This whitepaper describes the HP BladeSystem Matrix solution, with a focus on how the solution delivers shared IT infrastructure services—improving the speed and reliability of service delivery while increasing IT efficiency and lowering associated costs. The paper includes a discussion of key architectural concepts and enabling technologies, as well as a brief overview of the purchase process.
HP BladeSystem Matrix is a complete solution implementing the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy. It is based on a shared services model, using pools of compute, storage, and network resources. Matrix integrates proven technologies to provide a complete platform upon which infrastructure services can be readily provisioned and adjusted to meet changing business demands. The Matrix solution is designed to be easily purchased, quickly deployed, and to integrate seamlessly into existing environments.
This document is intended for IT architects and directors and other readers who are familiar with current HP BladeSystem offerings and existing server virtualization technology. The content should assist IT architects and directors who have an interest in understanding how BladeSystem Matrix might benefit their IT environments with more flexible, efficient use of physical and virtual IT resources.
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