Converged Infrastructure

Get more from your IT – simplify virtualization

By HP guest blogger Alain Inugai


If you are like many of the customers we’ve been speaking to – whether a small law firm or a larger enterprise with stores or branch offices – you need a new way to simplify IT.


The current approaches of designing a solution, balancing compute, network and storage along with the virtualization software are time consuming and risky.  You struggle with the complexity to manage the firmware across all components of your home grown solution.  High personnel turnover leaves you with low expertise to manage your virtualization solution.


The HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization addresses the challenges you are facing.



The ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization is specifically designed to help you take full advantage of the potential of virtualization while minimizing your headaches.  This pre-designed, optimized rack server system includes everything you need in a single, easy to order package. Factory integrated and pre-tested before shipment, the HP Converged System 300 arrives ready to run, reducing delivery and deployment times to as little as 20 days.

Another key aspect of any virtualization solution is performance.  It needs to have enough capability to run your applications effectively.  With this in mind HP designed the HP Converged System 300 for Virtualization to offer double the performance of competitive systems at 25% lower entry price point. It can support from tens to several hundred VMs allowing you to support a small site and scale as your performance needs grow with additional physical capacity added in as little as a day.


The lifecycle management and ongoing maintenance of your virtualization environment is important.  These systems have HP management capabilities integrated with your choice of virtualization software (VMware at launch and Microsoft in CY 14).  HP simplifies your lifecycle management as the entire system is managed and updated as a single entity.  Should problems occur, you cannot afford any delay in repairing the virtualization environment and cannot afford to be the lead in diagnosing issues, thus HP includes solution level support that eases the maintenance workload of your IT staff.


The ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization is ideal for customers looking to simplify their IT and need a virtualization environment in one or many locations running on rack servers. HP offers monthly purchase plans reducing the acquisition cost and includes the offering with our channel partners allowing you to buy the when and how you want.


Learn more about the HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization at HP Discover.


If you want to have a F2F discussion about what this announcement will mean for your business, drop by the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, December 10, 1-1:30 pm for the Your “easy button” for simplified IT: HP Converged Systems for Virtualization session (DF3210).  Come meet the team who designed these new systems and discuss how they are put together and what they can do in your environment. I recommend several sessions you can attend to get more information on our offerings:


TK2319 – Tuesday, 11:20 -12:20  

Tom Joyce Keynote - No silo left behind: Convergence in the age of virtualization, cloud, and big data

Get the big picture on the latest HP innovations and solutions that are leading the new end-to-end revolution.


DF3302 – Tuesday, 4:40-5:10

Deploy turnkey systems in just days with the new HP Converged Systems for Virtualization

 Do you want to flip from spending all of your resources on do-it-yourself virtualization to focusing instead on innovation? This session will explore why the industry is moving toward converged systems to solve many of the datacenter’s toughest problems of speed, simplicity, reliability, and scalability. In this session, you’ll learn why a complete converged infrastructure should be at the heart of your datacenter strategy in 2014. We will show you how simple it is to adopt HP Converged Systems for virtualization solutions, quickly achieving shorter time to value and saving IT resources that can be re-deployed into other business needs.


TB2620 – Wednesday, 9:00-10:00

Converged Systems for virtualization: understanding your choices

 There are a multitude of vendors touting their converged infrastructure solutions, each claiming to provide efficiency gains, security and scalability. To understand how to measure these claims against reality, you need to peel back the layers of the solution itself…from the storage and network to the server and application. This session will highlight key architectural considerations to consider when evaluating converged solutions and will show how HP virtualization systems deliver on the promise of being more cost-effective and provide better performance for your business, especially for stability, long-term infrastructure requirements, planning, deployment, management and investment protection exposure.


BB2495 – Wednesday, 10:30-11:30

How HP is transforming converged systems for the new era of virtualization

 The new HP Converged Systems for virtualization represent the latest advancement of the HP Converged Systems portfolio. These are integrated systems designed for simplicity, ease of use, and scalability, delivering the fastest path to virtualization, comprehensive lifecycle management, and unified support and services. In this session, we will highlight the new approach to designing, deploying, and scaling out HP solutions for your virtualization requirements.


DT2494 - Wednesday, 12:20-12:50

The Virtualization Games: How HP is addressing your toughest virtualization needs

 The new HP Converged Systems for virtualization represent the latest extension of the HP Converged Systems portfolio. These systems provide a simplified, efficient, and reliable application deployment platform on HP Converged Infrastructure that is integrated and optimized for virtualized workloads. In this session, we will show you how to radically increase flexibility in both architecture and management platforms by adding an HP virtualization solution to your next-generation datacenter.


TB2496 – Wednesday, 4:30-5:30

The evolving datacenter: Future-proofing your virtual environment

The requirements of IT delivery continue to evolve. The latest HP Converged Systems for virtualization address the need to build highly secure, end-to-end virtualized datacenters and client environments that can effectively respond to the current and future needs of both IT and the business. In this session, we will focus on the architectural approach to designing, deploying, and scaling out these integrated solutions. We will focus on optimization planning for power and cooling, achieving seamless capacity growth, and network planning for scalable virtualization performance in your converged infrastructure.


BB2081 - Thursday, 10:30–11:30

The power of virtualization, from the datacenter to the device

 Virtualization of both your client and datacenter infrastructures is key to successfully supporting the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement and cloud computing. Attend this panel session to learn about the future of end-user computing.


For information on these sessions, demos and more, head off to the HP Discover event site and check out the wealth of sessions hosted at the event.  


Learn more about HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization.


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