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7 ways HP OneView delivers the perfect API for converged infrastructure management

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


I don’t play golf often, and when I do I suspect most golfers wouldn’t call what I do “golfing.”  As you would guess, I have never hit a hole-in-one; I’m happy just to hit the green.  However, I believe we’ve hit the proverbial hole-in-one when it comes to HP OneView’s RESTful API. 

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HP OneView Webinar Oct 30: Manage IT at the speed of thought

Do you need a more efficient and simpler way to manage your blade environment?  Are your infrastructure management tools unable to easily handle the scale of your business?   Meet HP OneView and register for the October 30 webinar. 

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HP OneView: Makes navigating the data center easier than Cisco UCS Manager

Carefully plot device interrelationships before making changes.

Expert Systems Reduces Time to Set-up Cloud Demos by 50% & costs by 70%

Expert Systems, an IT solutions company, has grown considerably along with the boom in the Chinese economy. Since its founding in 1985, it has expanded to its current size of 1,100 employees across 32 offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau with customers including large and small businesses and government departments across all sectors.

Cloud Computing and Pizza couldn’t be more different, or Could They?

In Cloud Pizza, HP Norway's Technology Director, Stig Alstedt explains the various
delivery models of Cloud Computing by drawing an analogy to something everybody
seems to know and love: Pizza.

HP BladeSystem delivers a low-latency, high-throughput architecture without compromise

Increase your server utilization and maximize application performance by making the best use of shared connectivity resources.

How efficient are your data center management tools?

A colleague recently shared with me his frustration with the inefficiencies of traditional infrastructure management tools.  Keep reading to gain valuable insight on how to get around those shortcomings and work much more productively.

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Do your infrastructure management tools keep you in the loop?

If you’re like me, you have certain Facebook friends who post about every aspect of their lives, both the good and the bad. While that can get annoying in your personal life, it could be a real time saver in the data center. What would it be like if your “friends” were servers posting their problems to your wall?

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Apples to Apples or Comparing Infrastructure Management Tools?

Guest blog written by Gary Thome, Vice President & Chief Engineer of HP BladeSystem


In the week since we launched HP OneView, we have been getting great feedback from press, analysts, and most importantly, customers.  We also welcome the dialogue we have opened up in the industry and fell that offering IT infrastructure management that helps with the entire process of provisioning, updating, and repairing infrastructure - with a consumer-inspired approach  - is the right path forward for the industry.   

Multiple management tools creates inefficient infrastructure management

Guest blog by Brad Kirby, Manager HP Virtual and Cloud Systems


In today’s hyper-connected world, it seems as though everyone is always doing at least three things at once. But studies have shown multitasking actually decreases your productivity because there’s a time cost every time you switch your attention. When your IT teams use multiple management tools, they’re forced to keep switching between interfaces and experiences. The result is lost productivity.

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Is your car radio free? Of course not… Neither is your management software

Guest blog by Brad Kirby, manager Converged Virtual and Cloud Systems team


This might sound like a strange title for a blog about management software, but I think you’ll understand more in a second.  What I’m getting at is the way we perceive pricing seems to differ significantly between hardware and software. 

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Infrastructure Refresh at Major Venue Keeps Ticket Sales Flowing

Emulex recently released a new case study about an IT refresh at a major entertainment venue-check out my blog to get a quick overview  and access to the case study.

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