HP has once again been recognized as the leader in server virtualization in the Nemertes Research PilotHouse Awards. These awards provide insight on the performance of technology vendors, according to feedback from IT decision makers who use their products or services.
For the second year in a row HP came top, beating Cisco, IBM, Dell, Oracle and Fujitsu Siemens.
Analyst firm Nemertes rated servers, built for virtualization by leading vendors in three critical areas through a web based survey and benchmark interviews. According to Nemertes, “HP…has successfully balanced technology, support and price to create high value for its business users.”
Virtualization is the top priority for CIO’s in 2012 according to IDC, and with HP leading in shipments of virtualized servers, the Nemertes research corresponds with HP’s market position.
HP VirtualSystem is built on a platform of HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem (depending on configuration) which provide a high-performance, modular platform for hosting virtualized workloads of all sizes. These servers provide an ideal hardware foundation for virtualization architectures from VMware, Microsoft or Citrix and offer:
- Up to 2 TB of memory per server
- 10Gb Ethernet / FCoE built-in
- More virtual machines per server with 20:1 consolidation ratio
As a consequence of the technology advantage delivered by ProLiant and BladeSystem, HP has posted the world record for performance on the SAP SD 3-tier benchmark with HP VirtualSystem for VMware, proving industry leadership in tier-1 applications.
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