Whitepaper: Learn more about AMD and HP Innovative Solutions

by HP/AMDSep 04, 2012

For more than a decade, AMD and HP have collaborated to deliver a technology portfolio that grows more robust every year. The product line now features systems based on the entire family of AMD processors, including rack-mount servers, server blades, MicroServer, desktops, and notebooks.

Download this PDF for an overview of the HP ProLiant server portfolio based on AMD Opteron� processors. You'll learn which server options best address your prioroties, whether performance and scalability or power or budget efficiency.

Whitepaper: Tech Dossier:Transforming your database from a pain point to a power point

by HP/AMDAug 16, 2012

Despite making impressive strides in raw processing power and memory capacity in recent years, the servers charged with supporting databases and other business applications have struggled to keep pace with escalating database demands.

In this paper, sponsored by HP and AMD, you'll learn about the best solutions to take on the challenges posed by modern databases and how these tools deliver a balanced architecture, embedded intelligence and a wide range of capabilities.

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Whitepaper: Tech Dossier:Virtual Machines Find an Ideal Physical Home

by HP/AMDAug 13, 2012

Doing more with less isn't just a cliché to most IT managers. Companies expect their IT infrastructure to reduce costs even as it processes, stores and analyzes increasingly massive amounts of data, handles skyrocketing numbers of transactions dependably and delivers business value that makes the companies more agile, profitable and successful.

Read this paper, sponsored by HP and AMD, to learn how to tackle your toughest database and virtualization issues.

It discusses how HP ProLiant servers leverage high-count processors for superior virtualization efficiency and budget maximization.

HP ProLiant DL385p and BL465c Gen8 servers powered by AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors.

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Whitepaper: Delivering Value from the Network Edge to the Core

by HP/AMDNov 29, 2011

HP Thermal Logic represents a step forward in managing the energy consumption of today's data center. It plays a key role in the HP Data Center Smart Grid initiative to deliver an end-to-end portfolio of energy-efficient technologies reaching from the server to the entire datacenter.

Its holistic approach extends beyond simply squeezing additional energy efficiency out of individual servers or managing to specific benchmarks to include instead focusing on increasing the efficiency of the complete IT infrastructure, with an eye toward reducing the total amount of IT energy use.

Whitepaper: Optimizing Blade Servers for Virtualization: Improve IT Efficiency, Stop Server Sprawl

by HP/AMDNov 15, 2011

This Technology Spotlight discusses the changing nature of IT and how blade server technology combined with virtualization is becoming the foundation of the distributed IT environment.

IDC research shows that datacenter operational expenses now are larger than capital expenditure for IT equipment. The personnel costs associated with managing and maintaining server systems as well as operational costs related to power and cooling and underutilized resources have significantly taxed datacenter budgets.

Beyond capital and personnel costs, the energy expense necessary to operate a datacenter has risen sharply in recent years to the point that many datacenter managers consider power and cooling their number one challenge.

Energy is now a limiting factor for financial budgets and the expansion of IT capacity within existing datacenter facilities, especially in distributed environments.

Whitepaper: Blade Servers: Cost effective, Change-Ready Solution

by HP/AMDNov 15, 2011

Virtualization is a powerful technology that can reduce overall costs, decrease power consumption, footprint requirements and improve resource utilization.

Faced with complex data center operations, IT managers are finding it increasingly challenging to support business needs effectively and efficiently. Companies are rapidly moving to server virtualization - running multiple server OS instances on a single physical machine - because it's an ideal solution to the perennial problem of limited resources and server sprawl.

Whitepaper: Blade Servers: Easier Management, Better Power Usage and Quicker ROI

by HP/AMDNov 15, 2011

Learn how CIOs are embracing virtualization as a way to reduce overall costs, decrease power consumption and footprint requirements, and improve resource utilization.

Companies of all sizes are rapidly moving to server virtualization - running multiple server OS instances on a single physical machine - because it is an ideal solution to the perennial problem of limited resources and server sprawl in the data center.

Whitepaper: Improving Power and Cooling Efficiency in the Datacenter

by HP/AMDNov 15, 2011

HP has been a pioneer in incorporating technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for IT systems in the datacenter, with solutions designed to reduce server management costs, increase utilization, and improve power and cooling.

With the launch of its new Data Center Smart Grid in June 2010, HP is continuing to push the boundaries of what its technology can deliver. A central aspect of the Data Center Smart Grid is Thermal Logic, a holistic approach to improving power and cooling efficiency in the IT infrastructure, designed to help companies reduce energy consumption, reclaim unused datacenter capacity, and extend the life of their datacenter.

Whitepaper: Gaining Business Value and ROI with HP Insight Control

by HP/AMDNov 15, 2011

IT organizations are under tremendous pressure to generate competitive advantage by delivering reliable, cost-effective services to line-of-business units and end users alike. Recent economic conditions are driving CIOs and IT managers to optimize and maintain IT infrastructures while controlling costs and meeting service-level objectives for business-critical workloads.

These tasks are becoming even more challenging as infrastructures become increasingly complex due to trends such as multitier architectures, the rapid spread of server virtualization, and the movement toward adopting cloud architectures.

Business units demand innovative new projects to meet ever-changing needs while IT budgets continue to be squeezed. All too often, IT managers are being asked to cut spending or at best live with modest increases while facing spiraling costs for operational items such as power and cooling.

To deal with these challenges, IT management must constantly look for ways to recover and redirect operational spending by increasing staff productivity and efficiency, increasing the availability and utilization of infrastructure resources, and reducing the cost and difficulty of managing complexity in the data center.

One approach to achieving greater operational efficiency is the use of hardware and software management tools to help mitigate risk, lower costs, and accelerate growth. HP Insight Control server management is built upon HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) and is designed to improve IT staff efficiency, improve server uptime, and maximize server and facilities utilization.

Whitepaper: CIO: Powering up Virtualization with ProLiant G7 Scale-up Servers

by HP/AMDFeb 17, 2011

In a few short years, x86 server virtualization has gained universal recognition as an enabling technology for enterprises that want to increase efficiencies, lower operating costs and be infinitely agile. Many enterprise IT executives now realize that meeting the ever-intensifying demands of today�s always-on businesses means nothing short of virtualizing every nook and cranny of the IT infrastructure.

As such, enterprises have been gradually moving virtualization from test-anddevelopment starting points and into full production environments. On average, industry watchers believe enterprises have virtualized roughly 30 percent to 40 percent of their servers today.

But the pace is quickening, as enterprises now see virtualization as a crucial foundational technology for next-generation IT � i.e., cloud computing. Gartner numbers bear this out. At the end of 2009, the firm�s research showed that 18 percent of enterprise data-center workloads that could be virtualized had been virtualized. By the close of 2012, that number is expected to grow to more than 50 percent, Gartner says.