December 1990- This book is intended to provide a practical, intriguing, and fresh look at the PostScript programming language.
November 2008- With blade servers, a single rack of equipment can easily produce dozens of power cords to manage—and an appetite for 20+ kW of reliable power. Learn how enclosure-based power distribution units streamline the power architecture and support blade power requirements.
October 2008- Get a working definition of cloud computing, get tips to choosing the right cloud computing platform for your business, and learn the advantages of the VMware vCloud solution.
September 2008- Your IT, networking and telecom systems consume more power than ever. A typical rack or wiring closet of equipment used to consume about 1.7 kW or 2 kW. A few years ago, that would have been high; it would be minimal today. For example, a rack full of Cisco Catalyst 6513 networking equipment consumes 8 kW. A rack of HP Proliant DL145 1U servers consumes 12 kW. Fill that rack with HP blade systems, and now power consumption more than ...
September 2008- These days, a single rack of equipment can easily produce dozens of power cords to manage, and a sizable appetite for reliable power. Which enclosure-based power distribution unit (ePDU™) is right for your application? Find out by assessing 10 key factors, to satisfy present and future needs, optimally balance loads and enhance data center efficiency and uptime.
August 2008- You don't have to be an accountant to realize that energy costs are skyrocketing. Small and medium-sized businesses experience this most acutely in the data center, where commonly 30 percent of operating costs go to power and cool servers and other equipment. This whitepaper helps SMBs figure out what are the right servers to use to cut their power and cooling costs.
Keeping the lid on data center expenses is a particular challenge
for small and medium-sized businesses. Like their larger competitors, SMB's need a flexible IT infrastructure that can keep pace with business growth and deliver new services when needed.
Yet how can SMBs keep a lid on data center expenses at the same time that they need to support growth, increase customer satisfaction and improve the quality and accuracy of their IT systems? ...
July 2008- Gartner, a neutral third-party company in the IT industry, was the first to advocate the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This report is precisely categorized and tabulated based on system operation TCO components defined by Gartner. These TCO components are roughly divided into asset costs and staff costs to demonstrate how BladeSymphony can help reduce TCO.
January 2008- The move to blades can save companies over a third of the start-up costs of deploying standalone blades. These savings come via both acquisition costs and facilities costs and are enhanced when coupled with HP deployment and support services. Learn the cost advantages in midsize and enterprise markets of two different HP BladeSystems models. Download now.
September 2007- This white paper examines the requirements for servers, storage, and blade systems in the midmarket; describes the features and capabilities of the HP c3000; and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities HP will face as it seeks to extend its innovative HP BladeSystem c-Class product line to serve the needs of the midmarket. Download now to learn more.
January 2008- This IDC white paper explores the opportunity for integrating solid state drives (SSDs) into the enterprise storage environment. Datacenter challenges are highlighted and compared with the commensurate benefits of SSDs. IDC's forecast for SSD integration into datacenters is delineated. Finally, challenges that SSD OEMs must address before successfully engaging the datacenter are revealed.
January 2008- This IDC White Paper explores the market opportunities for solid state drives (SSDs) and their potential uses in the digital storage world. The technological benefits are discussed in this context, as are the opportunities where storage requirements align with SSDs. Finally, the market trends that are accelerating the adoption of SSDs in the marketplace are evaluated.
November 2007- In this white paper, IDC explores the benefits of solid state drives (SSDs) and how they impact the total cost of ownership (TCO) within the mobile PC environment. The technology factors that make SSDs a viable and beneficial option are discussed in this context. The metrics used in this TCO analysis are associated with the storage device performance, reliability, environmental metrics, and the labor costs incurred by companies using systems that leverage these storage technologies.
January 2008- The Sun Blade 6000 Modular System has been designed from the ground up to deliver far greater efficiency than the corresponding set of rack-mount servers. Thats part of the equation that is making IT organizations everywhere consider blade systems as part of their strategy in battling the space, power, and cooling crunch. What makes IT organizations choose Sun is the additional power and cooling efficiencies they get with the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System over similar ...
