HP announces VirtualSystem for VMWare

HP today announced HP VirtualSystem for VMware, an optimised, turnkey solution that gives organisations a virtualised infrastructure that speeds implementation and provides a foundation for cloud computing

August 30, 2011

As virtualisation has gained adoption, multi-tier network architectures, virtual sprawl, inflexible storage, unpredictable workloads and security concerns have increased complexity and limited broad deployment. To help midsize to large organisations address these challenges, HP VirtualSystem for VMware includes virtualised HP Networking solutions, HP Converged Storage, HP BladeSystem servers, HP Insight software with on-site installation services.

Built on HP Converged Infrastructure, HP VirtualSystem features architectural innovations and services that help eliminate virtualisation complexity, consolidate IT infrastructure and improve performance, enabling clients to:

  • Accelerate virtual machine mobility by up to 40 percent while doubling throughput and reducing network recovery time by more than 500 times with the new HP FlexFabric virtualised networking solution;
  • Cut capacity requirements by 50 percent, double virtual machine density, and speed deployment with HP LeftHand and HP 3PAR Storage Systems;
  • Improve virtual server operations with HP Insight Control for VMware vCentre Server, which alerts IT administrators and allows for remote troubleshooting and management;
  • Align virtualisation strategy and investments to business goals with consulting, planning, preintegration, deployment and support services from HP Technology Services and HP ServiceONE partners.

“Virtualisation has become mainstream for clients, but there are obstacles to broad deployment,” said Frank van Rees, MD and Enterprise Business Lead, HP South Africa. “With HP VirtualSystem for VMware, clients can simplify and scale their virtualisation deployments to provide a clear path to the cloud.”

“Companies need solutions that enable them to move from siloed stacks of infrastructure to pools of technology resources that can be shared and delivered as application services in real time,” said Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “HP VirtualSystem for VMware helps customers streamline their virtualisation projects today and transition to cloud computing in the future.”

Rapid time to revenue for channel partners

HP VirtualSystem is modular and easily optimised for midsize businesses, helping channel partners to sell and speed time to value. HP VirtualSystem for VMware offers partners faster time to revenue via streamlined and simplified solution sales and delivery of HP-optimised VMware solutions.

In addition to delivering HP VirtualSystem for VMware solutions, partners can customise HP Virtualisation Smart Bundles. These are optimised configurations that deliver predictable performance and reduce complexity with modular components to add performance and capacity as needed.

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