HP announced new products, services and solutions to help customers simplify their virtualized environments to realize business benefits from the data center to the desktop.
Announced at VMworld 2008, HP’s new offerings provide support for VMware technologies in four key areas: management software, virtualization services, virtual desktop infrastructure, and server and storage infrastructures.
Information faster – zero-impact information backup and instant recovery of VMware
Protecting virtual machines and their application data with frequent backups and minimal impact to the virtual infrastructure has become one of the biggest information management challenges for technology organizations to overcome.
HP Data Protector software simplifies and centralizes automated data protection and recovery operations. This includes increased availability of critical applications with Zero Downtime Backup and Instant Recovery capabilities.
Now available for VMware environments, HP Data Protector Zero Downtime Backup and Instant Recovery tightly integrate with HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays, giving customers zero-impact backup of mission-critical application data residing on virtual machines.
This integration also provides the recovery of both the virtual machine and critical data in seconds or minutes instead of hours.
Planning and provisioning physical and virtual resources together
HP Insight Dynamics – VSE is the industry’s first integrated solution to visualize, plan and change physical and virtual resources in the same way, improving data center efficiency and lowering cost. Combined with VMware VirtualCenter, the solution provides for cost-effective, high-availability and simplified provisioning of resources across the data center. HP Insight Dynamics – VSE with VMware VirtualCenter can pre-emptively move virtual machines to a different hardware platform before any downtime occurs.
The real-time capacity planning capabilities of Insight Dynamics – VSE let customers continuously analyze and optimize their server resources, both physical and virtual. With energy awareness built into the tool, users can optimize server configurations to lower power utilization.
New HP services support VMware virtualization of Microsoft Exchange 2007
New HP Virtual Exchange Infrastructure Services supporting VMware help customers better understand and maximize their VMware and Microsoft Exchange 2007 investments.
HP planning, quick-start and implementation services lead customers through the consolidation and migration of existing messaging systems to Microsoft Exchange 2007 on VMware Infrastructure without affecting day-to-day operations. This improves data protection by moving the message stores to the data center from remote locations.
HP VDI for VMware virtualization – new services and thin client support
New HP VDI Services supporting VMware virtualization allow customers to better utilize their HP VDI and VMware technologies. HP VDI is a desktop replacement solution that provides security for data and applications on a desktop and lowers the cost of desktop life cycle management, while providing users with the experience of a standard desktop.
These planning, quick-start and implementation services help customers understand their VDI options, develop a roadmap that matches their business strategies, assess the business value of VDI and implement the right solution. The results include better control over – and more cost-effective management of – desktops, installations, upgrades, patches and backups.
HP’s industry-leading thin client portfolio has been certified for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager, VMware’s next-generation connection broker. This certification ensures HP customers receive a superior out-of-the-box experience with smooth and easy deployment of VMware VDI with any HP thin client.
Vinod /ITvoir Network