News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Gartner ranks Druva #1
in overall product rating for enterprise endpoint backup
for the second year in a row!
You are here: Home / Cloud Computing / HP Steps Up Its Data Center Hardware
Gartner's #1 for endpoint backup
HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers
HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers
By Barry Levine / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
DECEMBER
09
2013



Updated versions of HP's ConvergedSystem and Converged Storage offerings for virtualization, cloud and big data, provide faster implementation and lower costs that businesses need for the next generation of data centers, according to the company. The announcement comes on the eve of the company’s Discover conference for partners and users in Barcelona, Spain.

Citing a Gartner study that predicted data capacities for enterprises will grow over 800 percent in the next five years, HP said that companies need to streamline their deployments for virtualization and the cloud. This new style of IT, the company said, can eliminate IT complexity through such choices as adoption of the ConvergedSystem portfolio, which is designed specifically for virtualization, big data and hosted desktops.

HP said that these purpose-built packages can be up and running in as little as 20 days, from order to operations, and IT departments have to spend less time on systems design and integration. The company cited a projection by industry research firm IDC that indicated the spending on such optimized, pre-packaged converged systems will grow three times faster than the spending on traditional hardware and software for infrastructure.

‘Agile Pool of Resources’

The ConvergedSystem for Virtualization offers modules with 50 to 1000 virtual machines at what HP said was twice the performance, with an entry price 25 percent lower than competitive solutions. The ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica, the analytics software HP bought in 2011, is said to provide 50 to 1000 times the performance of comparable traditional data warehouses, at a cost that is 70 percent lower per terabyte, and it can be used with either the Microsoft or the VMware hypervisor.

HP said that the PC-on-a-chip ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops has graphics performance that is six times faster and 44 percent lower than the competition in total cost of ownership. The StoreOnce Backup, StoreAll Archive and 3PAR StoreServ Storage similarly offer what the company said was greater backup performance at lower costs. There is also a unified support in the form of HP Proactive Care for ConvergedSystem products, which services third-party partner software as well as HP’s products.

Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager of HP’s Enterprise Group, said in a statement that the ConvergedSystem and Converged Storage product groups create “an agile pool of resources that can deploy quickly, accelerate results and transform an organization’s most valuable asset -- its data -- into actionable competitive insight.”

‘Same General Direction’

Charles King, an analyst with Pund-IT, said that HP’s converged systems head “in the same general direction as its competitors IBM, Dell and Oracle” in providing pre-packaged, highly integrated, more powerful but cost-efficient systems that are optimized for specific purposes or applications. As examples, he pointed to IBM’s Flex System virtualization package or its application-specific PureSystems. The Vertica package, he said, could be compared to similar offerings by Oracle for Exadata.

He added that this is a “kind of ‘we’re in this, too’ announcement for HP,” and builds on the fact that the company’s enterprise division shows its “most positive revenues.”

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Protect 100% of your Data The prevalence of laptops and mobile devices in the enterprise makes corporate data increasingly vulnerable to loss and breach. And yet, workforce productivity is now inextricably linked to mobility. Click here to access the white paper "Top 10 Endpoint Backup Mistakes" to learn more about how to confidently protect data across platforms and devices while also providing features designed to enhance the end user experience.
MORE IN CLOUD COMPUTING
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Russian Gang with Stolen IDs Hacks Hosting Company
In August, a Russian cyber gang obtained what researchers called “the largest cache of stolen data." Now, those hackers may be putting their ill-gotten gains to criminal use.
 
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Known for its hot fries and soft-serve ice cream, Dairy Queen just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
AMD's New FX Series CPU Breaks Processing Speed Record
The new FX-8370 processor from Advanced Micro Devices has set a record for silicon processor speed, the company announced. Overclocked, the eight-core chip was measured at 8722.78 MHz.
 
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Rumor Mill Puts Mobile Wallet in iPhone 6
Apple is moving toward the mobile wallet world with its next iPhone. The tech giant has partnered with retailers, banks and major payment networks to make it happen, according to Bloomberg.
 
Will iPhone Finally Catch Up with NFC Mobile Payment Ability?
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 
Visual Search To Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech | Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.