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3 Principles to Assist With Your Data Center Infrastructure Transformation

Are your IT Operations under enormous pressure to deliver applications and services that innovate and transform the business? Spoiler alert: if not, they should be!

When deploying VMware’s vSphere on HP BladeSystem, always follow the recipe & HP’s best practices

Guest blog written by Malcolm Ferguson, Senior Solution Architect, HP Enterprise Group


There is no doubt that a large portion of VMware’s vSphere (ESX) around the world runs on HP ProLiant, especially HP BladeSystem with Virtual Connect, the leading blade platform.  However, that does not mean all of these installations are being done the ideal way, following our Best Practices.  Here is a helpful guide to ensure you are successful with your deployment.

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.   

Introducing HP OneView – What it is and What it is not

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


Leading up to the announcement of HP OneView, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with a number of customers, industry analysts and press.  Because HP OneView is so unique, I found it is very easy for people to get misperceptions about what HP OneView is – and is not. 

Santa Monica College Eliminates Registration Login Storms with HP IO Accelerators

Guest blog written by Grant Jacobson, Fusion-io Director of Alliance Marketing


California’s Santa Monica College (SMC) was in a quandary. A challenging economy was inspiring many laid-off workers to go back to school to learn new skills, but it also created a boom demand of class registrations as well as a long wait-list for students - and a bottle neck of registrations.

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