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Is Your Infrastructure Workload Ready? HP App Maps Can Help!

By Guest blogger Don Wilson, HP Converged Systems

 

Soccer fans from around the world have eagerly awaited the start of the 2014 World Cup. There may be no country with fans as passionate about soccer as those in the host country of Brazil. And with good reason - no country has taken home as many World Cup trophies as Brazil. With such a rich history you might assume Brazil would easily be fully prepared for the start of the World Cup. Just the opposite! The cost, complexity and scale of building the infrastructure to support the massive event have proven to be a huge challenge.

 

Almost $4B in Brazilian taxpayer money has been poured into upgrading infrastructure in preparation for the World Cup - new stadiums, roads, airport renovation, hotels and other longer term projects. Despite this enormous investment, many projects were being rushed to be completed on time.

 

While deploying a mission critical application may not be quite the same as hosting the World Cup, deploying a new application tied to running your business requires the same level of planning and preparation. You don’t want poor planning decisions around infrastructure requirements to end with a bad result. Virtualization has become a pervasive part of the IT infrastructure, so companies must also plan how to provision virtual machines to effectively support those new applications, making the process all the more complex.

 

As a leading IT vendor, HP has a long and successful track record for delivering workload specific infrastructure blueprints that we call “App Maps” for the top workloads that matter most to you.Our goal is to help you simplify and accelerate deployment of these popular workloads on HP Converged Systems.

 

HP ConvergedSystem App Maps help you accomplish that with fully tested and validated solutions that are built on decades of HP technical expertise, ISV best practices and reference architecture design. The architectures are tuned to ensure optimal performance of a specific application, to accommodate the complexity of a virtualized platform, while helping you reduce provisioning time, cost, and errors to deploy applications faster. They ensure that your infrastructure is truly workload ready. Here are the HP App Maps that are available to help you.

 

app maps logos 6-14 annct.pngHP App Map for Citrix XenDesktop on ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere

 

 

HP App Map for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on ConvergedSystem 700x on Hyper-V (80)

 

 

HP App Map for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 on ConvergedSystem 300 on VMware (80)

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on HP ConvergedSystem 700x

 

 

Backup and Recovery for ConvergedSystem 300 with Veeam and StoreOnce

 

 

Backup and Recovery for ConvergedSystem 700x with CommVault and StoreOnce 

 

 

Backup and Recovery for ConvergedSystem 700x with HP Data Protector & StoreOnce

 

 

 

Now that HP has helped ease your mind on infrastructure, go watch the World Cup! And if you are at HP Discover, please come by and visit the HP Converged Systems booth in the Discover Zone and talk to our experts about the HP App Maps. Or simply go to the HP App Maps library.

 

Don

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