server databases must be recovered. This reduces the downtime required to restore from full disk or tape backups. Coupled with HP StorageWorks tape drives and tape blades, small businesses can reduce the costs of maintaining their environment. HP Converged Infrastructure and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 increases efficiency by optimizing operations to save every watt and eliminate excess heat. With HP FlexFabric, businesses achieve on-the-fly network flexibility for virtual server hosting, thereby eliminating network and performance bottlenecks. And they  mitigate risk because they provide tools to manage, update, and secure the environment.


HP offers a number of services around Exchange Server deployments, including per-event services, software technical support, and remote monitoring and support. In addition, we can help you manage your existing platform or migrate to a new HP-based platform with continued legacy support and migration planning and support. Remember that HP is a Microsoft Global Gold Certified Partner with more than 80 training locations worldwide, more than 200,000 people trained yearly, and 30+ years of experience. HP can help you customize a solution to help with Exchange rollouts, train thousands of employees or a small team of people, and help you prepare for new technology such as Exchange Server 2010.


The HP Advantage is a powerful selling point as you talk to your customers about the HP Converged Infrastructure with Exchange Server 2010. Consider this:

  • We have deployed more than 19 million seats of Exchange
  • HP ProLiant and StorageWorks are the #1 server and storage platforms for Exchange deployments
  • HP Services is endorsed by Microsoft as a Global Prime Integrator for Microsoft technologies, including Exchange Server 2010
  • HP has more than 16,000 Microsoft certified professionals
  • HP offers a complete line of server, storage, desktop, handheld products, and software complementing Exchange Server 2010
  • A 25-year partnership combines HP leadership in technologies and professional services with Microsoft leadership in operating systems and applications


With the HP Solution Block for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, it's easy to discover how a unified communications solution built on an HP Converged Infrastructure with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can keep messages flowing, workers productive, and business thriving.


We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about HP BladeSystem and Microsoft Exchange Server Solution 2010. Click the link to find out more about HP-Microsoft Exchange solutions. And keep in mind you can always ask us questions at HP Coffee Coaching by sending us an email. If this has been helpful, please join the Coffee Coaching community follow us on our blog,  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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Hector has marketing and communications expertise. With vast experience within the Enterprise Digital Marketing communications team at HP.

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