HP Eyes Up Virtualization and Big Data with Latest Data Center Tech

Hewlett Packard has launched a number of new server and storage products that it believes will help organizations meet future data center demands by enabling them to simplify their systems and speed up deployments.

By Sam Shead
Tue, December 10, 2013

Techworld — Hewlett Packard has launched a number of new server and storage products that it believes will help organizations meet future data center demands by enabling them to simplify their systems and speed up deployments.

The American IT giant revealed three integrated products at its Discover conference in Barcelona today that have been built under the recently-formed HP ConvergedSystem umbrella to handle specific workloads around virtualization, big data and hosted desktops.

Its HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualisation aims to help clients scale computing resources and comes with preconfigured, modular systems to support scalable resources for between 50 and 1,000 virtual machines.

HP also announced the ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica, designed for big data analytics, and the ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, which is based on the HP Moonshot processor-agnostic server architecture.

HP claimed ConvergedSystem builds on the expertise it has developed with its HP CloudSystem integrated system for building and managing clouds.

"In 12 years, virtualisation has gone from being tech that people were playing with in test and dev to being standard for running IT," said Tom Joyce, senior vice president of HP ConvergedSystems, while announcing the products.

On storage, HP said it is now offering a single more simplified approach to primary storage, data protection and retention.

It announced product updates to its HP StoreOnce Backup and HP StoreAll Archive systems, in addition to improvements for its HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, which it claimed will significantly reduce the price of flash arrays.

HP claims the latest version of StoreOnce Backup is far faster than its predecessors, while also offering improved security and greater automation.

HP also said it has improved its StoreAll Archive product so that it can simplify big data archive management and the movement of applications between public and private clouds. Meanwhile, a new StoreOnce Security Pack gives customers encryption capabilities and support for data shredding, to ensure data is securely erased when drives are disposed of.

All of these updates will be available worldwide from both HP and its authorised channel partners, the firm said.

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