HP has launched converged offering that combines software-defined storage, compute, management and VMware integration.
It will allow organisations to deploy a complete virtualised environment from power-on to provisioning of new applications in less than 15 minutes, according to a company. IDC estimates the integrated systems market will grow from US$5.4 billion in 2013 to US$14.3 billion by 2017. To address this need, HP is introducing the HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual.
This combines hardware and management into a single scale-out system.
The system includes HP OneView InstantOn, HP OneView for VMware vCenter, and HP StoreVirtual VSA technology for simple self-installation and management of fully clustered, highly available servers and storage.
It is aimed to help midsize businesses, remote offices and branch office locations that want a building block approach to infrastructure in order to simplify IT operations, accelerate service delivery, and enable enhanced disaster recovery for virtualised as well as physical servers. The integrated appliance is sized for server virtualisation and virtual desktop workloads based on VMware best practices, providing faster response times to business demands, simplified administration and improved application availability.
It provides operational efficiencies through unified management across HP StoreVirtual, HP ProLiant Servers and HP OneView's converged management with robust VMware vSphere integration and wizard-driven startup designed for IT generalists without specialised storage expertise.
HP director and general manager, servers and converged systems, South Pacific, Raj Thakur, said small and midsize enterprises were looking to simplify IT operations, and deliver applications and services faster with absolute simplicity.
"The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual system enables the business to accelerate time to value and respond to business opportunities faster." VMware executive vice president, software defined datacentre division, Raghu Rahugram, said hyper-convergence was the next phase of infrastructure evolution and built on the adoption of virtualisation technologies.
"The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual system promises to accelerate operational efficiency outcomes for our mutual customers." Nth generation computing chief technology officer, Dan Molina, said the mobile-cloud era had increased enterprise IT standards of speed and efficiency, and software-defined data centres delivered on those expectations.
"The HP 200-HC StoreVirtual system provides the hyper-converged, warp-speed solution that midsize customers need to easily deploy an environment that handles any workload and responds quickly to changing business demands." The system includes HP OneView InstantOn -- a utility that provides simple self-installation and enables customers to be ready with loaded virtual machines in minutes and built on server and storage infrastructure to provide application high availability.
It arrives pre-configured with all software pre-installed and only requires the entry of IP addresses, credentials and VMware vSphere license information to get up and running. The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual system will be available worldwide in December 2014.
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