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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HP launches Proliant server for virtualisation

Hewlett Packard (HP) Nigeria has introduced new Proliant server to help improve the quality of virtualization within organisations, REMMY NWEKE &
CHARLES OKOH.

Virtualization is a framework or methodology of dividing the resources of a computer into multiple execution environments by applying one or more concepts or technologies, such as hardware and software partitioning, time-sharing, partial or complete machine simulation, emulation, quality of service, and many others has grown to be top of mind for most organization information officers.

Presenting the HP latest innovation, ProLiant BL495c Virtualization Blade to journalists, the company’s Enterprise Server Manager, Mr. Chuks Okpaka stated that the HP’s newest introduction is built to eliminate bottlenecks to virtual server performance.

"According to analyst, the market for Virtual machine software grew 69 percent from 2006 to 2007 and is projected to grow more than 50 percent this year and the adoption rate reflects that many business are already realizing benefits from their implementations", he said.

Addressing journalists on its latest innovation, HP urged organizations to, ‘Rethink application and IT operations management, infrastructure barriers and client architecture so as to leverage virtualization to achieve greater reliability and security as well as improved manageability, flexibility and the Returns On Investment (ROI) of end-user computing.

On the barriers inhibiting most organizations from thinking virtualization HP stated that the biggest inhibitors to appreciating and adopting virtualization are majorly connected with upfront cost, staff training and experience.

Others are the problems associated with gaining approval from corporate management and infrastructure planning and the challenges of effectively managing both physical and virtual resources.

Enumerating however the benefits derivable from "Rethinking Virtualization", HP at the presentation of its new machine stated that customers who employ the use of Virtualization devices stand to enjoy faster delivery of applications and services and will also have the advantage of being able to put unused resources and capacity to work.

Other benefits accruable from the use of virtualization according to HP are increased focus on business priorities, improved security and manageability, improved ROI and better protection of end-user data.

Listing the unique benefits that the new introduced HP ProLiant BL495c virtualization blade has in stock for its prospective customers HP’s Okpaka stated the new device built to eliminate bottlenecks to virtual server performance has the advantage of offering its users reduced costs and power consumption, better Virtual machine performance and improved manageability.

Differentiating the HP ProLiant virtualization blade from other brands, Mr. Okpaka said " the new machine we are introducing to you today has two times more memory than Dell M605 and IBM LS21 and also has two more Ethernet Nics than the other two brands" he concluded


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