CIOs and IT professionals know that as their businesses grow, the need for computing also grows, making it necessary to add servers to existing environments. While this process can be time consuming and potentially complicated, it doesn't have to be.
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.
Learn how SARCOM, a leading IT services provider, used a virtualized HP-based SAN infrastructure linked to server blades, with point-in-time replication (full data set snapclones) and backup to tape libraries to improve storage performance, flexibility, and reliability while reducing costs and protecting data.
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.
Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.
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.
This white paper covers all the factors that comprise an ROI model for comparing blades to rack servers, including power usage, cabling, software licensing and maintenance. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how blades can help you save on the TCO.
With an unprecedented set of smart innovations, HP BladeSystem - including the new HP ProLiant Gen8 server family - provides the foundation of a self-aware and intelligent converged infrastructure. Read on to learn 8 steps to building a blade system.
IDC Spotlight paper.
Seeking the business benefits generated by private cloud and to free themselves from the rigid silos of traditional IT infrastructures, organizations are turning to an approach that extends virtualization to all compute, network, and storage resources in their datacenters.