UCS Advantage* is a limited time program that allows customers with qualified HP servers and blade chassis to refresh legacy equipment and get credit toward new Cisco UCS M3 Blade Servers and infrastructure.
UCS Advantage* is a limited time program that allows customers with qualified Cisco UCS M1/M2 and HP servers and blade chassis to refresh legacy equipment and get credit toward new Cisco UCS M3 Blade Servers and infrastructure.
Remove the unnecessary burdens of server management and provisioning with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), designed to support the full lifecycle of servers from initial deployment to ongoing management and service alerting.
The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success.
This paper examines enterprise adoption of blade servers in the US, UK and China; the benefits of blade server use; and the connection between enterprise data center management and agility goals and blade server use.
The market for blade servers is becoming ever more complex and diverse due to the convergence of related modular form factors, a fast-growing interest in fabric-based infrastructure and the influence of cloud computing on buying behavior.
Savvy IT professionals are finding that blade servers are less expensive than traditional rack servers for most new deployments, while also delivering improvements in agility, scalability and manageability.
Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers — while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of manageability, scalability and flexibility.
This white paper is focused on the design and architecture of an OCS 2007 environment in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. The document outlines a building block approach to deploying OCS on the HP BladeSystem and focuses on how the design decisions around levels of availability, scalability, and the OCS 2007 feature set impact the hardware that is deployed and the version of OCS that is used. The white paper also covers a brief overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications framework including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 and an overview of the HP BladeSystem architecture and how the HP BladeSystem can help lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 16, 2009
The Business Ready Configurations for Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic SAN, and VMware Infrastructure provides a detailed reference architecture for deploying and using VMware virtualization on Dell blades and iSCSI storage environments. The Dell PowerEdge M1000e supports the recently announced 11th generation Dell PowerEdge M610 and M710 blade servers based on the new Intel Xeon processors.
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