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HP and VMware share more than seven years of joint innovation and experience, delivering virtual infrastructure solutions. No combination of virtualization software and infrastructure is chosen more often than HP and VMware, more than 40% according to IDC. HP offers more VMware certified server and storage solutions than any other provider and our services expertise is unparalleled in the industry, with more VMware certified specialists than any other vendor. HP and VMware have been investing together in the innovation of virtualization technologies to enable customers to unleash the potential of their people, applications and technology infrastructure.

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Latest Content From VMware/HP

Whitepaper: Virtualization with HP and VMware Solution Guide for Midsize Businesses

by VMware/HPMar 30, 2010

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.


Whitepaper: Business Case for Virtualization: Building an Adaptive Infrastructure

by VMware/HPMar 30, 2010

The business case is clear: Virtualization can help you save money, increase IT agility, and improve business outcomes. Are you capitalizing on these opportunities?

In today�s competitive global economy, your business needs to be poised to respond faster to market changes, customer demands, and growth opportunities. To do this, you need an agile IT infrastructure that is built to deliver better business outcomes�what we refer to as an Adaptive Infrastructure.

At the same time, you have to hold the line on rising data center costs. One way to do this is to increase the utilization of information technology (IT) assets, including servers and storage devices. In today�s enterprise data centers, for example, it is not uncommon to find servers with utilization rates as low as 5 to 15 percent, and storage with utilization rates of 50 percent.

And then there is the issue of rising energy expenditures. As you fill your data center with higher density servers and storage power and cooling costs can threaten to break your budget.

All the while, your IT organization needs to make hard decisions about compute platform choices for business services. Should you build and manage your own in-house data centers, use a traditional outsourced service provider, or tap into cloud-related services? Or deploy a hybrid of all three?

Virtualization helps you overcome these challenges.


Whitepaper: Changing the economics of IT: Creating a business-ready infrastructure

by VMware/HPMar 30, 2010

Data centers around the world are wrestling with a common set of challenges. Over half are not optimized for agility. Most are not agile enough to easily respond to changing client demands or unexpected execution problems. In many data centers, a good portion of the IT budget is still trapped in maintenance and operations, due to aging equipment and a reliance on labor intensive manual process. Many data centers are power and space constrained, with a sizable part of the IT budget going to data center power and cooling, which now exceeds the cost of new systems.

That�s a problem because now, more than ever before, IT is expected to quickly deliver new services that drive business growth, while working to cut costs. How do you meet these expectations? In short, you need new, more advanced technologies and services that break down technology silos so you can easily pool, share, and allocate resources. What�s more, these new technologies and services need to be easier to buy, quicker to deploy, and easier to manage�so you can extract greater returns from your investments.

To change the economics of IT, your organization needs to move beyond hard-wired legacy technology silos and create a business-ready infrastructure that is agile and dynamic. Virtualization is a key to these efforts. It enables resources to be pooled, shared, and quickly allocated.