Press Release: 09. September 2010

HP Delivers Simplified Virtualization Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses

ASIA PACIFIC, September 9, 2010 – HP todayannounced solutions to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs)maximize IT resource efficiency and increase business productivityby simplifying the path to virtualization.

The new solutions help SMBs increase agility,speed disaster recovery and reduce costs in new or existingvirtualized environments. 

  • HP Insight with Microsoft System Center Essentials2010(1)enables SMBs that have already implemented virtualization tofurther simplify management with a common tool. This reducescomplexity and overhead costs. Through one console, ITadministrators can streamline all elements of physical and virtualdevice management such as hardware, operating system andapplication monitoring. In addition, the device offers SMBs easysoftware, driver and firmware updates as well as deployments.Through the tool, organizations can also create, place and migratevirtual machines.
  • HP intends to extend this solution over time to include HPBusiness Technology Optimization (BTO) SiteScope agentless softwareso clients can easily manage non-Microsoft operating systems,hypervisors and applications.
  • HP P4000 Virtual SANAppliance(VSA)(2) software providesshared storage with high availability for virtual servers. Itoffers scalability, data protection, remote replication anddisaster recovery capabilities to clients who have virtualizedtheir server infrastructures and are looking for a cost-effective,easy way to add shared storage. The P4000 VSA leverages clients’existing IT resources by using multiple servers’ direct-attacheddisk storage and converting it into a SAN that can be used by anyserver on the network. The HP P4000 VSA features integration withMicrosoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), which takes snapshotsof the data for backup and recovery. It also provides investmentprotection by seamlessly scaling to a P4000 physical SAN solutionas business needs grow.
  • HP Virtualization Smart Bundles withMicrosoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2(3) simplify deployment for SMBs who areconsidering virtualization for their physical servers and storage.The bundles consist of an optimized combination of servers,internal or external storage, as well as optional HP networkingcomponents. They deliver complete virtualization environments thatfit clients’ budget constraints and high-availability requirements.With the bundles, clients can avoid complicated configurationdecisions. 
  • HP will provide support services for HP Insight withSystems Center Essentials 2010, enabling SMBs to manage virtual and physicalresources with consistent processes.

"Smalland midsize businesses are looking for new virtual solutions thatoffer greater simplicity and increased productivity withoutadditional costs," Stephen Bovis, Vice President and GeneralManager, Industry Standard Servers, HP Asia Pacific and Japan."With HP’s new virtual SAN appliance support for Microsoft Hyper-Vand enhanced management integration between HP and Microsoftofferings, clients can deploy and manage technology while they stayfocused on their business."

"We’rehelping small and midsized organizations adopt technology thathelps optimize IT productivity so employees can be more productiveand drive growth," said Garth Fort, general manager, Management andSecurity Division, Microsoft Corp. "Together we’re deliveringeasy-to-use solutions that help reduce energy consumption, IT laborand hardware costs, and streamline control of physical and virtualdesktops and servers."

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  1. HP Insight with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010will be available in APJ at the end of 2010  
  2. Currently available in APJ
  3. Currently available in APJ

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