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The New HP Virtualization Solutions

hpHP has long been a proponent of virtualization solutions, and one recent move by the company bears out that commitment. HPs new VirtualSystem for Microsoft ships with HP servers using Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization software already preconfigured. This release promises to help companies deploy their virtualized server workloads much more quickly.

Best of all, the servers and their workloads can be managed using both Insight Control from HP as well as Microsoft Service Centers.

VirtualSystem for Microsoft provides customers with a direct path to private, as well as public, cloud solutions. It’s built on the same proven architecture that HP uses in its CloudSystem. This architecture combines three key areas – storage, servers, and networking – to help reduce latency, scale capacity, and effectively deploy cloud solutions.

While virtualization of course isn’t ideal for every type of cloud solution, there are many applications that will perform extraordinarily in this manner, and HP’s system is aimed squarely at those applications.

Scaling up, scaling down

When you talk about virtualization and cloud computing solutions, most of what you hear about scalability has to do with increasing capacity. Indeed, virtualization is key in offering more resources to an organization in a faster way.

But, what about those organizations who need to scale up only temporarily? It just doesn’t make sense to make huge investments in infrastructure that will cost more than what the temporary need will justify.

VirtualSystem for Microsoft gives you the kind of scalable flexibility you need for those high-capacity projects, but does so in such a way that coming back down to normal operations isn’t a problem.

Here are some quick details on VirtualSystem for Microsoft:

•    Release is scheduled for later this year.

•    Pricing will be around $175,500.

•    Two models will be available. The VS1 can host around 750 virtual machines, while the VS2 can host around 2,500 virtual machines.

•    Various configurations can contain up to 12 HP ProLiant servers, many modules for network and storage connectivity, and up to 84TB of SAN storage via the P4800 LeftHand SAN.

If you need to add to your virtualization capacity or want to implement a virtualization strategy, it’s worth taking a look at HP’s VirtualSystem for Microsoft.

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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.