March 17, 2008 - HP announced a set of products and services designed to help customers transform their data centers from a standalone collection of physical assets into a virtual and adaptive infrastructure for changing business needs.
In a study conducted on behalf of HP, HP 2008 Data Center Transformation Survey, research showed that more than one-third of CIOs believe that in two to five years their data centers will be unable to meet the rapidly growing demand for business services and applications.
Coupled with HPs current systems, storage, software and services, the new products and services make up the HP Data Center Transformation portfolio, which helps enterprises to manage and transform their data centers.
HP infrastructure additions include new services and an HP ProLiant server. New services include:
- Critical facilities services. As a result of its February acquisition of EYP Mission Critical Facilities, HP is expanding its Data Center Services offering with three new critical facilities services focused on consulting, design and assurance. The services help customers create scalable facilities that reduce the cost of data center operations.
- Data center consolidation services. These include design, transition and support services to help customers reduce the number of their facilities.
- Data center virtualization services. The HP virtualization portfolio is enhanced with new design, support and education services to create a virtual infrastructure from their physical technology assets.
- ProLiant DL785 G5 server. It is a powerful and scalable eight-socket x86 server based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor technology.
- HP Insight dynamics - VSE. This is software to analyze and optimize physical and virtual resources in the same way. The software helps customers extend the life of their data centers with advanced energy-aware capacity planning. HP Insight Dynamics - VSE will support multivendor hypervisor technologies and can reduce costs of common data center tasks by as much as 40 percent.
- Operations orchestration enhancements. New integrations extend comprehensive automation across all physical and virtual infrastructures. By automating manual and error-prone processes across clients, applications, servers, networks, and storage, these integrations help customers better manage and automate business services. Additionally, these enhancements help customers reduce labor costs, increase service availability and meet compliance requirements by providing auditable, standardized processes.
- Adaptive infrastructure as a service (AIaaS). HP AIaaS offers customers access to HP owned and managed data centers that deliver an optimized platform for Microsoft Exchange, SAP applications and other critical business applications. Within a matter of hours, customers can access additional computing power to meet their needs.
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