Customers across all industries are transitioning to the 3rd Platform, where IT organizations are seeking to leverage mobile, social, cloud, and big data solutions to drive business value. At the same time, the pace at which the business operates is continually accelerating.
Remove the unnecessary burdens of server management and provisioning with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), designed to support the full lifecycle of servers from initial deployment to ongoing management and service alerting.
The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success.
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).
The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability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.
This paper outlines a ready-made solution that delivers comprehensive infrastructure optimization in accordance with Microsoft’s APO model. Using HP PolyServe software in conjunction with HP BladeSystem c-Class products and Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition, organizations can attain Dynamic Infrastructure capabilities while reducing server counts by 50%, decreasing configuration and management time by up to 75%, and providing high availability to all servers and SQL Server-based applications.
Snapfish is the world's No. 1 online photo service, with more than 60 million members in 20 countries and more than 5 billion unique photos stored online. Its previous storage infrastructure was not able to meet Snapfish's existing and future needs. The company was looking for a storage solution that would offer extreme scalability, flexibility, reliability, improve performance, balance performance and capacity with affordability, and meet its business needs for partnering. Read this case study to learn how Snapfish built and has maintained a highly scalable, affordable, high-performance storage architecture that has kept up with customer demand.
Designed for CIOs, IT managers, data center managers and grid computing architects seeking to improve performance, SAS Grid Computing on the HP BladeSystem. C-Class helps accelerate growth and mitigate risks with a simplified, consolidated infrastructure that’s agile enough to efficiently handle change. SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem can lower costs through automation, virtualization and improved IT efficiency. Download HP's "Quick Sizing Guide for SAS Grid running on HP BladeSystem and EVA Storage" to learn more about the equipment needs to deploy SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem.
In the real world, IT must combine hardware, software, and technologies from multiple vendors to solve business problems. 3cV is the combination of HP 3PAR Utility Storage with HP BladeSystem. Find out more in this white paper.
Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
Clients setting up smaller offices want to invest in the same type of technology as their larger competitors. Larger clients setting up remote branches need compute power not only at their head office, but also at distributed locations where key decisions that impact the local operation are made.This white paper compares the IBM BladeCenter S offering to the HP c3000 offering and articulates why IBM BladeCenter S is the best choice for small blade chassis platforms.
By doing more with less, you can realize savings and reduce complexity at the same time. IBM BladeCenter is a complete, compact and integrated system designed to simplify IT in small and mid-sized offices and distributed environments. It's packed with energy-saving features that lower operating costs and it's flexible enough to grow with your business.
Learn about the features and options of the IBM BladeCenter and see why it's the right choice for your diverse business needs.
This report presents the results of tests conducted by Edison Group to compare the power consumption of the IBM BladeCenter blade server system with a comparable BladeSystem blade server configuration from HP. It provides background, configuration details, and methodology by which Edison reached its conclusion: that IBM BladeCenter H requires nearly 10 percent less power than the equivalently configured HP BladeSystem c7000.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
There are probably as many approaches to data protection and disaster recovery as there are types of disasters that might befall your datacenter. Figuring out which approach is best for your datacenter—from a technical, operational and financial outlook—is enough to keep a responsible manager like you up at night. Download this paper to learn about the proven, flexible solution that prepares your data to survive and recover from almost any calamity, from HP and VMware.