Press Release: October 13, 2011

Hosting Company Chooses HP to Deliver Private Clouds to Customers

Server Cloud Canada selects HP Converged Infrastructure over competing offerings

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that hosting company Server Cloud Canada has selected HP Converged Infrastructure technology, enabling the company to implement a private cloud for more reliable IT service delivery and improved customer service.

Hosting companies such as Server Cloud Canada face major challenges to support their customers’ thriving businesses. Rising infrastructure costs, demanding application needs and overall capacity constraints weigh heavily on these companies. To overcome obstacles while exceeding client expectations, Server Cloud Canada needed a cost-effective, scalable and reliable infrastructure that could bring new customers online in minutes versus days.

After exploring options from Dell, Cisco and IBM, Server Cloud Canada chose HP CloudSystem Matrix as the foundation to deliver private clouds to customers. HP CloudSystem Matrix enables Server Cloud Canada to simplify the creation of a private cloud with one-touch, self-service provisioning of infrastructure.

With the ability to deliver resources faster, Server Cloud Canada can better respond to customers’ fluctuating business demands and critical IT requirements.

Additionally, Server Cloud Canada reduced its power savings by almost 60 percent with HP CloudSystem Matrix, eliminating the need for an additional power source that the company estimated would have cost approximately $200,000 to install.

“We wanted a solution where each component installed was best in its class,” said Kevin Moniz, chief technology officer, Server Cloud Canada. “HP had a complete product top to bottom, where we could say it’s tried, true and tested. No competitor could match that, and we believe this gives us a competitive advantage.”

Another reason Server Cloud Canada selected HP CloudSystem Matrix was for HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Modules. HP Virtual Connect reduced the switches and cards needed by 80 percent, while moving the company from 48 cables to only one.

Additionally, Server Cloud Canada implemented HP P4000 LeftHand Storage Systems, as well as HP 6600 switch series with 10GbE support, replacing Cisco Catalyst switches resulting in better network performance.

HP Converged Infrastructure is a key foundation of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys. 

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