HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers

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 companyEUs 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.

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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,...

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