This white paper is focused on the design and architecture of an OCS 2007 environment in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. The document outlines a building block approach to deploying OCS on the HP BladeSystem and focuses on how the design decisions around levels of availability, scalability, and the OCS 2007 feature set impact the hardware that is deployed and the version of OCS that is used. The white paper also covers a brief overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications framework including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 and an overview of the HP BladeSystem architecture and how the HP BladeSystem can help lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 16, 2009
The Business Ready Configurations for Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic SAN, and VMware Infrastructure provides a detailed reference architecture for deploying and using VMware virtualization on Dell blades and iSCSI storage environments. The Dell PowerEdge M1000e supports the recently announced 11th generation Dell PowerEdge M610 and M710 blade servers based on the new Intel Xeon processors.
Veritas' NetBackup software has long been a favorite for data protection in the enterprise, and is now fully integrated with the market-leading all-flash data storage platform: Pure Storage. NetBackup leverages the FlashArray API for fast and simple snapshot management, and protection copies can be stored on FlashBlade for rapid restores and consolidation of file and object storage tiers. This webinar features architecture overviews as well as 2 live demo's on the aforementioned integration points.
Even with increased start-up costs, higher-end processors can offer a lower TCO thanks to better performance. This white paper shows detailed comparisons between higher- and lower-end servers with surprising results—including a 42% lower TCO and 87% faster performance for the higher-end processor.
Live migration is essential for a dynamic data center environment. But until now, it's been impossible between different generations of processors. Intel IT and End User Platform Integration have done so successfully with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration. This white paper explains how.
Two years ago Clabby Analytics wrote a report that evaluated Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and revealed shortcomings in the UCS design, stating that Cisco blade environments are “good enough” computing environment. Since then Cisco made improvements to their system design, but the blade market didn’t stand still waiting for them to catch up as IBM announced a new system design: the IBM Flex System. Continue on to this new assessment from Clabby Analytics that compares Cisco’s UCS blade server offering to IBM Flex System’s in a soup-to-nuts evaluation. Also find out how these two major players compare to the competitors in the blade marketplace.
IBM Flex System is quite simply the best blade offering on the market. The rest of this document explains briefly how and why IBM Flex System outperforms mere blade systems IBM Flex. It illustrates the combination of capabilities that Flex System solutions offer and blade systems from HP, Dell, Cisco and, yes, even IBM BladeCenter®, can’t.
In this Research Report, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at IBM’s Flex System converged architecture. The new Flex System’s advanced blade offering shines compared to its closest rival: traditional blade architecture. Flex System offers superior manageability, faster communications, more storage capacity (using up to eight internal solid state drives [SSDs] per compute node) and better storage management — as well as broader/better physical/virtual system management — than all of today’s leading blade competitors.
Every ten to fifteen years, the types of workloads servers host swiftly shift. This happened with the first single-mission mainframes and today, as disruptive technologies appear in the form of big data, cloud, mobility and security. When such a shift occurs, legacy servers rapidly become obsolete, dragging down enterprise productivity and agility. Fortunately, each new server shift also brings its own suite of enabling technologies, which deliver new economies of scale and entire new computational approaches.
In this interview, long-time IT technologist Mel Beckman talks to HP Server CTO for ISS Americas Tim Golden about his take on the latest server shift, innovative enabling technologies such as software-defined everything, and the benefit of a unified management architecture. Tim discusses key new compute technologies such as HP Moonshot, HP BladeSystem, HP OneView and HP Apollo, as well as the superiority of open standards over proprietary architectures for scalable, cost-effect