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Virtual Connect 4.00 brings advanced data center intelligence to HP BladeSystem networks.

Guest Blog by: Kant Deshpande, Virtual Connect Product Manager


HP innovation has redefined server networking with Virtual Connect over the last 6 years with Virtualized I/O. HP now announces the latest evolution of Virtual Connect to address next generation networking challenges in Virtualized Data Centers with converged fabrics. For many organizations with traditional infrastructures, virtualization can often result in virtual sprawl, making management of virtual servers more complex and undermining the potential benefits.  Now HP BladeSystem with Virtual Connect builds on the wire-once simplicity with the new Virtual Connect 4.00 which adds intelligence to dynamically allocate underutilized bandwidth ensuring customers achieve the highest return on their networking investment. HP Virtual Connect extends end-to-end integration with enterprise networking tools:

  • Priority Queue QoS, enabling you to define the right service level for each application
  • sFlow with real-time network monitoring for intelligent capacity planning
  • Dual hop FCoE to converge your LAN and SAN infrastructures at the aggregation layer to reduce costs by 32%  and simplify your network
  • In addition, HP Virtual Connect continues HP policy of “no cost” updates with new version of Virtual Connect 4.00 being available through HP Smart Update, the one-click system maintenance tool. 

With the embedded intelligence of the HP BladeSystem infrastructure as the foundation for tomorrow’s software defined data center, you can implement a strategy to realize the full potential of virtualization with a path to the cloud that protects your investment. Virtual Connect is just one of the many innovations being announced that provides proof points on how the world’s most advanced blade infrastructure just got better. These innovations bring the next generation technologies in a future-proof design to the world’s best blade infrastructure. Armed with the latest Virtual Connect 4.00 enhancements and features, customers now have the infrastructure intelligence that is an essential foundation for a software defined data center. Only HP provides a future-proof, open architecture with the most extensive solution portfolio for server and client virtualization that delivers every step of the way on your path to the cloud. 


Get all the information here on:  Virtual Connect

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Richard vincent(anon) | ‎05-17-2013 10:06 AM

When will it be release

Kleinch | ‎05-17-2013 06:13 PM

The current plan is for it to be released in the next 60-90 days.

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