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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.

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Virtual Connect: Your success is our success – and we have the case studies to prove it

And maybe it’s the other way around too. HP continues to innovate with Virtual Connect - there are already over 6.5M ports sold – and the rate of adoption is accelerating. Why? ...because the benefits from implementing Virtual Connect in your infrastructure are evident.  Customers in almost every line of business are endorsing Virtual Connect because of these benefits.   To learn more about the simplicity and flexibility that Virtual Connect offers when connecting systems to LANs and SANs, visit Virtual Connect on HP.COM.

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