Virtualization with HP and VMware Solution Guide for Midsize Businesses
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Overview: Virtualization technology can help midsize businesses reduce costs, mitigate risks, and accelerate growth. HP and VMware solutions make virtualization easier for midsized companies to embrace virtualization—enabling organizations such as yours to reduce complexity and downtime. Let’s discuss some of the technology offerings that help us do just that, and then can take you through three common scenarios to show you how the typical virtualization deployment plays out and how the companies embracing it are benefitting.
VMware ESXi is a next-generation thin architecture, which provides an efficient foundation for building a dynamic, automated infrastructure. HP has enabled integration of VMware ESXi into ProLiant servers—along with powerful HP management software—to enable fast and straightforward deployment, proactive hardware monitoring, and consolidated lifecycle management with server firmware upgrades. The basic capabilities of VMware ESXi are available using a free license, and then upgraded as needed to a fully functioning virtual infrastructure.
Customers have the choice of deploying ESXi either with select flash media devices or a quick copy onto the hard drive. It takes just minutes to implement a virtualized environment. This innovative way of distributing virtualization technology removes time-consuming installation steps and simplifies host configuration. HP ProLiant iVirtualization leverages core ProLiant technologies such as ProLiant Onboard Administrator, while supporting a broad range of industry-leading HP ProLiant servers.