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One system designed to relentlessly deliver your IT-as-a-Service vision

By Guest blogger Deepak Belani, Marketing Manager, HP Converged Systems

 

In building your virtualized IT environment, you’ve probably tried the “do-it-yourself” approach. While you might think that method will save you money, it can cost considerably more—and also more in terms of time, effort, and human errors. Another common practice is to purchase “integrated systems” assembled from components provided by multiple vendors. For most companies, this level of “integration” misses the mark in terms of seamless interoperability and providing the desired business results. Also, it’s becomes difficult to manage and too complex to support.

 

Do you want to spend more time innovating? Then you need to flip from spending all of your resources on the do-it-yourself method for virtualization. Do you want to focus more on supporting new workloads, such as the cloud and Big Data, as well as your growing business demands? Then you need a new approach to IT. This approach must effectively deliver your IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) vision—where you can provision the on-demand resources you need to support changing business requirements faster, more efficiently and cost effectively.

 

Delivering on the vision and a new approach to IT

 

Today, we’re continuing to deliver on this “systems vision” by offering the HP ConvergedSystem portfolio, which we nickname “Sharks”. A shark is purpose-built to be the best hunting machine in the ocean. . A shark from HP is purpose-built to deliver the fastest time to value in the data center. They help redefine your ROI through “Shark Economics”, so you can efficiently take a bite out of operational costs, minimize downtime and proactively avoid errors. Each ConvergedSystem for Virtualization is simple to buy, support and manage. HP factory integration and onsite deployment accelerate time-to-value and reduce cost and risk.

 

With HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization, you receive one system designed to relentlessly deliver your IT as a Service vision.

  • Purpose-Built workload-optimized systems are designed to rapidly propel your business forward.
  • Automated with Converged management that radically simplifies your everyday tasks to reduce OpEx and improve operational agility.
  • Shark Economics” business model delivers faster time-to-value and devour costs and risks as you transition to hybrid cloud.

 

HP Sharks are available in “right-size” configurations—purpose-built for your virtualization sweet spot.

 

  • HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization: Businesses looking for 50–300 virtual machines built on standard and reliable modular infrastructure blocks including rack-based servers and low-cost storage providing 2X performance at 25 percent lower entry price point. This system is available in two configurations:
  • HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization: Companies requiring 100-1000+ VMs featuring blades-based systems and leading SAN technology. Configurations make it easy to expand; customizable components give seamless scalability and flexibility with an open on-ramp to the cloud.
  • HP ConvergedSystem 700X for Virtualization: Maximum scalability with enhanced application performance and availability and features VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center for automating the management of a broad pool of data center resources.

 

All HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization models now include HP OneView—a revolutionary converged management solution that eliminates infrastructure complexity with automation simplicity. HP OneView with ConvergedSystem for Virtualization provides a common management platform across servers, storage and networking. HP OneView features automation and templates that eliminate many manual operations and device-focused processes. Your HP ConvergedSystem provides an ideal foundation for HP CloudSystem, for when it’s time for your company to transition to the hybrid cloud.

 

In addition, every HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization includes one-stop support with HP Proactive Care—helping you prevent problems through continuous scanning, dashboard reporting, and personalized consultation, resolving issues faster, and making system-level updates easier.

 

Learn more about how HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization can help your organization realize your vision of delivering IT-as-a-Service—as well as create an ideal foundation for cloud. And if you’re at HP Discover, come by and visit us at the Converged Systems booth. Check out the Sharks!

 

Deepak

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