Photo - Vincent Lee, Country Manager, Industry Standard Servers and Software, Hewlett-Packard Malaysia
Technology systems giant HP Malaysia has called its consumer-inspired infrastructure management platform - HP OneView - an industry first in that it simplifies the steps that are behind all data centre processes, it said.
HP Malaysia country manager, industry standard servers and software, Vincent Lee said, "Social media, the consumerisation of IT and changing demographics are altering how work gets done, forcing organisations to address a widening gap between enterprise demands and traditional IT supply."
"The current infrastructure management model is stuck in the past and HP OneView is the first step in fundamentally rethinking the entire approach to infrastructure management in the data centre," said Lee, adding that the solution was part of HP's Converged Infrastructure approach and is designed for the HP BladeSystem, HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) and HP ProLiant Generation 7 servers.
HP OneView is built with the best-in-class server and software technology that offers a single management platform to foster collaboration and communication with IT across the data centre, he said.
Lee said, "HP OneView improves the productivity for IT administrators with an intuitive user interface and automated intelligence that simplifies common tasks. The most common data centre processes, such as deployment, updating, migrating and troubleshooting are reduced from hours or days to minutes."
For example, provisioning hypervisors across 16 servers with traditional tools requires two hours and 50 minutes of administrative time, compared to just 14 minutes with HP OneView. The process of retiring a virtual local area network (vLAN) requires only four steps and 30 seconds of administrative time with HP OneView, compared to 480 steps and more than two hours with a traditional tool.
"Resource-strapped organisations today are looking for infrastructure management platforms that will unchain them from spending countless hours on mundane, administrative tasks to focus more on innovation," said Matt Eastwood, group vice president and general manager, IDC. "The market is primed and ready for an infrastructure management platform that is more intuitive and built for the needs of IT today-not the days gone by."
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