Converged Infrastructure

Reducing Microsoft Cloud deployment costs and efforts with VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft

By Alain Inugai, Product Manager – VirtualSystem for Microsoft


At HP Discover we’re announcing the next generation of VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft. This solution will help customers simplify and accelerate their Microsoft virtualization and cloud efforts allowing them to better adapt to changing business needs.


VirtualSystem for Microsoft delivers a Hyper-V based virtualization platform and  a cloud solution built on System Center 2012 SP1 that offers an increased variability in compute and storage.  Built with HP converged infrastructure from HP, VirtualSystem offers ProLiant BL460c Gen 8 servers and offers several choices of processors and memory and the HP 3PAR StorServ 7200 and 7400.  With the increased variability you can start with a lower investment than before and grow your solution and investment as your business requirements change.


These updates to VirtualSystem increase performance, simplify management and maximize savings using HP technology like HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning and Intelligent Resilient Framework.  The solution can be deployed as a single rack to minimize space used in the data center or deployed in separate compute and storage racks to meet your data center needs.


HP has designed VirtualSystem to be Microsoft Private Cloud fast track compliant and includes services from our Microsoft experts to stand up your cloud on the factory built turnkey VirtualSystem hardware to quickly enable your business efforts. 


As a demonstration of this excellence, a HP VirtualSystem VS3 configuration which was the foundation of the HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, completely powered the Hands-on Lab at the 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.  This was showcased live in the Serverquarium and was the hit of MMS!  You can read all about it on Jeff Carlat, HP Director of HP Industry Standard Servers Software, MMS 2013 Wrap up Blog, as well as see a great video walk through from Jeff Woolsey, Principal Group Program Manager of Windows Server Hyper-V from Microsoft.

VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft is available for purchase following HP Discover, June 10th – 14th.  You can find more information on the VirtualSystem website or if you are attending HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas we’ll be happy to tell you more - come by the solution booth to learn more.


With VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft it’s your journey, your cloud, your way. 


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