Press Release: December 15, 2011

HP Enables Organizations Worldwide to Expand Data Center Resources with HP POD

Flexible data center solution supports growth, maximizes efficiency, reduces costs across industries

PALO ALTO, Calif. --HPtoday announced that enterprises worldwide have chosen the HP Performance Optimized Data Center (POD) to quicklyexpanddata center resources while maximizing efficiency.

Based on HPConvergedInfrastructure, the HP POD enables clients to expandrapidlywhile addressing critical data center challenges related tospace,power and cost. HP’s modular data center offerings includethe HPPOD 20c, 40c and the 240a. Also referred to as the HPEcoPOD,the HP POD 240a delivers the most energy-efficientdesign, using 95percent less power than conventional data centers,and it can reduceinitial data center capital costs up to75percent.(1)

Localgovernmentsmaximize resources to achieve $6 million insavings

The City and County ofElPaso, Texas, needed to pool limited IT resources whilesupportinglong-term growth. El Paso chose an HP POD housing HPblade serversand storage to service the IT operations of lawenforcement, thejudicial system and administration, which provideservices to acombined population of more than800,000.(2)

HP designed the primarydatacenter in a 40-foot HP POD and redesigned the existingcountyfailover center, which consisted of aging Dell and EMChardware andsoftware. The deployed HP POD contains HP ProLiant BL460 servers for high efficiency andoffersthree-phase power to maximize the amount of energy that canbedelivered to each rack.

El Paso’s HP PODdeploymenthas resulted in taxpayer savings of nearly $6 millionbyeliminating service duplication and consolidatingITdepartments.(3) The municipalities receivedTexasAssociation of Counties Best Practices Award for Innovationand theCity-CountyCooperationAward recognition for forward thinking andcooperation in thislarge-scale IT deployment.

“The vision of both TheCityand County of El Paso is to promote technology and efficiencyforthe combined entities’ customer base,” said David Garcia,director,Information Technology and Project Oversight, El Paso County. “HPhascarefully assisted the City and County IT teams with theplanningand deployment of the HP POD to deliver modern andredundant datacenter facilities that benefit the taxpayer at largethrough betterpublic service delivery.”

Integratingbusinessunits onto a singular platform

SkodaPower,a leading provider of technology, products and servicesfor powergeneration based in Plzeň, Czech Republic, recentlydeployed a40-foot HP POD to boost computing performance and saveenergy.

When Skoda Power becameasubsidiary of Doosan, anindustrialfacilities company operating in 33 countries, the twocompaniesconsolidated their IT infrastructures into a singlesharedplatform. Skoda Power selected an HP POD to providerapid,cost-effective and flexible data center capacity thatisenergy-efficient and environmentally sustainable. Thewater-cooledHP POD consumes up to 40 percent less power thanalternativesolutions, decreasing operating expenses and deliveringincreasedpower capacity.(1)

Increasingcapacityto compete with HPC

A growing number ofresearchinstitutions are selecting the HP POD to drive their HPCoperationsforward with modular computing. To support a newsupercomputersystem as part of the Australian government’s $1.1billion SuperScience Initiative, scientific and researchorganization iVEC deployed an HPPOD 20c to fuelresearch in the radio astronomy, nanoscience,geoscience and otherleading computational communities.

“In order to serviceourcommunity effectively, we needed a facility that coulddelivermassive scale-up capabilities” said Andrew Rohl,executivedirector, iVEC. “HP’s POD technology will enableAustralianresearch organizations to compete on the global stage aswe furtherdevelopment of codes, techniques and best practicestosignificantly increase our compute capacity.”

Similarly, the UniversityofCalifornia, Los Angeles, extended its virtual HPC cluster tohouse1,500 compute nodes – the equivalent of 5,000 square feet. Asaresult, the university is currently saving nearly $198,000 peryearin power costs.(4)

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(1) Basedoninternal HP testing.

(2) Based on2010census reports.

(3) Basedonestimations by El Paso County.

(4) Basedonestimations by UCLA.

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