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Blade Server Business Benefits
May 12, 2011
As a business, would you agree that you spend too much time trying to maintain the infrastructure you already have? Do you ever wish that you had more time in the day and perhaps budget to spend on helping your business to enter new markets, become much more efficient and offer some new services?
The Blade Server from HP is delivering these wishes for millions of customers around the world today, HP have been leading the way in IT convergence for some time now helping customers to select the right strategy to benefit from the capabilities of virtualisation, cloud computing, Green IT among other initiatives.
The HP BladeSystem is the industry’s only converged infrastructure built for any workload from desktop to data centre, the HP BladeSystem can drive your business innovation and eliminate IT sprawl. It is a change ready infrastructure that can support all of your business applications from infrastructure to mission critical on a single platform with both ProLiant and Integrity server blades and a whole range of storage and networking options. The BladeSystem eliminates the need for putting 60% more servers in the same physical space. In addition, it enables you to benefit from a modular, future proof design that helps you take advantage of proven future innovations such as Virtual Connect, Thermal Logic and Insight Management and it can be quickly scaled, repurposed and upgraded to match your evolving business needs.
HP BladeSystem is built and engineered to ensure that you maximise every hour, watt, and pound saving up to 56% total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to traditional infrastructures. Blades share the power, network and storage infrastructure at the BladeSystem enclosure level. As equipment is not needed for each server there is a huge reduction in power distribution, cables LAN and SAN switches, connectors, adapters and cables. With the BladeSystem you can see exactly how and where you are using your power at the data centre level and focus your scarce power resources on your most important business priorities. The HP Insight Control Software unlocks the potential of your HP BladeSystem helping to cut management time in half compared to in a rack mount environment. With HP Insight Control you can provision servers quickly, manage server health proactively and control servers from anywhere whilst managing power confidently.
Server virtualisation demands businesses to focus on a fully converged infrastructure in which servers, storage and networking are integrated seamlessly. Using the HP StorageWorks P4800 BladeSystem SAN solution, you are able to take advantage of all the BladeSystem features, while simplifying and reducing your storage solution. In addition the P4800 provide and all inclusive set of software capabilities that result in many customer benefits such as there are no hidden software costs, everything is included up front such as storage management as a single pool of storage, online scalability, additional performance and capacity are available on the fly without the need to take applications offline. Efficient capacity utilisation with embedded features like reservationless thin provisioning, in addition to zero downtime for NIC, controller, switch or double disk failures.
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