HP announced enterprise architecture innovations that help customers reduce cost and complexity, accelerate IT service delivery and enable business growth. The new solutions enable a next-generation data center designed to rapidly virtualize, simplify and automate processes to address evolving business demands.
To deliver rapid business value, organizations are looking to big data, cloud, mobility and security to drive revenue. However, transitioning to the New Style of IT is often hindered by the complexity and disjointed architecture plaguing data centers today. This is fueling the growth of software-defined data centers (SDDCs) – where infrastructure is virtualized, delivered as a service and controlled by software, in an open, agile and cost-effective way – in addition to other data center innovations.
HP is delivering enterprise-proven infrastructure solutions to enable organizations to transform their enterprise architectures, including two new HP ProLiant Moonshot servers delivering high-density, ARM-based systems for hyperscale, datacenter environments. It also offers HP SDN App Store, the first enterprise-grade software-defined networking (SDN) application ecosystem in the market providing HP’s ecosystem partners a go-to-market platform together with consulting and support services that will enable customers to uncover the business value of SDN. Customers also get HP Store Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) license at no cost to all purchasers of Intel Xeon E5 v3-based servers and single-click installation on new HP ProLiant Gen9 Server models, to help customers easily and cost-effectively adopt software-defined storage (SDS).
To help customers simplify and cost-optimize server virtualization, over the next year HP and Intel will distribute licenses for more than 72 Petabytes of SDS capacity at no additional charge to customers. Under this program, any customer that purchases an Intel Xeon E5 v3-based server will be able to download HP StoreVirtual VSA software and obtain a license for 1TB of SDS capacity at no cost from hp.com/go/unlockVSA. With an HP StoreVirtual VSA license, customers can easily adopt SDS by deploying resilient shared storage for less cost and physical footprint as compared to dedicated storage hardware.
The new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Starter Kit accelerates application performance at a low entry street starting price of US$35,000, which complements the US$2 per usable gigabyte price of the larger HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array. For less than half the cost of competing entry-level all-flash arrays, the HP 7200 Starter Kit scales from 7 TB to 690 TB of usable flash capacity via hardware-assisted 3PAR Thin Deduplication and Thin Clones software.