Wednesday, August 05, 2009

HP data centre reduces cost by 34% – CIS boss

The Managing Director, Computer Information Systems (CIS) Nigeria Limited, Mr. Charbel Bon-Eid, has said that data centre management solution from the Hewlett Packard (HP) reduces costs by 34 per cent based on the company’s green business technology initiative.

Speaking at the one-day seminar organized by CIS and HP in Lagos, Mr. Bon-Eid said that HP made this achievable through its Performance Optimized Data (POD) centre, based on dynamic smart cooling as well as thermal logic, which is based on power measurement.

To experience data centre transformation, he said, it involves the practical ways to overcome the energy and capacity limitations, operational vulnerabilities and technology constraints for energy and space efficiency among others.

He explained that why HP could reduce data centre cost by 34 per cent is because it has a combined value proposition, which showed that though the initial cost may be high, but when spread over the years the data centre would last, hence proving that total cost of ownership would be cheaper.

Mr. Bon-Eid who dwelt on “The CIS & HP Advantage in Managing Projects and Risks” noted that in this era of globalization, it has been discovered that 57 per cent of employees work in a location other than the headquarters of their companies.

Globalisation, he said, means that there exist global clients, projects and offices respectively, pointing out that only technology could transcend across all the agents smoothly without much ado, especially backed-up with the kind of partnership exhibited by CIS and HP.

He cited power consumption for instance, saying that reduction in power usage reduces cost and increases profitability.

The partnership between the two companies, he said, proffer solutions for servers, mostly on the new HP Proliant G6 servers, legacy mini-computers, replacing them with

HP integrity itanium-based servers as well as SAN and NAS equipment.

In addition, tape backup systems, tape libraries and data protector solutions are available for customers, maintaining that HP addresses management of data centres from the management point of view.

He also outlined some automation imperatives to include deep visibility, automation, data and process integration, reporting and full lifecycle support.

Also speaking at the forum, Channel Manager at HP West Africa, Mrs Rita Amuchienwa, noted that HP no longer produce camera, although they still have some stock, which are yet to be sold out.

Commending CIS, Mrs. Amuchienwa said that the focus of their partnership is on customers, partnership growth and profitability, hence committed to making its partners viable for competition and progressive in nature.

She enjoined CIS like other operators to take advantage of special pricing which is usually given to bulk deals, noting that CIS has over the years won several HP awards and urged other partners to emulate the company.

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