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HP expands its compute offerings and refreshes its storage portfolio

Nurdianah Md Nur | Dec. 22, 2014
The new solutions will help businesses increase efficiency and performance, while reducing complexity.

IT solutions provider Hewlett- Packard (HP) recently expanded its compute portfolio, and refreshed its midrange and flash-optimised storage systems.

The compute portfolio now includes the new HP Integrity Superdome X and HP Integrity NonStop X.  These servers will help customers "achieve the best business performance for large scale workloads on an efficient x86 infrastructure," said Sandeep Kapoor, director and general manager of mission critical servers, enterprise group, HP APJ.

The HP Integrity Superdome X is an alternative to a costly, inefficient, proprietary system or an x86 infrastructure that lacks the performance, scalability and availability to power mission-critical workloads, said HP.

It redefines x86 compute with scalability of up to 16 sockets and 12TB memory to support the large enterprise applications and unpredictable workloads. The HP nPars hard partitioning technology offers 20 times greater reliability to maximise application uptime by insulating and isolating critical applications from other failures. To accelerate business performance, the HP Integrity Superdome X improves compute efficiency by delivering up to nine times the performance of the HP DL980 G7, the current HP 8-socket x86 server.

With HP Integrity NonStop X, HP is extending the fully integrated, 100 percent fault-tolerant NonStop hardware and software to the industry-standard x86 architecture. This will enable customers to accelerate service delivery of workloads such as business processing, online transaction processing (OLTP) and large database environments.

To boost business performance, HP Integrity NonStop X scales online without any application outage to accommodate escalating transaction volume and supports business growth with up to 25 times increase in system interconnect capacity.  Additionally, it supports twice as many NonStop CPUs in a single enclosure to provide breakthrough efficiency while decreasing data centre footprint and cost.

Simplifying storage with unified, flash and backup solutions
"Complexity can be a major bottleneck to business expansion and IT innovation," said Phil Davis, vice president and general manager of HP storage, enterprise group, HP APJ. "The new midrange and flash storage innovations aim to simplify storage, as well as improve efficiency and performance."

The new storage solutions include HP 3PAR StoreServ systems and the HP 3PAR File Persona software.

According to HP, traditional unified storage solutions promise device consolidation but do so at the expense of real-world efficiency and performance. The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000c-series with 3PAR File Persona software overcomes these gaps with converged file and object-access alongside existing flash-optimised block storage, reducing data centre footprint by 66 percent.

HP 3PAR File Persona delivers Network File System, Common Internet File System and object access on new HP 3PAR StoreServ platforms.  It also helps boost utilisation and lower costs by moving storage-affinity related workloads -- such as data access, protection and analytics -- directly into the storage operating system and controller. Besides that, these new systems provide multi-protocol access to a single-shared capacity group for all workloads to enable unified storage.


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