In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
The objective of this white paper is to provide IT executives and UNIX subject matter experts (SMEs) with a high level comparison of the UNIX virtualization offerings from HP for Integrity and HP-UX1 vs. IBM for Power and AIX.
To assist in making a balanced comparison, this paper provides:
- A high-level, feature-to-feature comparison of key areas of virtualization and virtualization management.
- Modular table-based comparisons.
- Information from publicly available resources.
This IDC white paper describes the challenges associated with managing the growing complexity of IT infrastructures, with a focus on support services for the enterprise. It highlights the important role of support services in maximizing system performance and minimizing downtime. The paper also examines the HP Insight Online, HP Insight Remote Support, and HP Proactive Care service offerings, specifically for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers featuring Intel Xeon technologies — including an analysis of the return on investment (ROI) from these programs for existing HP customers.
This paper summarizes and evaluates the prevalence and efficacy of data center virtualization deployments, as well as the hardware that supports them. The conclusions drawn from this report are based on analysis of both quantitative market research and two qualitative interviews with a CIO and CTO in healthcare and finance, respectively. Each customer, referred to ESG by Hewlett-Packard (HP), had extensive experience deploying both server and desktop virtualization. The goal of the study was to determine the IT and business drivers to adoption of virtual technologies, the expected and realized benefits, ensuing infrastructure decisions,future outlook of the data center, and best practices for deployment.
Read this case study to learn how GMO Media achieved a significant reduction in the implementation period of a service development environment using a private cloud. HP Converged Infrastructure and private cloud built on HP ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Blades and open-source software (OSS) with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) enables speed and supports business growth.
While virtualization is delivering clear benefits to multiple areas of IT, organizations need to start thinking about it holistically to serve business needs. Learn more about maximizing the value of your virtualization IT environment with this CIO.com eBook.
With the gaining popularity of virtualization in today’s enterprise data centers, you need a virtual security solution that allows you to confidently adopt virtualization throughout your data center without compromising on your existing security postures.
This paper examines historical concerns about Linux virtualization, and assesses why, when, and how enterprises can safely virtualize their critical Linux workloads. We also review a Linux virtualization solution that meets enterprise needs -- the powerful combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and HP ProLiant Servers.
The workplace is changing rapidly to accommodate mobile and flexible work styles, as employees expect the same computing experience when working remotely as they get in the office. And those expectations are rising rapidly among all employees — not just in the executive hallways or engineering labs. To discover more about mobile work styles and client virtualization trends in today’s enterprises, Citrix Systems and HP commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey IT decision-makers in North America, Europe, and Asia for this Technology Adoption Profile (TAP). Coupled with Forrester’s existing Forrsights data, we found that IT is turning to client virtualization to manage the growing complexity that BYOD programs and mobility initiatives have created and is embracing end-to-end solutions to overcome the toughest client virtualization challenges concerning cost, performance, scalability, and security.
The objective of this white paper is to provide IT executives and UNIX subject matter experts (SMEs) with a high level comparison of the UNIX virtualization offerings from HP for Integrity and HP-UX1 vs. IBM for Power and AIX. To assist in making a balanced comparison, this paper provides a high-level, feature-to-feature comparison of key areas of virtualization and virtualization management as well as modular table-based comparisons. Final this paper will examine information from publicly available resources.
HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft is designed to provide a scalable, high-performance integrated infrastructure optimized for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V. Designed and built according to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture, HP Virtual System for Microsoft comes standard with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (which includes Hyper-V) and is designed to deliver top performance for a wide range of virtualized applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. This paper will focus on ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discreet, non-integrated compute, storage, network, and management components.
In this white paper, Stratecast explores the relationship between hardware and software components in delivering a high-performing cloud environment. We present a list of questions to guide the reader in evaluating the offers of different cloud providers. Finally, we consider HP integrated solutions (hardware tuned to service automation platforms) as an effective choice for building a high-performance cloud environment.
This paper examines how seven enterprise and midsize companies spanning the equipment rental, healthcare, retail, research, and telecommunications (service provider) industries were able to reduce their annual IT cost to deliver compute services by 58% by migrating to a blade platform.
This report will explain what virtualization is, and highlight how it is optimizing the performance, both from an IT and business perspective across servers, storage and end user desktops. This report will define how top performing companies gain business advantages from virtualization technologies and outline key changes that must take place for C-Level managers to gain the fruits of the new IT.
This paper summarizes and evaluates the prevalence and efficacy of data center virtualization deployments, as well as the hardware that supports them. The conclusions drawn from this report are based on analysis of both quantitative market research and two qualitative interviews with a CIO and CTO in healthcare and finance, respectively. Each customer, referred to ESG by Hewlett-Packard (HP), had extensive experience deploying both server and desktop virtualization. The goal of the study was to determine the IT and business drivers to adoption of virtualization technologies, the expected and realized benefits, ensuing infrastructure decisions, future outlook of the data center, and best practices for deployment.
It is very clear that datacenter managers need, in addition to server virtualization, the virtualization, pooling, and management of all the other resources that interoperate with their VMs. They require virtualized network interconnects and storage. They also need the tools to manage and automate these converged IT assets as an integrated datacenter system.
This more agile system is the key to enabling the shift to a cloud-based infrastructure IT delivery model. Solution providers like HP are now addressing the need for more optimized and agile IT solutions. They are delivering virtualized storage, virtual application network (VAN) infrastructure, and the orchestration software to manage and automate all these ingredients as a single system. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Between increased use of server virtualization, the dynamic proliferation of private cloud, the ever-growing unstructured data pool, and the advent of “big data,” organizational data is going to continue to grow. Learn more about what HP has in store
This Evaluator Group report discusses the performance and high availability findings from the product testing done on the HP B6200 StoreOnce Backup System w/ Catalyst Software and compares it against industry competitors.
This paper looks at the benefits to be realized in the combined scenario of HP StoreOnce appliances being used with HP’s own Data Protector 7 backup software while considering the topic of “where” the deduplication occurs.
The early days of the de-duplication target market could be characterized as the Wild West, with a slew of start-ups shooting it out in an emerging market with tremendous potential. HP has a good chance of joining the ranks of IBM and EMC.
With an unprecedented set of smart innovations, HP BladeSystem - including the new HP ProLiant Gen8 server family - provides the foundation of a self-aware and intelligent converged infrastructure. Read on to learn 8 steps to building a blade system.
This white paper explains how you can unleash the full potential of mobility-greater productivity, flexibility, and better economics-by unifying secure device access, user authentication, provisioning, and management.
This white paper on cloud computing, sponsored by HP and Intel®, separates fact from fiction, reality from myth, and, in doing so, will aide senior IT executives as they make decisions around cloud computing.
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