HP and Converged Infrastructure

November 4th, 2009 at 1:41 AM  3 Comments

HP_logoHP is announcing  today HP Converged Infastructure, a group of new and revitalized HP products that will revolutionize the way IT looks at their datacenter solutions.  This virtualized collection of network, storage and shared servers can be virtualy allocated to meet the growing needs of the business faster and easier than ever before.

The HP Converged Infastructure consists of four major platforms.  HP Infrastructure Operating Environment, HP FlexFabric, HP Virtual Resource Pools and HP Datacenter Smart Grid.

TechVirtuoso was able to speak to Lee Johns on a conference call earlier today about the Storage Works products that would fall under the HP Virtual Resource Pools category.  The three products that the call focused on were the HP StorageWorks X9000 Network Storage System FamilyHP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform v3.0 andHP StorageWorks Cluster Extension EVA software with Microsoft Hyper-V Live Migration.

The HP StorageWorks X9000 family leverages technology from the aquisition of IBRIX and can scale up to 16 PetaBytes.  HP is planning on an inital release of three revisions from the X9000 family available for shipment November 16th for as low as $1.50 a GB.  The X9000 family includes the X9300 Network Storage Gateway; a 2 unit rack mount solution that brings scale out services to HP or 3rd Party arrays or sans, the X9320 Network Storage System; a highly available scale-out storage solution and the X9720 Network Storage System which will serve and store hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of file based data.  The X9720 will ship on January 4th.

The HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform v3.0 (or just SVSP v3) allows IT to simplify management of HP and 3rd party SAN devices.  V3 brings some major improvements to the platform including simplifing the creation of LUNS.  SVSP V3 is currently available starting at $31,032 for an entry 1 terabyte configuration which includes the hardware and the SVSP VM license.

The HP StorageWorks Cluster Extension EVA software with Microsoft Hyper-V Live Migration is a new product which will give a high availability solution to Hyper-V users currently utilizing multiple EVA units.  It will allow for auto-failover of  application services as well as read and write enabling of remotely mirrored mir-range storage over your MAN.  The HP StorageWorks Cluster Extension EVA software with Microsoft Hyper-V Live Migration will be available on November 25th for a U.S. list price of $5280.

Note:  Some links may not work until HP officially announces these products.  They are scheduled to release the announcement at 9:00AM 11/4/2009.

HP StorageWorks Tech Day 2009, Day 1 includes HP Total Care expansion announcements

September 29th, 2009 at 10:08 AM  1 Comment

HP_logoDuring their StorageWorks Tech Day 2009 event being held in Colorado, HP announced the details of several new additions that expand the HP Total Care solution line. HP Total Care provides a host of resources offered by HP Authorized Partners, and includes services, tips and tools such as financing, drivers & downloads, free online classes, support, and recycling, all focused on promoting growth and management resources to SMB’s.

“By investing in new IT solutions now, SMBs will be in a stronger position to seize growth opportunities and thrive as the economy rebounds,” said Kathy Chou, vice president, Worldwide Small and Midsize Business Strategy, HP. “With today’s announcement, HP continues to enrich its Total Care offerings to meet the evolving needs of our SMB customers.”

“AMI has surveyed thousands of SMBs in over a dozen countries over the last four quarters, and noted that the current economy has greatly changed the way they purchase technology products and services,” said Anil Miglani, senior vice president, AMI-Partners. “As we exit the global recession, SMBs will try to protect their existing technology investments while making new investments to grow their business and strengthen customer relationships. HP is well-prepared to help SMB customers achieve this balanced growth through its comprehensive Total Care portfolio.”