January 2008- Blade server architecture offers promise toward addressing issues through increased compute density and lower levels of exposed complexity. With successful Sun Blade 8000 and 8000 P modular systems, Sun Blade 6000 and 6048 modular systems presents a comprehensive multi tier blade portfolio that lets organizations deploy the broadest range of applications on the most ideal platforms. The result is modular architecture that serves the needs of the datacenter and the goals of the business while protecting existing investments into ...
January 2008- This paper published by IBM describes how to Implement Sun Solaris on IBM BladeCenter Servers. The paper also provides the overview of Solaris 10 and BladeCenter. It describes the installation of Solaris onto a blade. In addition, discusses how to create a Solaris Installation Server and necessary updates to perform an installation onto an LS21 based server.
January 2008- A workload designed to replicate a typical Domino Web Access user environment was tested against an HP ProLiant BL480c server blade with two Quad-Core Intel Xeon X5355 processors (2.66 GHz) to determine the maximum user load this server can support. The test was conducted against a Domino 7.0.2 server, and measured the performance of 27,000 users participating in Domino Web Access related activities simultaneously connected to three partitions on a single HP ProLiant BL480c server blade.
January 2008- Insight Control Linux Edition is an all-in-one Linux-hosted blade management and deployment software package. Built on HP Control Tower software, this package delivers deployment and in-depth management of the HP BladeSystem. This paper published by Hewlett-Packard describes best practice guidelines that can help one maximize the capabilities of the HP products such as HP Insight Control Linux Edition (ICLE), HP Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP), HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) when used together to manage ...
January 2008- This paper published by Hewlett-Packard discusses about HP Reference Architecture for Oracle Real Application Clusters on HP c-Class BladeSystem Servers and HP StorageWorks EVA. It specifies the recommended components necessary for implementing Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) database solutions on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Linux. For maximum availability, HP recommends using production RAC clusters that include dedicated and redundant Ethernet cluster interconnects and the redundant I/O paths.
January 2008- In demanding IT environments the HP BladeSystem is the ideal platform for cost reduction and greater simplicity. HP BladeSystem c-Class with the HP Integrity BL860c Server Blade and HP Virtual Server Environment combine to deliver a datacenter solution that has superior performance is highly available and is cost-effective for consolidating enterprise-class workloads. HP Integrity BL860c server blades running HP-UX 11i offer outstanding value with flexible capacity, simplified management and enhanced memory protection.
January 2008- The purpose of this paper is to quantify the impact on typical VMware operations of having just two network connections available for each ESX Server host running on a set of PowerEdge 1955 blades. ESX was configured on each blade so that the ESX Service Console and the VMotion traffic use one NIC and the second NIC is used for the network traffic of the VMs running on the blades.
January 2008- The BL860c server blade is a full-height server blade designed for the standard BladeSystem c-Class enclosure and slides into any open slot in the enclosure. Once added to the enclosure, the server blade should go to standby power. The server blade is at standby power if the health LED is amber. If the system health LED turns green and the fan noise gets louder, then the server blade has powered on automatically. This white ...
January 2008- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 provides many new enhancements and features that can improve an organizations messaging environment. Enhancements in administration, performance, and availability can help companies reduce costs and leverage hardware more efficiently. This paper from Hewlett-Packard provides sizing information for running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mailbox servers on HP ProLiant servers with large mailbox storage constraints.
January 2008- Based on testing performed in the Nashua, New Hampshire labs during February 2007, HP provides this performance results paper for use in comparing the performance of the HP ProLiant BL685c server blade with other Lotus Domino test results. A workload designed to replicate a typical Domino Web Access user environment was tested against an HP ProLiant BL685c server blade with four AMD Opteron processors (Model 8218 / 2.6 GHz) to determine the maximum user load this server ...
January 2008- This paper published by Network Appliance (NetApp) demonstrates to the storage administrator audience how to prepare, configure, and boot IBM BladeCenter blade servers using Network Appliance FCP SAN attached storage systems. This paper describes how to configure the BladeCenter Fibre Channel expansion adapter, provides a brief overview of the BladeCenter I/O module subsystem, and provides detailed steps for configuring FCP SAN boot using Network Appliance storage system.
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