HP Enters the Hyper-Converged Appliance Space

HP is making available a new “hyper-converged” offering that combines software-defined storage, compute, management and VMware integration, which the vendor says will enable deployment of virtualized environments from power-on to provisioning of new applications in less than 15 minutes.

The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual combines all required hardware and management into a single scale-out system. The system includes HP OneView InstantOn, HP OneView for VMware vCenter, and HP StoreVirtual VSA technology for simple self-installation and management of fully clustered, highly available servers and storage.

This integrated appliance is sized for server virtualization and virtual desktop workloads based on VMware best practices, providing faster response times to business demands, simplified administration and improved application availability. The solution provides operational efficiencies through unified management across HP StoreVirtual, HP ProLiant Servers and HP OneView’s converged management with VMware vSphere integration and wizard-driven startup designed for IT generalists without specialized storage expertise.

“Enterprises are looking to simplify IT operations and deliver applications and services faster with absolute simplicity” said Nariman Teymourian, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Systems at HP. “The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual system enables the business to accelerate time to value and respond to business opportunities faster.”

HP and VMware already have considerable common ground. More customers run VMware software on HP ProLiant Servers than any other platform, and there have been more than 50,000 HP OneView for VMware vCenter downloads, along with more than one million HP StoreVirtual software-defined storage license distributions, HP said. The HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual system will be available worldwide in December 2014.

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