At the HP Discover event this week in Barcelona, HP (HPQ) outlined its vision for the data center of the future, with new hardware in its ConvergedSystem and ConvergedStorage portfolios. Citing Gartner research that says over the next five years, the average enterprise will see data capacities grow more than 800 percent, HP is positioning its new systems to help eliminate the complexity of the data center.
“The next generation of CIOs and CTOs will be at the center of their organization’s business strategy and relied upon to drive growth, accelerate innovation and manage risk,” said Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HP. “HP ConvergedSystem and HP Converged Storage offerings enable our customers to use technology to deliver business outcomes that drive their success, by creating 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.”
Engineered from the ground up, the new HP ConvergedSystem product line built on ConvergedInfrastructure's servers, storage, networking, software and services. It is comprised of ConvergedSystem for Virtualization, ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica big data analytics, and ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops. HP ConvergedSystem products also come with a unified support model from HP Proactive Care, providing clients with a single point of support for all system components, including partner software. HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization and HP ConvergedSystem for Hosted Desktops are currently available worldwide
HP has introduced enhancements to its Converged Storage portfolio, including HP StoreOnce Backup solutions, HP StoreAll Archive, and 3PAR StoreServ Storage. As a single architecture approach, HP hopes this next era of storage for a new style of IT gives a return on information, return on infrastructure, and a return on individuals. StoreOnce Backup will help manage exponential data growth, and perform up to 10 times faster recoveries than its closes competitors. StoreAll Archive helps organizations analyze big data from large-scale data repositories with simple, integrated search tools. HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage brings new levels of affordability at half the cost and lower response times for customers needing high-performance, flash-optimized storage solutions.