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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.

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.

A retrospective look: How we got where we are in IT

The IT industry is continually changing, so as you read this blog, you may be asking yourself, “What’s new this time around?” or more likely, “What new acronym do I need to learn this week?” 

HP BladeSystem- Recognized Industry Innovator

With Gartner just releasing their latest Magic Quadrant for blades, it seems appropriate to write a bit more on BladeSystem.  We are both pleased and proud that Gartner placed HP in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Blade servers, for both completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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