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By Guest blogger Ken Spear, Product Marketing, HP Converged Systems

 

In just 9 months since it was introduced, HP OneView has sold over 25,000 licenses to 700 customers in more than 75 countries. Learn how a few customers are using HP OneView and download your free trial version today.


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This week I have been discussing with colleagues how important standardization is to many HP customers.   Customers see standardization as an opportunity that allows apps to move seamlessly within the data center.


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How do you create a groundbreaking converged infrastructure management platform? Draw upon the HP tradition of producing innovations. Optimized for HP BladeSystems, HP OneView provides an open, scalable software-defined platform that enables data center administrators to work in a natural, collaborative way.


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Take the HP OneView Challenge at HP Discover

celia.lawren on ‎12-05-2013 08:02 PM - last edited 2 weeks ago Administrator

Be an HP OneView hero and qualify to win a new HP Chromebook 14 at HP Discover!


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HP OneView: Innovative (and award recipient) data center management

tammie.aron ‎12-04-2013 01:39 PM - edited ‎12-04-2013 01:47 PM

Guest blog by Jeff Carlat, Director HP Converged Systems Product Management

 

We knew we were creating something special when we developed HP OneView. After all, we conducted over four years of research and interviewed hundreds of data center teams to develop a consumer-inspired platform that makes managing the data center as intuitive as using a smartphone app.


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Experience the HP OneView Living Lab at HP Discover

celia.lawren on ‎11-26-2013 07:43 PM - last edited 2 weeks ago Administrator

Do you have what it takes to be an IT hero? Come to the HP OneView interactive demo at HP Discover2013 Barcelona and take the challenge test. See how easily and quickly you can deploy and manage your HP infrastructure as you scale to meet the demands of business while keeping you users connected.


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Tips to manage your converged infrastructure with confidence

tammie.aron ‎11-06-2013 06:07 PM - edited ‎11-06-2013 07:07 PM

Guest blog by Bryan Jacquot, Chief Technologist, HP Converged Systems

As an administrator, your job is to make sure your IT systems are always available.  If you rely on traditional infrastructure management tools, you’re well aware that you are often just one configuration change away from taking down a major portion of your infrastructure.  I had one administrator tell me that deploying certain configuration changes, “Makes me want to cry.”


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The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part four

Grantby on ‎11-05-2013 09:54 PM - last edited 2 weeks ago Administrator

try-it-free-305x246.jpgWe close our series on HP OneView with a nod to the customer input and consultation that went into the product development. HP’s new systems management tool reflects years of collaboration with existing clients, which resulted in an extremely straightforward interface. Here’s what Jeff Carlat, Director of Project Management for HP Converged Systems had to say about the design imperative.  


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The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part three

Grantby ‎10-31-2013 07:31 PM - edited ‎10-31-2013 08:37 PM

try-it-free-305x246.jpgIn this third post in our series on HP OneView, we get into the nuts and bolts of what went into developing HP’s new systems management tool. To get a better understanding of how HP OneView was built (and how to get started) I asked Bryan Jacquot, HP Distinguished Technologist to explain development and deployment. Here’s what he had to say.


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The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part two

Grantby ‎10-29-2013 05:26 PM - edited ‎10-29-2013 06:38 PM

OV.pngPerhaps the best view of HP OneView is the part you can’t see. HP’s new systems management tool rolls four years of customer input and HP innovation into a solid task-driven package that redefines systems management. To understand the essential differences, I sat in on a briefing by HP Converged System’s Jeff Carlat, Director of Project Management and Bryan Jacquot, Distinguished Technologist.

 

In this second post in the series, Jeff Carlat how HP OneView was developed around a single question—What’s stopping you from working faster and more efficiently?

 

Here’s what he had to say.


