Pressmeddelande: 22. juni 2010

HP sänker företagens verksamhetskostnader genom att förenkla och automatisera IT

HP Converged Infrastructure provides a blueprintfor clients that want to eliminate sprawl, complexity and excessmaintenance costs.

The introductions at HP Tech Forum include themost significantHPBladeSystemadvancements in four years, including several newservers as well as innovations in HP Virtual Connect and HP BladeSystem Matrix. Also announced are unique powermanagement technologies that automate energy awareness and controlof IT systems across the data center, as well as storage softwarethat provides new levels of simplicity and automation through asingle, unified architecture for data deduplication.

“Customers are asking for solutions that removethe layers of complexity and excess equipment that have sprawledacross their environments so that IT can focus on innovation ratherthan operations” saidDaveDonatelli, executive vice president and general manager,Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP. “Today andthroughout the year, HP is bolstering its Converged Infrastructurestrategy with groundbreaking enterprisesolutions across every area of the data center, resulting ingreater levels of simplification, performance and savings for ourclients.”

HP ProLiant G7 bladesand servers: Deliver cost savings in as little as 30days(1

HP’s ability todeliver these and other innovations on top of industry standardshas driven customer confidence in HP ProLiant, as demonstrated inthe company’s market share leadership – a 56.1 percent market sharein blade servers and 39.2 percent share in x86 servers, accordingto IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker.(2)

Data-intensiveenterprise workloads are driving a massive increase in scalability,reliability and performance requirements. To perform optimally,servers must have a balanced architecture across CPU, input/output(I/O) and memory.

Three newHPProLiantscale-up servers deliver a number of innovations inautomation that allow clients to speed application delivery, moreeffectively utilize IT resources and achieve improved return oninvestment. The rack-mount servers offer several industry firstswith memory footprints of up to 2 terabytes (TB) and “self-healing”capabilities that maximize application uptime witha200 percentboost in availability.(3) Optimized forthe most data-intensive workloads, the servers reduce data centerfootprint, complexity and costs with a consolidation ratio up to91-to-1. 

Seven new HP ProLiant G7 server blades address themost demanding virtualization environments by offering theindustry’s first blade with 1 TB of memory and integrated 10GbVirtual Connect FlexFabric technology for I/O scalability. With anarchitecture that balances processor performance, expanded memoryand I/O capacity, these systems can support up to four times morevirtual machines than competitive blades, while requiring 66percent lesshardware.(4)

HP Virtual Connect:Converges data and storage networks to eliminate sprawl

The explosive growthof virtual machines has increased the complexity and cost ofconnecting servers to networks and storage. The expandedHPVirtualConnectportfolio delivers automated, wire-onceconnectivity to any network, eliminating up to 95 percent of sprawlat the network edge.

The new HP VirtualConnect FlexFabric module is a single device that connects serversto any Fibre Channel, Ethernet and iSCSI network. This eliminatesthe need for multiple interconnects. With HP Virtual ConnectFlexFabric technology, now built into HP ProLiant G7 server blades,clients can eliminate up to $185,000 in network equipment costs perrack.(5)

With more than 3 million ports delivered, HP Virtual Connect sales in the first half of HP’sfiscal 2010 have doubled over the same period last year. HP VirtualConnect lets clientsrapidly reconfigure connections to LANs and SANstransparently by movingworkloads or adding and replacing servers on thefly.

HP BladeSystemMatrix: Automates private cloud deployment

With manualdeployment of applications and infrastructure, it takes weeks oreven months to deliver new services to the business. Clients needan automated IT environment to rapidly respond to businesschange.

HP BladeSystem Matrixsoftware, through new integration with HP Server Automation, simplifies IT environments withone-touch, self-service provisioning of applications. Theindustry’s first “all inclusive” converged infrastructure offering,HP BladeSystem Matrix enables private clouds by allowing clients todeploy complex IT environments in minutes.(6) As aresult, clients can reduce their total cost of ownership up to 56percent compared to traditional ITinfrastructures.(6) 

“Our success dependson our ability to deliver reliable, high-quality IT services, sothat we can respond to fluctuations in demand without disruptingoperations and bolster business growth,” Merritte Stidston,director, Development Center Strategy & Operations, McKesson –Office of the Chief Technology Officer. “HP BladeSystem Matrixprovides a self-service, template-based portal using McKesson andHP system best practices, that allows us to quickly provisionblades – 90 this year – within a minute each. This ability gives usconsistent and repeatable results, which saves my team precioustime to accomplish other tasks while reducing builderrors.”

