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HP Virtual Connect: Rethink how Blade Servers are Connected

If you rely on HP BladeSystem servers in your enterprise, you need to consider HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager. HP Virtual connect helps to increase the productivity of your entire organization, respond in a quicker fashion to changes in workload or infrastructure and even whittle away at your operating costs. Whether you use Virtual Connect across a LAN or a SAN, the centralized connectivity and workload mobility that come as a result are valuable assets.

HP Virtual Connect is an architectHP Virtual Connecture that you’ll find in each BladeSystem c-Class enclosure. The Enterprise Manager component gives you a single, central console from which you can do a number of tasks. You can administer LAN or SAN addresses, do group-based configuration management and more. You can initiate deployments, movements or even failover of server-to-network connections. Virtual Connect is scalable in that you can do these things for 200 Virtual Connect domains. That’s 800 BladeSystem enclosures or more than 12,000 blade servers.

This makes your infrastructure change-ready. Virtual Connect means that you can add, recover, replace or remove servers across your datacenter environment in just minutes without affecting the availability of your network. Virtual connect is idea for a datacenter that has multiple BladeSystem enclosures.

HP Virtual connect also helps your infrastructure in a number of other ways. It helps to provide increased consistency. It helps to centralize and to simplify both connectivity and workload management. It reduces the amount of time you need to invest in deploying and maintaining your server infrastructure, and it reduces the risks involved in deployment, too. HP Virtual Connect lets you respond in a much quicker way to the changing demands of your business.

The HP Virtual Connect software also works to provide you with the kind of dynamic infrastructure your business needs. You can rapidly repurpose servers using HP Virtual Connect. You can also migrate servers from a test to a production environment with a few simple and quick clicks.

All of this means that your management processes are simplified. Because a single console can be used to manage so vast a server farm, you save time and optimize the use if IT personnel. You’ll be able to increase productivity of your IT resources, as well. HP Virtual Connect will even increase your server-to-administrator ratio.
Reduced operating costs are another benefit to HP Virtual connect. You can deploy configurations to groups of servers across Virtual Connect domains. This, in turn, reduces the time costs involved in deployment,  maintenance and recovery.

Finally, HP Virtual Connect lets you respond quickly to changing needs. In just a few minutes, you can make server infrastructure changes. You can assign failover server connection profiles between your servers and between BladeSystem enclosures.

In the end, HP Virtual Connect is a must-have for any company with an HP Server infrastructure. Its scalability, versatility and raw power put control – real control – of your servers in the hands of your administrators, and will reduce the overall TCO of your server infrastructure.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.