Blogger Reality Contest Week #2 overview
This was the 2nd week on the Blogger Reality Contest and HP delivered a webinar on their HP Converged Systems, the presenters were Kristy Ward & Jeff Kenyon from HP ESSN Alliances Solutions group.
The major difference with HP’s offerings is that it supports multiple hypervisors. I can say from a virtualization stand point this is a huge selling point over the competition. In recent weeks it has been brought up multiple times with me about Citrix running on VMware, or a conversation about Hyper-V. Just Saturday, while attending a BBQ, vBlock was the topic of discussion. Now being fresh off the webinar presentation I threw out the information of HP’s Converged Systems with the ability to run any hypervisor. This solidified the major impact of that feature.
Being able to utilize any virtualization technology with-in your infrastructure is a great way to stay fluid. You are able to change as your business needs change. Today Hyper-V tomorrow VMware, utilizing HP’s offerings currently available; can make a CFO happy with the ROI.
HP Converged Systems
HP’s converged systems, offers a range of solutions to help business that are virtualizing and headed to the cloud.
- HP VirtualSystem– HP’s stepping stone to CloudSystem. Simple virtualization that is optimized for running in a virtual environment.
- HP CloudSystem– HP’s Cloud solution allowing you to put your apps & services at your fingertips.
- Hp AppSystems– HP’s business intelligence portfolio
HP engineers have developed a system which is optimized for virtual environments. With 2x the memory and optimized storage; security is also a factor offering vm-vm , vm-physical traffic inspection. Find that one of the three available models is not enough? Simply run the Cloud Start upgrade application and it will help make converting to a HP CloudSystem a breeze.
- Proliant Rack mount
- Up to 8 physical nodes
- Storage: P4000 series
- Scales up to 750 vm’s
- HP Blade system
- Up to 26 server nodes
- Storage: P4800 series
- Scales up to 2500 vm’s
- HP Blade system
- Up to 64 server nodes
- Storage: 3Par utility storage
- Scales up to 6,000 vm’s
Please be sure to read the link below from Tech Talk with Phillip Sellers who goes more into detail on some of these systems.
You can find more detailed information here
In an ever growing world of “need it now with less” approach, has really pushed innovation. IT Departments like business needs are ever changing. HP is trying to tip the scale by offering a solution that can work now, and have room to grow.
Check the following links to find some great information pertaining to HP’s Virtual System and the use of them on other Hypervisors.