HP Intelligent PowerDiscovery: Eliminates overprovisioning in the datacenter

Accurate and timelypower usage data and control can save companies millions of dollarsin data center energy costs.

HPIntelligent Power Discoveryis an industry-first advancement forgreen data centers that creates an automated, energy-aware networkbetweenHP ProLiantservers,(7)third-party facility management tools and datacenter power grids. Expanding on HP’s Data Center Smart Gridsolutions, the software provides greatertransparency and insight into power usage by creating a real-time,graphical map of energy usage across servers and facilities. Byaccurately provisioning energy, clients can extend the lives oftheir data centers and save up to $5 million per every 1,000servers in one year.(8)

HP StoreOnce:Reinvents data deduplication for the ConvergedInfrastructure

Deduplication reducescosts by eliminating multiple stored versions of the same data. Theindustry’s first-generation offerings required clients to utilizemultiple processes and multiple products to supportdifferentapplicationsand platforms.

HP StoreOnce is the industry’s first solution toautomate data deduplication across the enterprise with a singleunified architecture. By eliminating the complexity of multiplededuplication processes and products, HP StoreOnce improvesproductivity and data management efficiency. Built on patentedinnovation designed byHP Labs, thecompany’s research arm, this new class of deduplication softwaredelivers up to 20 percent improvement in performance(9)and more than twice the price/performance ratio of a leadingcompetitive offering.(10)

Now available with HP’s line of D2D backupsystems, including the new HP D2D4312, HP StoreOnce enables clientsto spend up to 95 percent less on storagecapacity.(9) Available within virtual appliances, backupclients and scale-out storage systems, HP StoreOnce providesclients a single solution for all their deduplicationneeds. 

More information about these products and HP atTechnology Forum is available at www.hp.com/go/TechForum2010.

För ytterligare information, vänligenkontakta:

Magnus Wetterberg, produktchef HP ProLiant, tel:08-524 94 921

Gunilla Lundqvist, informationschef, HP Sverige, tel:08-524 90 400

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(1)   Based on HP internal testing between ProLiantDL360 G4 and DL585 G7.

(2)   IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 2010(1Q10).

(3)   Based on HP internal research comparing HPProLiant DL785 G5 to DL980 G7 with configurations normalized toaddress similar performance; defined as MTBCF (mean time betweencritical failures); availability varies according to specificmodel.

(4)   Total VMs per server and hardware to support 1000VMs based on HP best practices of 3 GB of memory and 300Gb/s I/Oper virtual machine.

(5)   Based on cost difference between eight HPVirtual Connect FlexFabric modules per rack and the cost oftraditional top-of-rack switch connectivity for rack-mount servers(28 24-port Ethernet switches, 64 quad-port 1Gb NICs, 1,448 cat-5cables, eight 24-port FC SAN switches, 64 HBAs, 128 LC-LC cables,and 128 4Gb transceivers).

(6)   The business case for HP BladeSystem Matrix, basedon data from the HP BladeSystem and BladeSystem Matrix TCOCalculator, is available athttp://roianalyst.hp.com/bladesystemmatrixtco/launch.html.

(7)   Automation component is offered only with HPProLiant DL series servers.

(8)    Assumescapping and recovering 200 watts per server on average. 1,000servers in a midsize data center. 200 watts per server = 200 kw.Uptime Institute states 1 MW of redundant infrastructure equates to$25 million. 200 kw = $5 million. 1 percent accuracy =approximately $50,000 per rack and provides higher confidence inthe data. 1 percent of $5 million = $50,000 per rack.

(9)    Based on independentcomparison and validation by Evaluator Group conducted in May 2010and standard published pricing as of April 2010.

(10) Based on average deduplication ratio of 20:1.Deduplication ratio could be as high as 50:1 under optimalcircumstances.

 

 

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