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HP Expands Virtualization Capabilities of HP ProLiant Servers with Support of Industry-leading PartnersPALO ALTO, Calif., March 20, 2008
HP today announced technologies that integrate virtualization capabilities into the HP ProLiant server platform, allowing customers to rapidly and simply virtualize their server environments.
Called HP ProLiant iVirtualization, these technologies allow businesses of all sizes to lower costs, improve productivity and better allocate resources across their server infrastructures.
HP has joined with the industry’s largest virtualization vendors – VMware, Citrix and Microsoft – to develop these technologies, which integrate virtualization with a broad range of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem platforms.
iVirtualization is integrated directly into the ProLiant server using features that leverage customers’ existing server management tools. As such, when a server is powered on, it is automatically and immediately configured into a fully capable virtualization environment.
This enables companies to adopt virtualization with greater speed and simplicity. Moreover, by taking advantage of HP Insight Control, iVirtualization increases business agility, improves quality of service and streamlines infrastructure management.
“iVirtualization combines our industry-leading ProLiant servers with multiple virtualization technologies, then adds a high level of integration and management capabilities to deliver an unrivaled user experience,” said Scott Farrand, vice president, Industry Standard Server Software, HP. “By better managing their technology infrastructures and resources using virtualization, customers will have more time to focus on initiatives that impact their bottom line.”
HP offers a broad virtualization portfolio: from server-based offerings such as HP ProLiant iVirtualization, to infrastructure solutions such as HP Insight Control management software and HP Insight Dynamics - VSE, to HP Data Center Automation software that provides seamless management and automation of the complete lifecycle of virtual and physical environments.
The depth of complementary technologies from HP and its extensive collaboration with its partners allow customers to choose the right combination of virtualization solutions that best fits their specific business needs.
The HP ProLiant iVirtualization portfolio
HP ProLiant iVirtualization is designed for small to medium-size businesses as well as enterprise customers. Offerings include:
HP ProLiant iVirtualization management tools and availability
HP ProLiant iVirtualization works seamlessly with customers’ existing HP Insight Control management tools to reduce the time needed to install and configure a virtualized environment.
The following hardware management tools within the HP Insight Control portfolio have been enhanced to deliver greater manageability of servers with ProLiant iVirtualization:
Offerings within the HP ProLiant iVirtualization portfolio can be integrated with a server at HP’s factory before being shipped to a customer or it can be integrated with a server by an HP reseller partner. Customers also can choose from base-level functionality or enterprise capabilities, depending on their business needs.
HP ProLiant iVirtualization complements HP Insight Dynamics - VSE, which was previewed earlier this week. HP Insight Dynamics - VSE is advanced planning and management software that allows data center administrators to analyze and optimize physical and virtual resources across the entire infrastructure in the same way, bringing the benefits of virtualization to physical servers.
More information about HP’s virtualization portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/proliantvirtualization.
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