HP announced enhanced integration of new VMware software within HP’s Converged Infrastructure, delivering industry-first capabilities that will accelerate the path to an open, hybrid cloud environment for customers.
“Enterprises don’t want cloud deployments that require rip-and-replace efforts, but rather want them to evolve from where IT is today to where it is going,” says Manoj Bhoola, HP South Africa Country Manager for Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking.
“HP Converged Infrastructure delivers integration with VMware across servers, storage, networking and clients, while also providing turnkey solutions with a common architecture, management and security framework.”
VMware integration across the HP Converged Infrastructure
Virtualisation, an ingredient of many cloud deployments, requires optimised server, storage and network platforms to maximize performance, scalability and reliability.
“VMware and HP have benefitted from a 10-year relationship that spans the complete IT infrastructure stack, collaborating to deliver numerous integrated solutions that extend the value of VMware virtualisation deployments,” says Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances at VMware.
“HP’s commitment to support VMware’s new cloud infrastructure suite is another significant step forward in helping provide joint customers with a pragmatic path to cloud computing.”
Unified security and management
Ensuring quality of service, consistent security policies and network performance in a cloud environment as shared resources are reallocated to respond to opportunities can be challenging.
Transform virtualisation investments into heterogeneous hybrid clouds
Clouds must offer heterogeneous support for any application from any source. This open architecture allows organisations to leverage investments in hardware, virtualisation technologies and applications. HP offers solutions that enable clients to manage server, storage, networking and client hardware from multiple vendors via a unified management experience.