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The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part one

Grantby ‎10-25-2013 04:25 PM - edited ‎10-25-2013 05:34 PM

c03931676.pngPerhaps the best view of HP OneView is the part you can’t see. HP’s new systems management tool rolls four years of customer input and HP innovation into a solid task-driven package that redefines systems management. To understand the essential differences, I sat in on a briefing by HP Converged System’s Jeff Carlat, Director of Project Management and Bryan Jacquot, Distinguished Technologist. 

 

In this first post in this series Jeff Carlat covers what makes HP OneView different from other lifecycle management solutions.


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Using a smartphone, you can get directions in just about any well-developed area of the U.S. and then quickly link to online info about your destination (unless you are in the United States National Radio Quiet Zone, in which case you’re stuck with dial-up service).  However in your data center, you use traditional infrastructure management tools -- it’s as if you’ve wandered into that quiet zone and are forced to rely on last century’s technology.


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Guest blog written by: Scott Wood, Vice President, HP US Solution Architects

 

In many information technology organizations technologist will often identify their role or position by the technology brand.  There are many reasons why this identification happens. It would be completely natural for people to become defensive and put their positions, jobs, or value to the organization above the solution decision.  This brand bias can lead a company to continue down the best of breed approach in opposition to more important business goals.


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Can social collaboration boost IT infrastructure productivity?

tammie.aron ‎10-16-2013 07:39 PM - edited ‎10-16-2013 08:36 PM

Collaboration is key to creative problem-solving.   It follows, then, that infrastructure management tools that make it easier for data center teams to work together could also lead to better problem-solving, and a more productive workplace. When troubleshooting takes less time, that leaves more time for coming up with innovative ways to meet business demands.


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5 Infrastructure Management Problems Resolved with 1 Solution: HP OneView

tammie.aron ‎10-09-2013 09:10 PM - edited ‎10-09-2013 09:14 PM

I talked to several converged infrastructure colleagues to bring you the latest thinking on how an improved management solution can help you work smarter and more efficiently. Here’s a peek behind the curtain to show you how much better today’s IT tools can be.


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We hope you've now heard about HP OneView and how it's an infrastructure management platform for HP Converged Infrastructure which helps customers deploy and manage their environment faster, at lower cost and to maximize productivity at any scale.

 

If you haven't we've got a great interview for you to watch or listen to featuring Brad Kirby of HP interviewed by Andy McCaskey of SDR News.


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Guest blog by Bryan Jacquot, Chief Technologist, HP Converged Systems

Why would technology companies such as Google and Facebook hire people with degrees in psychology, anthropology, and English?  Because producing appealing consumer apps takes a lot more than just coding. You also have to understand how people communicate, how they use tools, and how they work together. In that vein, HP invested over four years into researching this question: How can we help converged infrastructure management teams work smarter?


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You’ve no doubt heard that yesterday HP announced a new approach to infrastructure management with HP OneView ...
that got me thinking.  How does HP OneView stack-up to Cisco UCSM?


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By Jeff Carlat – Director, Product Management, HP Converged Systems

 

Today is a great day. 

 

Today we announced the next generation of Converged Infrastructure management, named HP OneView.  

 

HP OneView is a totally new infrastructure management platform that will simplify the most common steps underlying all data center processes, allowing IT teams to dramatically accelerate operations, reduce costs, risk and downtime. 


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Guest blog from Brad Kirby,  Manager, Converged Virtual and Cloud Systems team

 

Just about every smartphone app I’ve ever used has a friendly user interface that makes it simple for me to do what I want to do, whether it’s keeping up with friends or checking mortgage rates (we’re looking to purchase a house). What if that same ease of use was available when managing your data center?


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In IT speak it’s similar to holding the world speed record

KWhelan on ‎07-12-2012 10:58 PM - last edited a week ago

 

If you were to time the construction of the HP Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) 20c/40c in real-time it will take about six weeks. However, the following time-lapse video provides you with an accelerated view (from start to finish) of HP ProLiant Servers being assembled and integrated into an HP Pod.


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